What is an ENDODONTIST and what do they do?
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through Endodontic therapy procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. All dentist are trained in diagnosis and Endodontic therapy, however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. That's why you may have been referred to an Endodontic specialist.
In addition to dental residency, Endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in this kind of treatment. They study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to an Endodontist for:
• Root Canal Therapy
• Internal Bleaching of discolored Teeth
• Retreatment of Root Canals
• Root Canal Surgery
What Happens During Endodontic treatment? or What is a Root Canal?