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What is the difference between an Endodontist and a Dentist?

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You are here because you are wondering what is the difference between a dentist and an endodontist is, right? Real Life Endo is here to help explain! A lot of times, dentists will perform root canal treatments on patients and so do endodontists, but what’s the difference? Should you see one vs. the other? In this short article we’ll discuss the main differences between a dentist and an endodontist.

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Endodontist vs. Dentist

Both dentists and endodontists can perform root canals. So, how do the two medical professionals differ? All endodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are endodontists. Endodontists are dentists with more education, but also specialize on treatments of the dental pulp. Endodontists are experts in pain management and not only will make sure you are comfortable during your procedure, but also after as well. This isn’t to say that dentists don’t strive for the same goals as well, it just means that an endodontist has more experience and may approach certain situations differently. 

Learn more about endodontists and how they put their patients at ease. 

Why See An Endodontist?

Endodontists are not only experts because they perform on average 25 root canal treatments a week, they also have cutting-edge technology that helps ensure your procedure will be extremely accurate, and carried out as smoothly as possible. Endodontists use specialized equipment such as digital radiographs and 3-D imaging that helps to better see tooth anatomy and perform more accurate root canal procedures. 

Choosing the Right Provider

If you have been diagnosed with an infected root canal system and your dentist recommends you see a specialist, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Real Life Endo family is here for you and your family.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 540-552-0101

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