Why visit an endodontist?
Just as your medical doctor may refer you to a specialist, your general dentist can also refer you to an endodontist for a root canal procedure. Endodontists are dentists specially trained to treat infections and pain related to the root canal system of a tooth.
Endodontists require at least 2 additional years of post-doctoral education. This additional training not only produces clinicians proficient in endodontic procedures, but also provides a deeper biological understanding of how to treat and prevent the disease. With this greater knowledge, endodontists are capable of providing treatment resulting in the best possible outcome for your tooth.