Why Choose an Endodontist?

Inland Endodontics, Dr. Scott J. Starley, DDS, MSD

Reason 1: Experience

On average, endodontists perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists perform less than two.

Reason 2: Efficiency

Because they limit their practice solely to endodontic treatment, endodontists are efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences and faster healing.

Reason 3: Availability

Most endodontists offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases, so delays in treatment are kept to a minimum and patients can be relieved of dental pain quickly.

Reason 4: Advanced Technology

Many endodontists use state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, CT scans, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation, and fiber optics to treat their patients quickly and comfortably.

Today, getting root canal treatment is often no more uncomfortable than having a filling.

What Is An Endodontist?

An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone a minimum of two years of extra post-graduate training. Endodontists are specifically trained to diagnose facial and dental pain as well as treat diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures. Treatment can be accomplished non-surgically (a conventional root canal) or through microsurgery (apicoectomy) when indicated. Your general dentist sometimes refers patients for consultation when the diagnosis is complicated or when treatment is more difficult than normal. We will work with your dentist to achieve the best possible outcome.

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