What is an Endodontist?
An endodontist is a dental surgeon who specialises in treating endodontic problems (endo-within, dontic-tooth). In general, this involves root canal treatment. In general he/she will have undertaken specialist training.
The endodontic specialist training pathway involves four years of study dedicated to the specialty.
There are currently around 200 specialist endodontists on the Dental Register in the United Kingdom.
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What is root canal treatment?Root canal treatment is carried out when the pulp (soft tissue inside a tooth) is either inflamed or dead. The pulp is a tissue made up of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels.
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The purpose of root canal treatment is to remove the inflamed tissue or bacteria inside the root canal and thus allow the surrounding tissues to heal.
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