An endodontist is a dentist who specialises in saving patients’ teeth, with a view to avoiding extraction, through specialist care such as root canal treatments. An expert endodontist is often recommended for teeth with more than one canal, such as molars.
Whilst general dentists can perform root canal treatment along with other dental procedures, they often refer patients needing endodontic treatment to someone with special skills who then works in collaboration with that dentist on behalf of the patient.
Complex endodontic treatment options generally do take longer, another reason why general dentists prefer to refer their patients to dentists specialising in endodontics.
Brighter Dental dentist Oksana Molodyka, who practises in Saltash, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Endodontics from Eastman Institute, London and is one of the few clinicians in Devon and Cornwall to hold this qualification, recognising her advanced skills in this area.
As a community interest company with practices based in the very heart of Cornish communities that need us most, Brighter Dental clinicians have time for patients. This means they can thoroughly explain treatment options at every stage and thus reduce the anxiety that naturally comes with the prospect of root canal or other endodontic treatment.
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