Dr. Brett Evan Gilbert D.D.S.
Endodontist | Endodontics6769 N Milwaukee Ave Niles IL, 60714
Dr. Brett E. Gilbert graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2001 and completed his postgraduate training in Endodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2003. He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. He is a past-president of the Illinois Association of Endodontists. Dr. Gilbert is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He was named a top ten young dental educator in America by the Seattle Study Club in 2017. In 2019 he was named to Academic Keys Who’s Who in Dentistry Higher Education (WWDHE). In 2019, he founded an endodontic specialty program at the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic to provide free endodontic services to those in need. Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. Dr. Gilbert has a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois.
Education and Training
University of Maryland DDS 2001
University of Maryland Certificate in Endodontics 2003
American Board of Endodontics
Dr. Brett Evan Gilbert D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
Endodontic Engagement: The GP and Endodontist Can Achieve More As a Team Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S.Diplomate, American Board of EndodonticsThe Pulse:To truly feel the current pulse in dentistry, you must listen to what other dentists are thinking and saying. Online message boards are a great place to...
Not necessarily. But often if you get a root canal you will need a crown after. READ MORE
This totally depends on the condition of the tooth that will support the bridge. Sometimes RCT is necessary and other times not. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
I would recommend reaching out to the dentist who started the root canal and inform them of your symptoms and concerns. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
Your dentist should be able to give you the possible scenarios around pain for you when you consult with them. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
It depends on the depth, location and condition of your mouth overall. Please visit a dentist to be evaluated. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
There are no special issues cleaning after a root canal. Normal brushing and flossing will do it. READ MORE
This is not a typical recommendation. Salt water rinsing can be helpful if you have a sore or other soft tissue irritation, but this is not going to be a remedy for post operative symptoms related to a root canal procedure. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
You would need to see your dentist to get imaging and an exam to understand what is going on. Best not to wait! Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
There is not too much to it! You may be sore for a few days and your doctor should be able to give you an idea of what symptoms to expect. Overall, it should recover quickly and you will get right back to normal! Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
It really depends on the condition of your tooth prior to the procedure. Normally, any symptoms are mild after treatment. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
You usually cannot fix them unless you have a soft tissue grafting procedure to place new tissue where it is missing. Good oral hygiene can prevent further loss. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
Root canals are not painful, but the conditions that require one are. Many times, patients remember the pain they had with their tooth, but actually it was the root canal procedure that solved it. I would recommend moving forward with your procedure with the expectation that you will have a great experience. I would recommend you see an endodontist vs. a general dentist for this procedure. We are specialists for this procedure and can make sure it is a good experience for you. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
This could be totally normal. If you have concerns, you should return to your dentist to re-evaluate. READ MORE
You will need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine if treatment is needed. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
There is ample information online regarding dental filling materials. I would recommend doing a google search or going to www.ada.org as another resource. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
This may be normal, but you should return to your dentist for follow up to assure that this is normal. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
Every filling will be different depending on the tooth and its condition to begin with. Bring headphones and just relax until it's finished! Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
You should consult with an oral surgeon. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
You would need to be examined to determine what treatment you would need. READ MORE
You would need to ask your doctor as every procedure is different and the assessment of the tooth would determine the amount of time needed. Brett E. Gilbert, D.D.S. READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Assistant Clinical Professor University of Illinois Chicago 2004 - Present
- Top 10 Young Dental Educator 2017 Seattle Study Club
- American Association of Endodontists
- Illinois State Dental Society
- College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontists
- American Dental Association
- Illinois Association of Endodontists
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic
- AAE Foundation for Endodontics
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