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What Differentiates an Endodontist from a Dentist?

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People often get confused between dentists and endodontists; most believe that they’re the same thing. That isn’t true.

Difference Between A Dentist and An Endodontist

Even though all endodontists are dentists, only about three percent of the dentists make up the entire workforce of endodontists.

However, just like any doctor in any other field, dentists also need to specialize in specific areas. Endodontic is one of these various fields that fall under the umbrella of dentistry.

How Does One Qualify to Become an Endodontist

To become an endodontist, one has to complete the training to become a dentist, and then add one or more years of dental school training specializing in this branch.

This additional training teaches the dentist to handle procedures related to the interior part of a tooth, including root canal treatment and tooth pain diagnosis.

In most cases, endodontic treatment can save a diseased tooth. The endodontists can be referred to as the superheroes of saving teeth.

More often than not, endodontists limit their practice to focus on the dental pulp. Focusing on the dental pulp allows them to put all of their efforts into learning and specializing in this field. They don’t work on cleaning teeth or placing fillings; instead, they dedicate all of their time to diagnosing and treating tooth pain.

An average endodontist completes about 25 root canal treatments a week. Hence, performing the process becomes second nature to them, leaving very little space for mistakes.

Since they mostly deal with tooth pains, endodontists also specialize in making sure that their patients are comfortable during the treatment and ensure they do everything they can to make things go smooth.

 

So if you’re looking for an endodontist to treat your tooth issues, head over to our website. Our office has many endodontists, including Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Ross, Dr. Berkhoff, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Horspool, and Dr. Schuurmans, which will help you through any issues that are causing tooth pains.

Posted on Dec 29, 2020
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