Why Choose an Endodontist

Reason 1: Experience

On average, endodontists perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists perform less than two. Endodontists have an 2-3 years of advanced training beyond dental school.

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, 3D imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics, to treat their patients quickly and comfortably.


  • 89% of patients are satisfied after a root canal by an endodontist. [National Consumer Awareness Survey, May 2007]
  • Patients who have a root canal treatment performed by endodontists are more satisfied than those who have the procedure performed by general dentists. [National Consumer Awareness Survey, 2008]
  • A comparison of endodontic treatments performed by general dentists or by endodontists showed that endodontic treatment was significantly more successful when performed by a specialist based on a comparison of survival of teeth following endodontic treatment. [Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2004 Jul;98(1):115-8; Alabama study]