An endodontist is a dental specialist who has completed two or more years of additional training beyond dental school. This training makes endodontists experts at diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures related to a tooth's interior. Endodontists are often referred to as "Specialists in Saving Teeth" because of their ability to treat diseased teeth.
While many general dentists are capable of performing root canals, endodontists have the training, experience and tools to provide more efficient and precise treatment. This leads to faster healing and better overall experiences. By focusing solely on endodontic treatment, these specialists have superior knowledge and experience in root canals and other issues related to pulp or root damage. Having an endodontist as part of your dental team helps ensure lifelong oral health with fewer complications.
Learn more about endodontics by visiting the American Association of Endodontists: http://www.aae.org/