A dentist who has postgraduated in endodontics is known as Endodontist, their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing precision and painless root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. They perform a variety of procedures including root canal treatment like, treatment of failed root canal, root tip surgeries, tooth perforations, single sitting root canal, treatment of fractured teeth, perform complex dental fillings, post and core, they are also trained to treat complex root canal anatomies, root canal on wisdom teeth etc.
Endodontists study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for correct diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to Endodontist.
Success of root canal treatment done by an Endodontist using latest technology is more than 96%.
In India additional three years have to be spent for Post graduation to acquire MDS (Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics) to become a Root Canal Specialist. While all dentists are trained to perform root canal treatment, some teeth can be difficult to diagnose and treat, it is here that an endodontist with his skills and specialised instruments can perform precision root canal therapy.