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Why Choose an Endodontist?

Dental procedures can be anxiety inducing, and few are more intimidating than a root canal. It doesn’t have to be that way. When you’ve learned that you need a root canal, one simple way to make the process less stressful is to make sure it’s being performed by an endodontist.


In addition to their dental training, endodontists complete at least two years of advanced training that focuses on the tooth’s interior, which you may also hear referred to as its pulp or roots. Although all dentists can perform root canals, an endodontist specializes in them. According to the American Association of Endodontists, an endodontist may perform up to 25 root canals per week while a general dentist only performs one or two. With that added familiarity, they will have an even better idea of how to make the procedure easier for you.

Russo Dentistry is a modern dental practice, and that means we are up-to-date on the very latest dental technology. That extends to our endodontic work! We use state-of-the-art digital imaging and operating microscopes that allow us to study your tooth anatomy to the very smallest detail. This enables us to perform more effective root canals and improve your outcome. You can trust that we’ll take great care to protect the rest of your mouth throughout your procedure.

Patients who’ve learned that they need a root canal are often most worried about pain. By choosing an endodontist for your root canal, you can rest assured that you’re in the hands of a dental professional who excels at pain reduction. Your endodontist specializes in treating painful tooth conditions, so a great deal of their work involves making patients more comfortable. Beyond root canals, endodontists are also trained in special procedures that help to save damaged teeth, including teeth that have sustained traumatic injuries. Since the work they do is complex and often invasive, an endodontist will be well versed in the most effective pain management techniques.

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Dental practices that take a progressive approach to dentistry will often have an endodontic specialist in-house. At Russo Dentistry, our very own Dr. King is Raleigh’s root canal pro! Along with Dr. Russo’s expertise in general and cosmetic dentistry, our care team is able to offer a comprehensive range of oral health services that are second to none.

Whether you’re in need of a root canal, tooth pain management, or general dentistry, call on Russo Dentistry. We can’t wait to bring the best out of your smile!