What is an Endodontist?

Saving Teeth

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating and handling dental problems that involve the nerve tissue and blood vessels inside the tooth. If the tooth pulp, which contains nerves, vessels, lymphatic tissue, and fibrous tissue, becomes diseased or injured, endodontic treatment is required to save the tooth.

In such cases, with proper anesthesia we are able to remove the inflamed nerve or bacteria so the tooth will become comfortable for many years.

After completing four years of dental school, Dr. D’Addario completed an extra three years of specialty postgraduate training at the University of Toronto through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the Canadian Dental Association.

After the lengthy education that an endodontist receives, this specialist is able to perform all aspects of endodontic therapy, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of dental pain
  • Routine and complex root canals
  • Retreatments
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Treatment of traumatic dental injuries
  • Treatment of cracked teeth
  • Internal bleaching
  • Vital pulp therapies

Endodontists use state-of-the-art technology, such as digital imaging, operating microscopes, ultrasonic instrumentation, and fiber optics to perform endodontic treatment. This technology, along with specialized techniques, gives endodontists an accurate view of the tooth to detect minute details that empower us to treat the tooth quickly and comfortably.

By choosing to receive treatment by an endodontist, you are opting to keep your natural teeth as a healthy foundation for years to come.


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