How To Select An Endodontist?

An endodontist specializes in the internal health of your teeth. While your general dentist is exceptional when it comes to the maintenance of your teeth, they do not spend as much time on certain procedures, including root canals.

An endodontist focuses all of their attention on the internal health of your teeth, which means all of their equipment is dedicated toward this.

So if you are in need of a root canal or have other issues going on with the interior of your teeth, it is highly recommended to seek out the services of an endodontist. But how to select an endodontist? You don’t want to just pull up Google and make an appointment with the first office on the list. You want to do your research. Here are some tips, tricks, and suggestions for how to select the right endodontist for you.

Talk To Your Dentist

One of the best ways to begin looking for an endodontist is to consult your dentist. Often your dentist will recommend you see a specialist for a particular condition, in which case you need to ask them who they suggest. Most dentists will already have one or two they will connect you with. Some will even have their staff contact the other staff to make the appointment for you.

Now, you don’t have to go along with the recommendation right if you don’t want to. After all, you may want to talk with other parties before you decide to go with a particular endodontist. If you have family members or friends who have had a root canal or other procedure performed by an endodontist you should talk with them and find out if they recommend the specialist and what their experience was like. 

The more information you can gather before making an appointment is always desirable, although if you do need an endodontist, you will want to make the necessary appointment sooner rather than later. The longer you wait and put the procedure off the more severe the condition might become.

Ask About Their Latest Technology

There have been considerable advancements in the technology used by endodontists in recent years. These improvements can help improve your overall experience when having a root canal or other procedure. The new technology also helps improve the quality of the service as well.

For example, here at Southern Endodontic Specialists, we have invested in GentleWave. This is a state-of-the-art technology used to greatly improve our ability to perform root canals. The technology begins with a greater amplification of imaging of your root canal system. This makes it easier for us to move in and out of the canals and remove all the necessary pulp and other dead organic material.

From here, the equipment uses a combination of water and sound waves to ensure the inside of the tooth is completely clean. 

One of the biggest culprits to needing a secondary root canal performed on the same tooth is bacteria left behind from the initial procedure. Thanks to the combination of water and sound waves, the chances of this happening are greatly reduced.

This is the kind of technology you will want to look for when consulting with any endodontist staff to ensure you receive the highest quality care.

You should also consult with the specialist to find out what kind of pain medications they use. If you have allergies to specific pain meds, it is important to know the dental specialist is able to administer another option that keeps you pain-free with the least amount of adverse effects.

Schedule a Consultation

Once you find an endodontist you like, schedule a consultation for your particular issue. Besides finding out what kind of problem you are dealing with, it will determine whether you feel comfortable with the endodontist.

There are times when, no matter how well the specialist is recommended, you might not feel comfortable, for whatever reason, with the service provider. That is perfectly fine. Not everyone connects with all specialists. And if you receive the consultation but don’t feel comfortable, you are under no obligation to return. You can always schedule appointments with other service providers that you do feel comfortable with.

Schedule Your Endodontic Appointment Today

Whether you have been recommended to Southern Endodontic Specialists by your general dentist or you have come to our office by another means, we are happy you are here and ready to take care of you. The best way to get started is to schedule an appointment and consultation at your earliest convenience.

Feel free to give our customer service staff a call or fill out the appointment request form directly on our website.