The AAE is unable to judge the particular skills of individual endodontists, but you can search for a member in your area through the Find an Endodontist search engine.
All AAE member endodontists are licensed by the state in which they practice. Some endodontists have chosen to become Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics and are “Board-certified.” You can search for an endodontist who has achieved Diplomate status through the ABE website.
Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. Today, endodontists understand a great deal about pain management. With modern techniques and anesthetics, the vast majority of patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure. For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. Over-the-counter medications, such as Advil® or Tylenol®, are usually enough to manage this sensitivity. In some cases prescription medications may be necessary, and are available from your endodontist. Follow your endodontist’s instructions carefully.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your endodontic treatment is completed. Of course, if you experience pressure or pain that lasts more than a few days, call your endodontist.
Most endodontists offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases including weekends in some cases so your pain can be relieved quickly.
First, try to resolve the issue with your endodontist. If that does not alleviate your concern, put your complaint in writing and mail your signed complaint to Helen Jameson, J.D., assistant executive director for professional affairs, American Association of Endodontists, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611-2691 or email email@example.com.
The AAE does not keep a record of what methodologies or practice management tools each endodontist utilizes in their practice. It is best to find a list of endodontists in your area and contact them to see which one(s) meet your needs.
Yes. Please contact the Headquarters office through firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 800/872-3636 (U.S., Canada, Mexico) or 312/266-7255. You can also use the AAE’s Find an Endodontist search engine and visit endodontists’ practice websites for more information.
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