Why Choose an Endodontist
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy — procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. The word “endodontic” comes from “endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. Like many medical terms, it’s Greek. All dentists are trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy, however, many teeth are especially difficult to diagnose and treat. That’s why you may have been referred to an endodontic specialist.
In addition to dental school, endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in this kind of treatment. They study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists.
Reason 1: Experience
On average, an endodontists may perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists perform less than two.
Reason 2: Efficiency
Because we limit our practice solely to endodontics, treatment is efficient and precise. This equates to a positive experience and faster healing.
Reason 3: Availability
Our offices 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
We utilize state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics, to treat patients quickly and comfortably. Today, getting root canal treatment is often no more uncomfortable than having a filling.