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Can an endodontist see if you need a root canal?

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. Read more...
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...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. . Read more...
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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...
Yes. The correct medication based, on the pulps disease status , will be recommended.This may include anti inflammatories, analgesics, and/or antibiotics. The dr performing the procedure knows the correct meds based on your s. Read more...

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...
Of course. There is always the possibility of someone doing something wrong - malpractice vs a poor outcome to normal treatment. Read more...
Of course! An endodontist has 2 or more additional years of formal training as compared to a general dentist. However, the additional training does not guarantee competence or perfection. In many cases a general dentist can do a root canal treatment that will be as good, if not better, than that of an endodontist. Also, keep in mind that even good and experienced clinicians have failures! Read more...

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...
Several reasons. Root canal therapy is often successful, but not always. Not all teeth can be saved. An endodontist might give up on doing a root canal for several reasons....The tooth might be fractured, the decay may be too severe-down to the bone, the canals may be too calcified, the anatomy of the canals may be too complex....And others. Read more...
Give up? I can't imagine a specialist giving up if there is any chance of completing the therapy. Possibly there is a blockage in the tooth canal she/he cannot negotiate. I think you should ask more questions about what comes next - possibly the doctor hasn't 'given up' but needs to use a different treatment choice to complete the care because something unexpected happened. Read more...

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...
Healing varies. Sometimes after even great looking root canals healing is incomplete or the body doesn't react as expected. The most conservative thing to do is to redo the root canal, perhaps with a different healing result. Root canals are tiny 3d structures and cleaning and filling them is an inexact science and art. Read more...