Why See An Endodontist?
Endodontists (Root Canal Specialists) are dentists with at least two additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosis and treatment of root canal related health problems after graduating from a dental school.
Because they limit their practices only to endodontics, they gain vast insight in treating these types of problems. Based on their special training and proficiency accumulated through experience, endodontists are highly knowledgeable and skilled in treating difficult cases, such as teeth with narrow or blocked canals, or unusual anatomy.
Endodontists are very good at getting people out of toothache and saving teeth with gentle and compassionate care. Most of the endodontic offices are willing to accept patients in pain who need urgent care for pain relief related to root canal problems.
The majority of endodontists also adopt advanced technology, such as dental operating microscopes, ultrasonics and digital imaging, and 3D CBCT scan to perform these special services. The training, tools, and techniques of endodontists have advanced a lot in recent years. Today, getting root canal treatment is often as comfortable as having a filling.