How to Find The Right Endodontist Near You
If your root canal requires extra treatment or has special circumstances, your dentist might recommend seeing an endodontist. Endodontists specialize in performing root canals and diagnosing difficult-to-treat pain. They work from the inside of an injured tooth to save it and keep your smile natural and healthy.
Once you’ve made the decision to see an endodontist, you will need to find the right one for you.
1. Ask Your Dentist
Endodontists work with advanced dental technology. Each office will have unique equipment and specialties. Your dentist will have recommendations depending on your specific needs.
Just like any doctor would work with a specialist, your general dentist will work with your endodontist to ensure proper long-term care after the procedure. Ask your dentist about the endodontists they have worked with in the past and general feedback from other patients.
2. Use an Online Search Tool
If you decide to find an Endodontist on your own, take advantage of online search tools. The American Association of Endodontists has a Find an Endodontist search tool on their website (AAE.org).
3. Look At Reviews
Reviews are a great way to learn more about the personnel. You want to work with and Endodontist you can talk to, ask questions and share concerns. Check out their website and Google+ reviews.
4. Do Some Additional Research
For additional information about any endodontist, do some online research. Here are a few questions you can ask to help narrow down your options:
- What are their qualifications and certifications?
- Where did they receive their education?
- How long they have been practicing?
- What are their pain-relief options?
- Do they accept your dental insurance?
- Will the endodontist or office be easy to reach in the event of an emergency?
5. Find Offices Nearby
It’s a good idea to try and find a good endodontist near your home. Your procedure could take up to three visits. Being near the office will make the process easier and less time-consuming.
Emergencies are unlikely. However, if you do experience irregular symptoms, being close to the office would be more convenient for your recovery.
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