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Is a dentist as qualified to do a root canal as an endodontist?


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Answered 2009-03-13 04:24:22

Yes, legally all general dentists are qualified to do root canals. But, IMO not as qualified as an endodontist who has gone through 2-3 years of additional training in the specialty and does ONLY root canals all day rather than once/week.

I would only let an endodontist do my root canal and similarly (but more serious) I would only let a heart surgeon do my bypass surgery.

== == All Dentists are qualified to do root canals.

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