Endodontic Services / Endodontist (Specialist): A dentist or practice that specializes in the treatment of the pulp (nerve, blood and connective tissues), and root structure of the teeth. Endodontists provide a wide range of services from root canals to repairing cracked teeth, replacing knocked out teeth (avulsed tooth), dental pulp removal (pulpotomy), root re-section (apicoetomy), root reduction (hemisection), reducing a tri (molar) to a bicuspid tooth (bicuspidization) and endodontic implants, which differ from implants which are secured by the jaw.
How to find an endodontist? It’s estimated there are 4K endodontists in the US. You can find a local endodontist from your general dentist, local dentistry schools, or sites like Free Dentist Finder. You can also check with your dental insurance company, as they may only work with certain endodontist in your area. Be sure to check your State Dentistry Board or the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) to ensure that the endodontist you choose is properly licensed. Ask about your prospective endodontist’s experience, thoroughness of practice, photos of/referrals from previous patients, use of technology, plan of action for your teeth, “bedside” manner, and of course financing/costs.