Endodontists are dentists with at least two additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosis and root canal treatment.
Because they limit their practices to endodontics, they treat these types of problems every day. They use their special training and experience in treating difficult cases, such as teeth with narrow or blocked canals, or unusual anatomy.
Endodontists may use advanced technology, such as operating microscopes, ultrasonics and digital imaging, to perform these special services.
For more information on endodontic procedures, visit each of these pages: root canal treatment, cracked teeth, endodontic surgery and retreatment.
The training, tools and techniques of endodontists have advanced a lot in recent years. Today, getting root canal treatment is often no more uncomfortable than having a filling. Read about one patient’s experience with a root canal specialist and how the endodontist’s calm, caring manner put him at ease.