Why Choose an Endodontist?
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through various forms of endodontic (root canal) therapy. Their specialized training makes them especially qualified at diagnosing tooth pain and treating complex cases. For this reason, your dentist may refer you to a specialist. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. Endodontists are experts trained to save your natural teeth!
Reason 1: Advanced Education
While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. To become specialists, endodontists have two to three years of additional education in an advanced specialty program after completing four years of dental school. They focus on diagnosing the source of the problem and treating tooth pain.
Reason 2: Specialized Expertise
By limiting their practice to endodontics, endodontists focus exclusively on treatments of the dental pulp, the soft tissue on the inside of the tooth. They complete an average of 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists typically perform two. This additional experience results in efficient care and favorable outcomes.
Reason 3: Experts in Pain Management
Endodontists use specialized techniques to ensure patients are thoroughly comfortable during their treatments. They are experts in administering anesthetic (numbing) medications, especially in patients who traditionally have problems getting and staying numb. In addition to treating you comfortably, patients will be relieved of tooth pain after their treatment when the pulp infection or inflammation heals. Today, getting root canal treatment is often as comfortable as having a routine filling.
Reason 4: Availability
Our four offices offer tremendous flexibility in promptly accommodating emergency cases, so delays in treatment are kept to a minimum and patients can be relieved of dental pain.
Reason 5: Advanced Technology
Metropolitan Endodontics has invested in cutting-edge materials and equipment designed to make your treatment more comfortable and successful. We use state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, 3D imaging (cone beam computed tomography) and ultrasonic instrumentation. This enables efficient and accurate care.