All dentists received training in endodontic treatment in dental school. General dentists perform root canal procedures along with other dental procedures, but often they refer patients needing endodontic treatment to a specialized practice, who works in collaboration with general dentists.
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment. Endodontists become specialists by completing dental school, followed by an additional three years of advanced training to include the diagnosis and treatment of dental pain. Our endodontists are able to perform routine, as well as difficult and very complex root canal procedures, including endodontic surgery and treatment of traumatic dental injuries.
All our root canal procedures are performed using the aid of a dental microscope. Using a dental microscope allows us to diagnose small cracks and locate additional canals that are usually not visible to the naked eye. Missing cracks and leaving any canals untreated may lead the root canal treatment to fail.