Why should I see an endodontist instead of my normal dentist?
Endodontists Specialize in Saving Teeth
Endodontists complete two or more years of additional education beyond dentistry school. Less than three percent of dentists are endodontists.
In many cases, an endodontist can save a diseased or damaged tooth, helping you avoid the need for an extraction.
Endodontists learn advanced techniques for managing pain during treatment. They are often experts in administering numbing medication, even for patients who traditionally have issues with anesthesia.
Take a look at the damage a tooth infection can cause...
Endodontists provide root canals and much more.
The Most Common Endodontic Procedure Is Root Canal Therapy
Endodontists have the training and tools to save your tooth.
Cutting-Edge Techniques and Diagnostic Tools
Endodontists use materials and equipment designed to make your treatment both effective and comfortable. State-of-the-art tools such as digital x-rays and 3D cone beam CT imaging make diagnosis and treatment planning more efficient.
According to the American Association of Endodontics (AAE), the space inside a root canal is smaller than FDR's ear on a dime. Without specialized equipment, it is easy to miss affected areas during a root canal treatment, causing recurring infection. Endodontists use operating microscopes to view the tiny spaces within the root canals for thorough treatment with lasting benefits.
"By limiting their practice to endodontics, endodontists focus exclusively on treatments of the dental pulp. They complete an average of 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists typically do two."The American Association of Endodontists
Trust Your Dental Health to a Specialist
Despite advancements in dental implants and other tooth replacement technology, nothing looks, feels, or functions like your natural teeth. When injury or infection occurs, an endodontist can save your tooth and protect your smile. If you have suffered dental trauma, are experiencing a toothache, or have been told you need an endodontic procedure, contact an endodontist today.
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