Endodontics is a specialty within Dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy — procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. The word “endodontic” comes from “endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. Like many medical terms, it’s Greek.
What is an Endodontist?
An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone a minimum of 2 years of extra postgraduate training. The Specialty training allows an Endodontist to:
- deal with diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures.
- diagnose facial pain and related problems. Your general dentist sometimes refers patients for consultation when the diagnosis is complicated or when treatment is more difficult than normal.
- treat traumatic injuries to the teeth resulting from sports injuries or accidents.
- manage pain and swelling resulting from infected teeth.
Aside from providing treatment, Dr. Grassin and Dr. Morgan’s roles are also that of educators. It is important that patients understand why they require treatment, what the treatment involves and what they can do to ensure the best possible outcome.
We believe that a properly informed patient has the best chance of achieving the optimal result.