If a tooth has come out, you may be wondering if you can go straight to an endodontist for treatment. The answer is yes, you can. An endodontist is a dental specialist who is highly trained in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatments. When you visit an endodontist, they will first anchor the tooth in place by splinting it to adjacent teeth.
Then, they will perform a root canal to treat the injured dental pulp. This is only possible if you consult the specialist immediately after the tooth has come off. You may think that your dentist can do the root canal procedure just as well as an endodontist. While this may be true, many dentists refer their patients to an endodontist because they complete an average of 25 root canal treatments per week.
This means they are up to date with the latest techniques and technologies available for gentle and painless root canal treatments. Endodontists are also experts in pain management and are eager to clarify the belief that root canal treatments are painful and tedious. So, if you need a root canal, it's best to go straight to an endodontist for treatment.