An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in saving teeth. Endodontists become specialists by completing four years of dental school followed by an additional two or more years of advanced specialty training in the treatment of diseases of the dental pulp. They perform routine as well as difficult and very complex procedures, including root canal treatment, root canal retreatment and endodontic microsurgery. As a result of their specialty training, endodontists are skilled in finding the cause of oral and facial pain, treating traumatic injuries to teeth, diagnosing cracked teeth and performing other procedures that save teeth. Endodontists also are the experts in local anesthesia, ensuring patients are completely numb and comfortable during their procedures.
Why Choose an Endodontist?
Reason 1: Experience
On average, endodontists perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists perform less than two.
Reason 2: Efficiency
Because they limit their practice solely to endodontic treatment, endodontists are efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences and faster healing.
Reason 3: Availability
Most endodontists offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases, so delays in treatment are kept to a minimum and patients can be relieved of dental pain quickly.
Reason 4: Advanced Technology
Many endodontists use state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics, to treat their patients quickly and comfortably.