Endodontics is a specialty of Dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures.
"Endo" is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth”. Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth.
An Endodontist is a dentist with special training in endodontic procedure and has undergone a minimum of 2 years of extra postgraduate training at an accredited program after dental school. An endodontic practice focuses primarily on root canal treatment, related surgery, and treatment of damaged teeth resulting from accidents and injuries. Your general dentist sometimes refers patients to an endodontist for consultation when the diagnosis is complicated or when treatment is more difficult than normal. Aside from providing treatment, our doctors try to act as educators. It is important that patients understand why they require treatment, what treatment involves and what they can do to ensure the best possible outcome. Our doctors believe that a properly informed patient has the best chance of achieving the optimal result.
For more information about endodontics and endodontists please visit the following sites:American Association of Endodontists