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

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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.

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