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Why would an endodontist do my root canal and not a regular dentist?

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In brief: Complexity

General dentist evaluate the tooth and see if he/she can do the root canal.
If the root canal looks too complex they may send the patient to a endodontist. The endodontist spercializes in root canals and is especially good at complex procedures. Last the dentist for whatever reason may not feel comfortable with doing the root canal.

In brief: Complexity

General dentist evaluate the tooth and see if he/she can do the root canal.
If the root canal looks too complex they may send the patient to a endodontist. The endodontist spercializes in root canals and is especially good at complex procedures. Last the dentist for whatever reason may not feel comfortable with doing the root canal.
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In brief: Discretion

It is up to your general dentist to decide whether or not he or she is comfortable doing a particular procedure.
Most dentists have certain procedures they like and are good at doing, while they avoid other procedures. A root canal treatment is one of those procedures that many general dentists are uncomfortable doing.

In brief: Discretion

It is up to your general dentist to decide whether or not he or she is comfortable doing a particular procedure.
Most dentists have certain procedures they like and are good at doing, while they avoid other procedures. A root canal treatment is one of those procedures that many general dentists are uncomfortable doing.
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