Endodontists and General Dentists

Dr. Sharma Sinanan, DMD, discusses endodontics and general dentistry.

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Dr. Sharma Sinanan, DMD, discusses endodontics and general dentistry.
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Featuring Dr. Sharma Sinanan, DMD

Duration: 42 seconds

Endodontists usually see their referrals from the general dentist, and the general dentist would refer the more difficult cases.

For example, cases that have severely curved roots, cases that are very infected, cases that are failing for whatever reason.

And the endodontist would then take that patient and treat that patient under the microscope using our specialized instruments and techniques.

If you feel you're having this type of problem, then by all means refer yourself to the endodontist near you.

Presenter: Dr. Sharma Sinanan, Endodontist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Endodontist

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An endodontist would never be the specialist to see if you have a chipped tooth.

Explanation:

While a chipped tooth may be a cosmetic issue, in some cases you will require a root canal if the chipped tooth exposes the inside of the tooth to bacteria.

2

An endodontist is a specialist who performs root canals.

Explanation:

An endodontist is a specialist who performs root canals.

3

Endodontists complete an additional four or more years of specialized training.

Explanation:

Endodontists complete an additional two or more years of specialized training.

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The inside of the tooth is also referred to as the tooth pulp.

Explanation:

The inside of the tooth is also referred to as the tooth pulp. It contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.

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Endodontists often use microscopes to work in the extremely tiny root canals.

Explanation:

Endodontists often use microscopes to work in the extremely tiny root canals. During treatment, they will use a dental dam to protect the rest of the mouth.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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