Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth, committed to helping you maintain your natural smile for a lifetime. They have at least two years of additional education to become experts in performing root canal treatment and diagnosing and treating tooth pain.
ExperienceEndodontists are dental specialists with an additional two or more years of
specialized training beyond dental school. The average endodontist completes 25
root canal treatments a week, while general dentists do about two root canals a
Because they limit their practice solely to endodontic treatment, endodontists
are efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences and faster
Most endodontists offer tremendous flexibility even on weekends in accommodating
emergency cases, so delays in treatment are kept to a minimum and patients can
be relieved of dental pain quickly.
Many endodontists use state-of-the-art technology such as operating
microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics, to
treat their patients quickly and comfortably.
Why are endodontists
While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists
are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are
specialists because they’ve completed an additional two or more years of
training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing
tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to
the interior of the tooth. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with
endodontic treatment. For this reason, endodontists proudly refer to themselves
as Specialists in Saving Teeth.
What does Partners in
Patient Care mean?Endodontists are valuable members of your general dentist’s team of trusted
caregivers. Your dentist may consult with or refer you to an endodontist
because of concerns about your dental and medical conditions or treatment
preferences. Your dental team works together to relieve pain, save teeth and
provide you with optimal, quality care.
What is the AAE? The American Association of Endodontists is the professional membership
association for endodontists, endodontic residents and dental professionals
with an interest in the specialist. More than 90 percent of U.S. endodontists
belong to the AAE. The Association is dedicated to excellence in the art and
science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The AAE is
the leading source for endodontic continuing education and research, and
provides the latest, accurate, scientifically based information to educate
patients about endodontics and the benefits of seeing a root canal specialist.
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