An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the dental pulp, tooth root, and surrounding tissues. The dental pulp is the soft connective tissue inside a tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves. An endodontist is a root canal specialist. The overall goal of endodontists is to help people retain their natural teeth with preventive care and endodontic surgery.
An endodontist typically:
An endodontist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, root canal dentist, root canal doctor, or root canal specialist.
There are 137 specialists practicing Endodontics in Missouri with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 10 hospitals in Missouri with affiliated Endodontics specialists, including Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and North Kansas City Hospital.