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What is endodontist vs periodontist?

What is endodontist vs periodontist?

Endo vs Perio: A endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of the nerve of teeth. He can surgically or through conventional root canal treatment save teeth from being lost. A periodontist is a dentist specialized in the treatment of the supporting tissues of the teeth, such as the gums, jaw bone and periodontal ligament. Both fields in dentistry are essential in saving teeth. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Nguyen
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Endodontics (Definition)

Endodontists are experts in treating diseases of the pulp and peri-apical tissues. They now do root canals under a microscope if they have remained current. Their procedures are mostly pain free with very positive results. They are proficient in treating difficult cases and know root anatomy better than anyone. They are also experts ...Read more


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Should I show courtesy by calling my periodontist who says "extractions" before I contact an endodontist without his knowledge on my own?

Should I show courtesy by calling my periodontist who says "extractions" before I contact an endodontist without his knowledge on my own?

Get a second opinion: Regardless, if you call or not, always get a second opinions when discussing extractions of permanent teeth. Take care. ...Read more

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Do endodontists usually treat a periodontal issue like a deep sulcus and no need for a root canal? Or, would they refer out to a periodontist?

See periodontist: Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. For periodontal issues see periodontist. ...Read more

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I think I have an infection at site of #14's apicoectomy. Would I choose my periodontist to pull or the endodontist who did apico?

I think I have an infection at site of #14's apicoectomy. Would I choose my periodontist to pull or the endodontist who did apico?

Depends: It depends of either specialist performs extractions. They may send you to an oral surgeon or your general dentist. ...Read more

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Dds # only: if i know I have a gum abscess, i would see a periodontist vs. An endodontist, right?

Dentist: See a general dentist first, he is the captain of your team & he can make the diagnosis (understand your problem ) & give you all the treatment recommendations &/ or referrals if necessary. ...Read more

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Would an periodontist rather just pull an abscessed tooth rather than send me to an outside endodontist? Should I say I have an endodontist available?

Root canal: A periodontist will refer you to an endodontist if you need a root canal. They want you to,have the most appropriate treatment and will make referrals to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Multiple periodontists do not know what is causing my gum recession. I'm 35, and I've had bone loss. Should I see a prosthodontist or an endodontist?

Multiple periodontists do not know what is causing my gum recession. I'm 35, and I've had bone loss. Should I see a prosthodontist or an endodontist?

Prosthodontist: And have a complete medical workup with your physician to rule out any underlying conditions. Taking a team approach is the best way to tackle this problem. ...Read more

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Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Different specialist: Orthodontist specializes in braces
endodontist specializes in root canal treatment
periodontist specializes in gum diseases.
A general dentist treats a wide range of oral and dental problems and is not limited to any one area. ...Read more

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What do orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist do?

-: Orthodontists correct malpositioned teeth. Endodontists treat infections and issues that arise within a tooth and periodontists treat infections and issues related to the supporting structure of our teeth. ...Read more

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How do a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist differ?

How do a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist differ?

They all specialIze : Orthodontists have extra training in moving teeth and jaws. Endodontists have extra training in root canals. Periodontists have extra training in diseases of the gums. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between a orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics dentist?

See below: And orthodontist specializes in tooth movement as in braces
an endodontist specializes in root canals
a periodontist specializes in gum disease. ...Read more

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When will lan endodontist do a root canal ?

When will lan endodontist do a root canal ?

When needed.: Usually there is pain and/or swelling that signals to a person that their tooth requires root canal treatment.
Some teeth give little indication that there's a problem within their dental pulp or area around the roots. These cases are often discovered, unexpectedly, during a routine dental examination. ...Read more

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Can an endodontist see if you need a root canal?

Yes: An endodontist or general dentist can perform diagnostic tests to determine if you need a root canal. Sometimes it can be very difficult to determine which tooth is causing pain, or in some cases if it is from a tooth at all. An endodontist or general dentist will be able to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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I was wondering, do endodontists pull out teeth too?

I was wondering, do endodontists pull out teeth too?

