Because nature sometimes throws a curve ball.
Teeth can sometimes present with complexities that are not necessarily visible even on preoperative radiographs. Endodontists are specialists that have at least an additional two years of training beyond dental school in root canal and other endodontic treatment. This better equips them to handle complex and difficult-to-manage root canal treatment cases. Endodontists specialize in saving teeth and limit their practice solely to endodontics and are valuable members of your dentist’s team of trusted caregivers.
All endodontists are dentists but less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. 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.