What Do Endodontists Do for Patients?

Dr. Ali Saeed Sethi

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Almost all of us love a special treatment in our lives, don’t we? We want the best in nearly every field of life. So why the same logic shouldn’t be applied for your teeth? After all, they are one of the most essential tools for us humans. In this article, we will find out who can take the best care of our teeth in this wide world. And the answer to that query is Endodontists. We shall be probing the role, services and methods employed by endodontists in this article in detail. Let’s get going!

Who is who – featuring Dentists and Endodontists

It is pretty simple to be honest. All Endodontists are Dentists but only a few of dentists are endodontists. Two or more years of specialized education for a dentist bestow him or her with the title of an Endodontist. We can rightly call the Endodontists as specialized saviors of our oral world.

What do they study?

An Endodontist studies all of the courses that a Dentist does. The additional training of an Endodontist comprises of topics such as pain diagnosis, internal tooth issues and an extensive understanding of root canals. Special stress is also laid on the dental pulp diseases and their treatment. This scheme of study eventually leads to a better understanding of tooth and the malfunctions associated with it.

They practice more as well

It is not all about studies either, you see they do the practical tasks as well. And they do them at a frequency which is much higher in comparison to normal Dentists. A careful estimate shows us that an Endodontist performs about 20-25 root canals a week. Compare this with a Dentist who performs only two or three roots canals at most in a week. Apart from this, an Endodontist dedicates his or her time in diagnosis and prognosis of the pain in teeth.

Endodontists can understand your pain better

While a normal Dentist might be very good at identifying the problem and prescribing treatment for it, he still might have some difficulty soothing your pain. Endodontists, however, are experts when it comes to this subject. Their professional education is credited with a lot of stress on pain and stress management related to teeth. Numbing and heeling pain is part and parcel of the armory of an Endodontist.

Endodontists treat severe injuries

Endodontists are experts in dealing with traumatic injuries. Damage to the tooth pulp can be caused by blows to the tooth. If this happens to you or your child, the endodontist can easily take care of it.

As an example, suppose your child gets hit and breaks a tooth that hadn’t fully developed as a permanent fixture. This can possibly disallow the root from growing. An endodontist can safely perform procedures that would help revert this process.

Endodontists specialize in processes that require placing knocked tooth back in their original position. This is what separates them from the usual dentist.

The treamtents offered vary

The endodontists are tasked with performing surgeries, root canal procedures, deal with traumatic injuries to the teeth, and even perform implantations.

The endodontist’s main focus is to salvage and protect your natural teeth where possible, however, they do look at the situation completely and then prescribe the best course of action.

The specialization of an endodontist allows him to perform more root canals than a regular dentist. This makes him the best option for root canals. Oftentimes, dentists and endodontists work together to provide patients complete dental check-up and up-keep.

Their tools are different from others as well

Comfort comes with excellence. And the tools and methods that Endodontists employ these days are just amazing. Let it be the skillful manipulation of the dental dam or doing imaging via digital radio graphs, you are guaranteed a pleasant experience with these guys!

Endodontists have materials and equipment designed to make your treatment more comfortable and successful. They use a small sheet of plastic or rubber called a dental dam to isolate the tooth during treatment, protecting the rest of your mouth. Digital radiographs and 3-D imaging allows endodontists to take detailed pictures of tiny tooth anatomy to better see the root canals and any related infections. The space inside root canals is smaller than FDR’s ear on the dime! Endodontists use dental operating microscopes to better see inside the root canals to thoroughly treat them..

Well, we are going to wrap up our introduction to Endodontists right here. Going through these lines must have helped you in identifying the major differences between the two types of professional’s i.e. Dentists and Endodontists. Hopefully, you will choose your dental doctor more carefully next time!

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Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Ali Saeed Sethi - Author Dr. Ali Seethi is an endodontist (specialist dentist) based in Lahore. You may reach him out for a whole range of dental health issues, dental services, and seek professional advice.