Root Canal Awareness Week: What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth

It was not that long ago that the only effective treatment for a serious infection inside your tooth would be to remove that tooth. Thanks to endontontists, or root canal specialists, there are now many options when it comes to saving teeth. Endodontists have at least two years of additional education to become experts in performing root canal treatment and diagnosing and treating dental pain, according to the American Association of Endodontists. While general dentists perform an average or 2 or 3 root canals a week, root canal specialists perform 25 or more, allowing them to become very proficient and precise, which results in positive experiences for patients.

Dr. Correa, Root Canal Specialist

East Madison Dental’s root canal specialist, Dr. Adriana Correa, studied for two additional years to receive her endodontic specialization.

“The additional training I received in endodontics has enabled me to perform procedures to the highest standard,” explains Dr. Correa. “Years of experience have taught me to customize my care according to each patient’s particular needs. I’m conservative and specific with my diagnosis and give it with a simple language.”

Because of their extensive knowledge of tooth pain and saving teeth that are infected, endodontists are valuable members of your general dentist’s team of trusted caregivers. This is why your dentist may consult with or refer you to an endodontist because of concerns about your dental and medical conditions or treatment preferences. Your dental team works together to relieve pain, save teeth and provide you with optimal, quality care.

If you are experiencing tooth pain and need to see an endodontist, or you already know you will need root canal treatment, you can now feel relieved knowing that with an endodontist, you are in great hands!

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