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Your natural teeth are worth saving. See an endodontist today.

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We live in a disposable, all-things-recyclable era. Yet some things are truly worth saving, preserving and revering. Take our teeth, for instance: a gateway to nutrition, a sign of emotion, a signal of overall good health. Our natural teeth are worth saving. And no one is better equipped to do that than an endodontist.

AAE Worth Saving Campaign - Landmarks Contest

Preservationists by nature, endodontists understand what’s worth saving. The same way teeth have a natural ally in endodontists, the AAE wants to be an ally to natural landmarks that are worth saving.

That is why we have launched a contest spotlighting some natural landmarks to tie the importance of saving your natural teeth to the preservation of other natural treasures. Encourage patients, family and friends to vote for their favorites, and vote for yours, too!

When to See an Endodontist

If you're experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, suspect a cracked tooth or suffered dental trauma, or your dentist recommended root canal treatment, you should see an endodontist who specializes in diagnosing and treating tooth pain.

What You Need to Know about Root Canal Safety

Research overwhelmingly proves that root canal treatment is safe, effective and eliminates pain. The AAE's Root Canal Safety page provides resources about the safety of endodontic treatment.

Patient Connection

Read what other patients have to say about their experience having root canal treatment from an endodontic specialist.

Patient Testimonial

“I have had very good experiences with endodontic treatments. My treatments consisted of two root canals and endodontic surgery. Dr. Edward B. Noakes III at Camelot Endodontics in Rockford, Ill., performed my treatments. He is a caring and personable doctor. I had no pain during or after my treatments. His assistant Amanda was very caring…

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Paula Mendez-Montalvo is a miracle worker. I went in for a root canal, and the only way I can sum this up is by saying Dr. Mendez is of superb professionalism and a true expertise in her work. She pays close detail to the patient, how they are doing before surgery, during surgery and…

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Douglas J. Katz and his assistants were kind, compassionate and human. They kept it light, relaxing and it wasn’t that bad. Actually, it was pain free. Yup. Pain free. Like zero pain. None … I have a severe fear of dentists due to a series of bad experiences growing up, so going there was…

Patient Testimonial

“A lot of money has been spent on my teeth over my lifetime. When one of my front teeth started to discolor, it made me really nervous! Dr. Christine Ogden was recommended to me, so I went and saw her. She was able to save the tooth by doing a root canal, and then was…

Patient Testimonial

“I have had several root canals. All but one have been performed by an endodontist. These root canals have been among the most painless and non-interruptive dental procedures I have ever had, including recent fillings.” – John E.

Patient Testimonial

“The endodontists were so great, they were so nice and professional. Before they did anything they told me exactly what they were going to do so I was prepared for it so I wasn’t very nervous. I was really really happy about that.” – Chrystal S.

Patient Testimonial

“It didn’t hurt as much as when other dentists did it. The pain is gone and I think it won’t be hurting any time soon. It didn’t hurt while the endodontist was working on it and he was very calming.” – Juan G.

Patient Testimonial

“It was awesome. I didn’t feel any pain at all, which was really cool. It was like getting a long filling. As far as root canals go, it was awesome.” – Alisa N.

Patient Testimonial

“These guys put me at ease. Their bedside manner was fantastic. If you go to a licensed endodontist to have a root canal, I would say go that route. Root canals are better than having your teeth taken out.” – Abdul S.

Patient Testimonial

“The guys were really professional and they put me at ease instantly. It was totally painless. I would say if you were considering or need dental work, especially root canals, the preconception that it’s painful, it’s totally nonsense. The whole idea of a root canal is to relieve pain not cause pain.” – Bernard A.

Patient Connection

Read what other patients have to say about their experience having root canal treatment from an endodontic specialist.

Patient Testimonial

“I have had very good experiences with endodontic treatments. My treatments consisted of two root canals and endodontic surgery. Dr. Edward B. Noakes III at Camelot Endodontics in Rockford, Ill., performed my treatments. He is a caring and personable doctor. I had no pain during or after my treatments. His assistant Amanda was very caring…

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Paula Mendez-Montalvo is a miracle worker. I went in for a root canal, and the only way I can sum this up is by saying Dr. Mendez is of superb professionalism and a true expertise in her work. She pays close detail to the patient, how they are doing before surgery, during surgery and…

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Douglas J. Katz and his assistants were kind, compassionate and human. They kept it light, relaxing and it wasn’t that bad. Actually, it was pain free. Yup. Pain free. Like zero pain. None … I have a severe fear of dentists due to a series of bad experiences growing up, so going there was…

Patient Testimonial

“A lot of money has been spent on my teeth over my lifetime. When one of my front teeth started to discolor, it made me really nervous! Dr. Christine Ogden was recommended to me, so I went and saw her. She was able to save the tooth by doing a root canal, and then was…

Patient Testimonial

“I have had several root canals. All but one have been performed by an endodontist. These root canals have been among the most painless and non-interruptive dental procedures I have ever had, including recent fillings.” – John E.

Patient Testimonial

“The endodontists were so great, they were so nice and professional. Before they did anything they told me exactly what they were going to do so I was prepared for it so I wasn’t very nervous. I was really really happy about that.” – Chrystal S.

Patient Testimonial

“It didn’t hurt as much as when other dentists did it. The pain is gone and I think it won’t be hurting any time soon. It didn’t hurt while the endodontist was working on it and he was very calming.” – Juan G.

Patient Testimonial

“It was awesome. I didn’t feel any pain at all, which was really cool. It was like getting a long filling. As far as root canals go, it was awesome.” – Alisa N.

Patient Testimonial

“These guys put me at ease. Their bedside manner was fantastic. If you go to a licensed endodontist to have a root canal, I would say go that route. Root canals are better than having your teeth taken out.” – Abdul S.

Patient Testimonial

“The guys were really professional and they put me at ease instantly. It was totally painless. I would say if you were considering or need dental work, especially root canals, the preconception that it’s painful, it’s totally nonsense. The whole idea of a root canal is to relieve pain not cause pain.” – Bernard A.

Root Canals Aren’t What They Used To Be

Root canal make you feel uneasy? Don't worry, a specialist can treat you quickly and comfortably.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about endodontists and what to expect during root canal treatment.

Do You Have Tooth Pain?

Tooth pain can seem unbearable. Learn about different types of pain to determine if you should see an endodontist.

Root Canals Aren’t What They Used To Be

Root canal make you feel uneasy? Don't worry, a specialist can treat you quickly and comfortably.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about endodontists and what to expect during root canal treatment.

Do You Have Tooth Pain?

Tooth pain can seem unbearable. Learn about different types of pain to determine if you should see an endodontist.

The Benefits of Saving Your Natural Teeth

Nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural teeth, and endodontists are the experts in saving teeth. Keep smiling and eating the foods you love with endodontic treatment that can relieve your pain and save your teeth.