Endodontics

An endodontist is a specialist in the area of soft tissue inside the tooth. Endodontists, who perform root canals, receive advanced education after graduating from dental school and typically only deal with endodontic-related problems.

A common misconception is that a root canal is a painful procedure. Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal pain.

Common causes for the need of endodontic treatment:

  • Inflamed/infected tooth pulp

  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements

  • Tooth decay

  • Chipped or broken tooth

  • Blow to the tooth

  • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth

  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth