Do you have pain in and around your mouth? Sometimes, it is difficult to diagnose the cause or exact location of this pain. That’s where Endodontists come in.
Endodontists are skilled specialists in finding the cause of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnosis. Some common dental symptoms they are specially trained in diagnosing and treating include:
Because less than 3% of all dentists are endodontists, many (if not most) practices have to refer patients out to a different office to get this treatment done. No us! Dr. Anna is our in-house endodontist and she is the best. Meet her here.
Have questions about endodontists? Check out this article below compiled from the American Association of Endodontists.
With two+ years of specialized training above and beyond dental school, endodontists can diagnose tooth pain and perform procedures inside of your teeth.
Endodontists are trained in performing root canal treatments and other procedures to save the tooth and look at all treatment options to determine the best course of action for each individual patient and case.
While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed an additional two or more years of training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. For this reason, endodontists proudly refer to themselves as Specialists in Saving Teeth.
You may or may not be aware that endodontists perform root canal treatments, and they handle many other endodontic treatments and surgeries, address traumatic dental injuries, and place dental implants. The goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible, however an endodontist will look at all treatment options to determine the best course of action for your individual case.
An endodontist limits his or her practice solely to endodontic treatments, performing an average of 25 root canal treatments a week whereas a general dentist may only do two a week. Specialized treatment will give you the best outcome and you’ll heal faster. For this reason, dentists and endodontists often work as partners in care so that the best member of your dental team is handling each appropriate issue with your teeth. Source.
Dr. Anna Kirakozova DDS, MS is a specialist in Endodontics, which means she completed advanced training in root canal therapy and associated procedures. Dr. Anna received her D.D.S degree from the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry in 2005. Then she pursued her specialty training earning a Master of Science degree and a Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Chapel Hill in 2008.