What is an Endodontist?
If you are reading this page, it probably means that your General Dentist has
referred you to see an Endodontist for consultation and/or treatment on one or
more of your teeth. You may be thinking, “what is an Endodontist and why am I
An Endodontist is a dental specialist who deals with infections that
occur inside the tooth. You might be experiencing pain to hot or cold
temperatures, biting, swelling, gum sensitivity, abscess, discoloration
of the tooth, or you may have no symptoms at all. You might be
experiencing these symptoms because of deep decay, trauma, chipping,
cracking, or repeated dental procedures. In some cases, the inside of a
tooth (called the pulp) dies, or becomes necrotic, for no apparent
There are several ways in which Endodontist save teeth that have
infections or necrosis, but most common procedure is called a root canal
treatment. More than 14 million teeth receive some form of root canal
treatment each year—you’re not alone. Moreover, you’re in good hands.
All Endodontist complete two years of post doctorate education to
become a specialist. That’s approximately 10 years of college.
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