Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth and strive to maintain your natural smile for life.
Endodontics is a specialty, just like any other medical specialty and therefore, requires an extra two or more years of schooling and training beyond dental school. Endodontists perform root canals with a higher degree of difficulty more frequently than general dentists do because that is their focus. While the average general dentist performs only a couple routine root canals in a week, the average endodontist performs about 25 root canal cases ranging from routine to extremely difficult and sometimes even rare. Because of this, they have the vast experience necessary to treat even the toughest cases.
Because endodontists have more training in the treatment of root canal cases and have limited their practices solely to endodontic therapy, they can be more thorough and precise in their treatment which leads to faster healing and an overall better patient experience. They also always have the tools on hand to best perform these difficult procedures.
Endodontists often deal with patients in extreme pain and their goal is to eliminate that pain as quickly as possible. In order to do this, they are often very flexible when it comes to emergency cases. Their priority is to keep delays in treatment to a minimum and to get you out of pain immediately.
Many endodontists utilize state-of-the-art equipment like surgical microscopes, digital x-rays, ultrasonic instrumentation, and three dimensional imaging to treat their patients. This technology allows them to treat patients quickly, efficiently, and comfortably. Ask us about our new GentleWave technology.