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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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Why would a regular dentist sent a patient to endodontist?

A patient would be referred to an endodontist if the patient needed a root canal procedure. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal procedures.

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Who can do root canal treatment?

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What kind of dentists does root canals?

Root canal surgery is done by an endodontist.

Can you tell if a root canal is needed prior to putting on the crown?

A dentist can with an x-ray. Also, ask to see an endodontist, a root canal specialist, who can perform a couple of quick tests to check the vitality in the nerves of your tooth.

What would you call someone who specializes in root canal work?

Someone who specializes in root canal work is called an endodontist.

Do you ever need a second root canal on the same tooth?

Rarely, however there are times when a tooth does have to be re-treated. I would see your dentist/endodontist who treated the tooth.

How do you find a good endodontic if you need an apicoectomy apical surgery on tooth number 4 and that tooth has had a root canal plus you had the root canal re-done and the gum is sore?

To find a good endodontist, it's best to consult your dentist and he or she can refer you.

Are all dentist trained to do root canals?

Of course!!! They won't work on root canal if they're are not trained for it. Some dentist have assistance from a person that doesn't know much about root canal, but only to help the actual peraon doing the root canal.

Why would you need a root canal for tooth decay?

It's necessary to have endodontic or root canal treatment when the inside of your tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns or a crack or chip in the tooth.

What does an endodontist do?

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Tooth is in need of a root canal you have no cash how long before nerve dies or will it?

i worked for an endodontist(root canal dentist) IT WILL ABCESS!! talk about being in pain and lots of sweeling. the nerves wont just die. please get it pulled before it does abcess and dont wait until it hurts so bad that you cant stand it.

What is d3330 root canal therapy?

that is a root canal of a molar tooth. Meaning the dentist is removing the nerve and pulp of the tooth.

Do you need a root canal if your jaw hurts?

There are many reasons your jaw could hurt that do not require a root canal. The only way you can know if you need a root canal is to be examined by a dentist.

How much does a failed root canal job cost?

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What if I'm having pain after a root canal?

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What words do you dread dentist?

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Can root canal be done after a tooth has been capped?

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How many root canal in 15th of adult human tooth?

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What are the major duties and responsibilities of an endodontist?

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Is composite core build up of root canal treatment contraindicated immediately?

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What happens when you have to have a root canal procedure repeated?

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