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 we limit our practice solely to endodontic treatment, we are efficient and precise. Our patients spend much less time in the chair as they would elsewhere. Our patients are scheduled for one hour or less and are expected to have their root canal treatment completed in just one visit. 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.
How is an Endodontist different than my General Dentist?
All dentists, including your general dentist, received training in endodontic treatment in dental school. General dentists can perform root canal procedures along with other dental procedures, but often they refer patients needing endodontic treatment to a specialized practice, who works in collaboration with your dentist.
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in saving teeth. Endodontists become specialists by completing dental school, followed by additional years of advanced training to include the diagnosis and treatment of dental pain. Our endodontists are able to perform routine, as well as difficult and very complex root canal procedures, including endodontic surgery and treatment of traumatic dental injuries.
Today, getting root canal treatment is often no more uncomfortable than having a filling.