WHY GO TO an endodontist for root canal treatment if I could just see my general dentist? It’s true that many general dentists offer root canal treatment, but endodontists have studied for two additional years specifically on how to perform the most effective root canal treatment possible. They know their way around all the tools and techniques for this procedure much better and are able to tackle much more complex cases than a general dentist.
Endodontists Have Much More Experience
How much extra experience does an endodontist get on treating root canals? According to the American Association of Endodontics, the average dentist only performs two root canals a week, while an endodontist performs 25. That adds up pretty fast, and it’s why endodontists are the experts when it comes to saving teeth.
Not All Root Canal Cases Are Simple
Some root canal cases seem simple at first glance but then turn into difficult cases halfway through due to a hidden canal in the root. An endodontist is much more likely to discover these unexpected issues than a dentist. Endodontists can also repair root canals that have previously failed.
Your Teeth Are in the Best Hands
The goal with dental health should always be to prevent serious problems through diligent oral hygiene routines and regular dental visits, but when a tooth does need saving, the endodontist is the right one to see!