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What is an endodontist?

Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists in endodontic treatments (root canal treatments) because they have completed additional years of training beyond ​​dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and treating root canals as well as other procedures related to the inside of the tooth. In many cases, an infected tooth can only be saved with an endodontic treatment. For this reason, endodontists are referred to as specialists in saving teeth.

  • Endodontists have additional training

Endodontists have additional training. After completing five years of study at the dental school and obtaining the title of Dental Surgeon, they have also completed a University Program in the field of Endodontics. There they focused on the study of dental pulp diseases and how to treat them.

  • Endodontists have specialized expertise

Limiting their practice to endodontics, endodontists focus exclusively on dental pulp treatments. They complete a large number of endodontic treatments per week, while general dentists typically do far fewer as their time is split between other types of treatments. Endodontists do not place fillings or clean teeth - they spend their time diagnosing and treating tooth pain and treating the pulp system. They are trained specialists in finding the cause of pain in the mouth and face that would otherwise be difficult to diagnose.

  • Endodontists are specialists in pain management

Endodontists use specialized techniques to ensure patients are completely comfortable during their treatment. They always administer a local anesthetic before the treatment and ensure that the patient will not suffer. In addition to comfortable treatment, patients will be relieved of dental pain after the procedure when the inflamed pulp is removed or the infection is treated.

  • Endodontists use state-of-the-art technologies

Endodontists have materials and equipment designed to make your treatment more comfortable and successful. They use a small rubber sheet called an isolation rubber to isolate the tooth during treatment, protecting the rest of your mouth. Digital X-rays allow endodontists to take detailed pictures of the microscopic anatomy of teeth to better see root canals and any associated infections. Endodontists use dental surgical microscopes to better see the inside of the root canals for their detailed and effective treatment.

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