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Can an endodontist see if you need a root canal?

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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dr. Aaron Cook
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Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

They are root canal specialists, and will determine if endodontic therapy (root canal) is a viable option.
Most endodontists will prefer a referral from a general dentist, to ensure follow up care.

In brief: Yes

They are root canal specialists, and will determine if endodontic therapy (root canal) is a viable option.
Most endodontists will prefer a referral from a general dentist, to ensure follow up care.
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
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Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

An endodontist and/or dentist can diagnose whether or not a root canal is indicated for a tooth.
There are several methods of diagnosis available.

In brief: Yes

An endodontist and/or dentist can diagnose whether or not a root canal is indicated for a tooth.
There are several methods of diagnosis available.
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Endodontist Expert

If you are in need of an expert root canal dentist, let the endodontist taking care of you.

In brief: Endodontist Expert

If you are in need of an expert root canal dentist, let the endodontist taking care of you.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Brian Warner
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: Yes

Endodontists are specialists in diagnosing the need for root canals.
Often your general dentist will refer you to an endodontist for a consult regarding the need for a root canal. They will be able to perform the appropriate tests to determine if a tooth is a candidate for a root canal.

In brief: Yes

Endodontists are specialists in diagnosing the need for root canals.
Often your general dentist will refer you to an endodontist for a consult regarding the need for a root canal. They will be able to perform the appropriate tests to determine if a tooth is a candidate for a root canal.
Dr. Brian Warner
Dr. Brian Warner
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Of course

An endodontist is one of the best trained dentist that will determine the need for a root canal.
However, your dentist will probably make the crown that fits on tooth after the root canal is completed.

In brief: Of course

An endodontist is one of the best trained dentist that will determine the need for a root canal.
However, your dentist will probably make the crown that fits on tooth after the root canal is completed.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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