Why Choose an Endodontist
Reason 1: Experience
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in saving teeth. Endodontics become specialists by completing dental school followed by an additional two or more years of advanced training in endodontics. They preform routine as well as very complex endodontic procedures, including root canal treatment, retreatments and endodontic surgery. As a result of their training, endodontists are skilled in finding the cause of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnose. They are also experts in managing and relieving tooth pain, treating traumatic injuries to teeth and performing other procedures including internal bleaching to remove discoloration from teeth. On average,endodontists perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists perform less than two.
Reason 2: Efficiency
By focusing their practice on specific procedures such as root canal treatment, surgery and dental trauma, endodontists are experts at managing a wide array of complex endodontic problems efficiently.
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, Advanced technologies, together with specialized techniques, give endodontists a very accurate view of the inside of the tooth and allow them to treat their patients quickly and comfortably.
Today, getting root canal treatment is often no more uncomfortable than having a filling.
For more information, please visit the American Association of Endodontists website www.aae.org.