An endodontist is a specially trained dentist who specializes in root canal treatment. Root canal, or endodontic, treatment is a procedure performed to remove damaged tissue from inside the roots of a tooth. As specialists, endodontists limit their practice to endodontic procedures.

Endodontists have advanced skills and experience that make them uniquely qualified to treat routine as well as complex cases. The care that an endodontist provides is supported by extensive research on how to perform the very best endodontics.


An endodontist has completed at least two extra years of training after graduating from dental school. Most endodontic training programs require their residents to undertake novel research projects and to teach. Endodontists teach dentists how to perform root canal treatment.


On average endodontists perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week while general dentists perform less than two.


Because they limit their practice solely to endodontic treatment, endodontists are efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences and faster healing.