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Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy - procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. (Approved by the ADA December, 1983)

All dentists are trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy, however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. That's why you may have been referred to an endodontic specialist.


    Endodontics is the study of "saving the Teeth" (in other words), prevention and treatment of disorders of the dental pulp, or soft tissue.

    Endodontics One of the tasks the endodontists' performed more frequently is the treatment of the root of the elimination of channel pulp damaged from within the root canal of a tooth. Such treatment is necessary when the flesh becomes inflamed or infected.

    Inflammation and infection can occur as a result of decay, cracked teeth, dental work or repeated in the same tooth. Sensitivity to heat, cold, or touch, or in the surrounding lymph nodes or bone or tissue can gingivital all signal the need for edodontic treatment.

    The endodontists' remove inflamed tissue and clean your root canal, but was sent back to his dentist. Your dentist will cover the treatment of tooth with a crown of protection. After a few days of discomfort, his tooth must begin to feel normal again. In addition to the root canals.


    The expertise in this field requires two to three years of study, in addition to the dental school, in addition to frequent continuing education courses to maintain endodontist updated with the latest research and development in his field. They study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists.