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who all is ok to do an endodontic procedure?

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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
A dentist: A root cnal can be performed by any licensed dentist who wants to do it. Endodontists are root canal specialist who usually only do root canal type of procedures.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 30 years experience
Any Trained Dentist: Any dentist trained in root canal therapy & comfortable/experienced doing so, is legally licensed to perform this procedure. Many general dentists don't like doing root canal treatment because it can be tedious, difficult, & time consuming. Many other (like myself) enjoy it very much. An endodontist is a root canal specialist, so they can handle anything. Your dentist can say what's right for you.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
Depends: Dental school provides doctors with the most basic foundation to diagnose and treat endodontic infections.If the tooth in question meets only these basic needs any general dentist is educated to treat it. In many cases the dental infection extends beyond the basics and requires treatment by someone with more advanced training (endodontists). Your decision should be assisted by your dds -good luck.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you explain common endodontic procedural errors to me?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Not enough space: Over instumentation, zipping, perferation (whole that doesn't belong), obturation too short, obturation too far out apex, inadequte obturation, file seperation (breakage), there are many and not enough room to explain all.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is endodontic treatment ?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Root canal: With severe decay, teeth roots can become infected, requiring root canal surgery, the more common name for endodontic treatment.
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What is endodontic specialist?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Dentists: Endodontists are dentists who specialize in root canals.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
Do 3rd and 4th year: In the us in most states, you must redo 3 and 4th year of dental school. There are a few states like california that allow you to practice after passing the state/regional boards.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What all does an endodontist do in their job?

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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 38 years experience
Root Canal Therapy: "endo" implies "inside" and inside is where the nerve in a tooth resides. Endodontists diagnose and treat tooth pain from infected nerves. This is known as root canal therapy. It involves removing infected nerve tissue, cleansing and shaping the "canal" system, and placing a special filling material. They also do surgical procedures at the ends of the roots for stubborn infections.

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