Why Choose an Endodontist?

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.

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.

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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