The training, techniques and tools of endodontists have leaped huge steps forward in recent years. Getting a root canal treatment today is often no more uncomfortable than having a tooth filling.
Endodontists also carry out other services besides root canals. They treat cracked teeth and perform endodontic surgery and re-treatment. They use their special training and advanced technology (such as microscopes, ultrasonics and digital imaging) in treating difficult cases, such as teeth with narrow or blocked canals, or unusual anatomy.