I write alot of reviews. Some are critical and some are complimentary. Today I visited Michigan Avenue Dental Associates and my review is a complimentary review. My experience today was unexpected and unique for me. I have good teeth. Hardly any fillings. Yesterday I broke a back tooth and it hurt like hell, I didn't sleep a wink last night.I could see that it broke in half from front to back. The tongue side of the tooth was waving in the breeze. I asked a co-worker this morning for a reference of dentist downtown. She said many people at our company go to Michigan Avenue Dental Asociates. So I called them. They fitted me in as best they could this morning for my emergency. Dr. James saw me. An x-ray was taken. Not to my surprise he said,"Unfortunately the tooth will need to be removed." He also said I needed a protective appliance for the rest of my teeth because he noted I was a grinder. I knew I was a grinder, My previous dentist noted it too, but he never emphasized how important it was to address my night grinding. He just made a passing comment. Dr. James on the other hand indicated it was imperative to address my grinding or else additional teeth of mine would be fracturing and/or chipping, one at a time, not necessarily needing to be extracted, but needing some fillings or crowns. After a confirmatory diagnosis by another dentist, (I like the idea of a group practice that works so professionally together), he fortunately took out the tooth today. The nerve was exposed and I didn't sleep a wink last night and having it taken out today was a blessing, even though I know I messed up his schedule. I'm going back for a protective guard and an implant. I wish I had gone to this office years ago. Thanks everyone for treating my terrible problem situation so professionally. And look forward in seeing everyone at my next visit.