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Root canal - who does it= endodontist or general dentist?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Some general dentists will do root canals and some do not.
Also it may depend on the tooth anatomy, which tooth, or if it a root canal that needs to be retreated.

In brief: Depends

Some general dentists will do root canals and some do not.
Also it may depend on the tooth anatomy, which tooth, or if it a root canal that needs to be retreated.
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Dr. James Merrett
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Root canal Doctor

The answer to your question is both.
Most of the time the routine root canals are done by the general dentist. The more difficult root canals or root canals that need to be retreated are usually done by the endodontist. Some general dentists do not like to do root canals, so they refer them to the endodontist.

In brief: Root canal Doctor

The answer to your question is both.
Most of the time the routine root canals are done by the general dentist. The more difficult root canals or root canals that need to be retreated are usually done by the endodontist. Some general dentists do not like to do root canals, so they refer them to the endodontist.
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In brief: No hard rules

Any licensed dentist is permitted to perform a root canal treatment.
Many general dentists, however, are uncomfortable, unskilled, or don't like to do all or certain root canal treatments.

In brief: No hard rules

Any licensed dentist is permitted to perform a root canal treatment.
Many general dentists, however, are uncomfortable, unskilled, or don't like to do all or certain root canal treatments.
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