Endodontists and general dentists share many similarities, but there are differences to consider if your child needs a specific treatment.
If your child needs treatment on a traumatic dental injury, you might feel more comfortable going to an endodontist. Keep reading to learn what other services endodontists offer and when you should go to one.
An endodontist is a dental professional who specializes in treating the soft tissue part of the inside of the tooth. Endodontists can perform a number of dental procedures, including:
Because root canals are the most common procedure dealing with the inside of the tooth, endodontists typically have two more years of special training in root canal treatments over general dentists.
They also perform about 25 root canals a week compared to general dentists, who usually perform only about two a week.
A root canal is a procedure done to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. Root canal procedures can be quite difficult, and although many general dentists can perform the procedure, they often send patients to an endodontist.
Because endodontists are more experienced in root canals and other procedures dealing with the root of the tooth, they can also be more expensive. If you are on a budget, a general dentist might be a cheaper option.
Although all dentists can perform root canal procedures and a specialist is not necessary for treatment, it comes down to personal preference.
At Kool Smiles, we accept Medicaid, TRICARE, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), cash, and credit cards.
Many of our offices have in-house endodontists and other dental specialists working alongside our general dentists. We strive to deliver the quality care your child deserves, along with options to make the treatment affordable.
Call us today or find your nearest Kool Smiles location to make an appointment for your child. We’re always accepting new patients, and we look forward to helping your child’s smile stay healthy.
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