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Root Canals

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment. Root canal, or endodontic treatment, is a procedure performed to remove damaged tissue from inside the root canals of a tooth. As a specialist, endodontists limit their practice to endodontic procedures.

Endodontists have advanced surgical and nonsurgical skills that make them uniquely qualified to treat routine as well as complex cases. The care that an endodontist provides is supported by intensive education on how to (More)


Understanding Root Canals

  • Endodontists - Root Canal Specialists (American Association of Endodontists)
  • Root Canal (ADAM)

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  • Calcified Root Canal
  • Can tooth pain heal by itself?
  • Do I Need to Have a Root Canal Redone?
  • Is a Root Canal Necessary?
  • Is Post Root Canal Pain Normal?
  • Post Root Canal Pain
  • Root Canal Temporary
  • Sensitivity to Hot/Cold Liquids after Root Canal
  • Should an Infection Be Treated Before a Root Canal?
  • Should I Be Worried about a Partial Temporary Filling Loss?
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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2014