Cumming Location

Phone :770.624.0029

Fax :470.297.4264

Alpharetta (Crabapple) Location

Phone :678.341.0489

Fax :678.534.8940

Endodontics

What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp.  The word “endodontic” comes from “endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth.  Like many medical terms, it’s Greek.  All dentists are trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy; however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat.  That’s why you may have been referred to an endodontic specialist.

In addition to dental school, endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in this kind of treatment. They study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists.

Why Choose an Endodontist to do my root canal treatment?

Experience

Endodontists are dental specialists with an additional two or more years of specialized training beyond dental school. Dr. Howard completes 30-35 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists do about two root canals a week.

Efficiency

Because Dr. Howard limits his practice solely to endodontic treatment, patients receive treatment that is more efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences, quicker treatment sessions, less endodontic complications and faster healing.

Availability

Dr. Howard offers tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases including building in emergency treatment sessions each clinical day. Delays in treatment are kept to a minimum and patients can be relieved of dental pain quickly.

Advanced Technology

Dr. Howard uses state-of-the-art technology including an operating microscopes with assistant side binoculars, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation, fiber optics, and CBCT ‘Cone-Beam’ 3D technology to treat patients quickly and comfortably.

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Testimonials

"I have just returned from an appointment with Dr. Howard and my faith in the dental profession as a whole has been restored. I had to get a root canal done, and to my shock, it was a painless, relatively fast, and surprisingly pleasant experience"

- Annelyss M.

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