Why are endodontists called specialists?
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.
Today’s advanced endodontic treatments and materials can give you a healthier, more complete smile that can last you a lifetime. Our Endodontists can help revitalize and maintain your teeth and gums, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the study of the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the diseases of dental pulp (‘nerve’ tissue inside the tooth ) and periradicular tissues (structures around the tooth). Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.