Of course he/she can: Endodontists are dentists with 2-3 additional years of specialty education in root canal treatment. Extraction of teeth and implant placement is within the scope of Endodontics. ...Read more

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What types of tools does an endodontist use--microscope?

Endodontic Equipment: Care standards in diagnosis and treatment of oral cavity diseases require special professional instruments, X-ray, Apex Locator and an operating microscope. ...Read more

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Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Root canal pain: Yes, an endodontist may prescribe pain medication following a root canal. They may also prescribe an antibiotic if they feel it is indicated. The decision will be left to the endodontist performing the treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an iinexperienced endodontist cause a root canal gone wrong?

Yes...: Unfortunately, every profession has its bad eggs, despite how many credentials on the wall. In fact, if there are too many, would worry about the self-confidence of the professional. Having said that, am not sure what you are basing your statement that the endodontist is 'inexperienced'. That is not an assessment you can likely make. Perhaps you are just pissed. ...Read more

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Why would an endodontist give up on doing a root canal before he finished it?

Why would an endodontist give up on doing a root canal before he finished it?

Something gone wrong: He wouldn't unless something went wrong, or is more complicated than originally thought, if simply gives up, and doesn't explain, and doesn't make an appropriate referral, (s)he has not performed service correctly. Go back to your general dentist, or find a good one if don't have. Important (opinion): for dental or general health problems, always c good generalist first (topic 4 blog 2 come). ...Read more

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Will the endodontist lower price? Charged 1700 on top of dentist's 1500 for crown

Ask questions: It is always wise to discuss the fees prior to starting treatment. Fees are often regional, but are largely determined by either 1) the maximum allowed fee based on contractual agreement with an insurance company or 2) whatever the dentist decides is fair. Root canal therapy fees vary widely. Some endodontists will spend more time on a case and charge more (good), some less time and charge more. ...Read more

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My endodontist said my tooth has healed pretty good simce the day i had my root cank done, does that mean my tooth will still have discoloration?

My endodontist said my tooth has healed pretty good simce the day i had my root cank done, does that mean my tooth will still have discoloration?

Not necessarily: Not all root canaled teeth discolor. In fact, teeth root canaled early in the disease process rarely discolor as it is the byproducts of disease in a tooth that usually cause the discoloration. If the tooth begins to discolor, you can try internal bleaching or cover the tooth with a veneer or crown. Time will tell. Good luck! ...Read more

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Endodontist said I have a perforated root. What does this mean ?

Endodontist said I have a perforated root. What does this mean ?

About perforations: If your tooth has had a previous root canal, a perforation is a man-made opening in the side of the tooth or root. This is a complication that needs to be repaired in order for your tooth to be retained. Some perforations are not repairable and could result in the need for extraction. Those that are small and recent can often times be treated. Teeth without perforations generally last longer. ...Read more

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Call out to endodontists: can I take my antibiotics 6 months late?

Antibiotics: Usually by now the infection is healed if you completed your dental work. You should contact your doctor to make sure you don't need more treatment. ...Read more

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What all does an endodontist do in their job?

What all does an endodontist do in their job?

"Endo"=inside: Endodontists treat problems related to the tissues located inside the tooth. When the dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected and is or will cause disease, the endodontist might perform root canal therapy to treat it. Other procedures include retreatment of root canals, or surgical treatment of root canals. Endodontists are also experts at addressing dental trauma, and often diagnosing pain. ...Read more

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Why would one endodontist go back in and redo a root canal his partner started>i saw films and it was a big redo.?

Why would one endodontist go back in and redo a root canal his partner started>i saw films and it was a big redo.?

See prior answers ++: One of three reasons: (1) first dentist got into a problem that became beyond his expertise, and referred to his partner, who has more experience and expertise about the problem at hand (most likely; give them the benefit of the doubt). (2) this is a routine way of approaching root canal problems in that practice, and perhaps it wasn't and redo, but next stage. (3) $ (less likely. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Rubin
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Periodontics (Definition)

The branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the periodontium. ...Read more