What is an Endodontist?
Specializing in Saving Teeth
An Endodontist is a dentist who has specialized in treating and handling dental problems that involve the nerve tissue and blood vessels located inside the tooth. If the tooth pulp, containing nerves, vessels, lymphatic tissue, and fibrous tissue, becomes diseased or injured, endodontic treatment is required to save the tooth.
After completing four years of dental school, endodontists like Dr. Brown complete an extra two years of specialty postgraduate training through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA).
With the lengthy education that an endodontist receives, they are able to perform all aspects of endodontic therapy, including:
- Diagnosis and treatment of dental pain
- Routine and complex root canals
- Endodontic surgery
- Regenerative endodontics
- Treatment of traumatic dental injuries
- Treatment of cracked teeth
Endodontists use state-of-the-art technology, such as 3-D digital imaging, operating microscopes, and ultrasonic instrumentation while performing endodontic treatment. The use of advanced technology, along with specialized techniques, gives endodontists an accurate view of the tooth and allows them to treat the tooth quickly and comfortably.
By choosing to receive treatment by an endodontist, you are choosing to keep your natural teeth as a healthy foundation for chewing and biting for years to come.