If your general dentist has referred you to an endodontist, or root canal specialist, it means that they are concerned with a complex condition that may have affected your root canal system requiring speciality care. Although all gereral dentist are trained in root canal therapy and they in fact perform most of the root canal treatments done, there are cases with increased complexity whether in diagnosis, treatment, or surgery that require the aid of a specailist. Endodontists are dentists that have not only received additional training in the science and treatment of root canal conditions but have limited their practice to solely treat those conditions. What this means is that as endodontists, we know how to treat complex root canal cases and we are great at doing it. It's the only thing we do. We have earned your referring doctors' trust and confidence to figure out the root canal issue in question and to be able to provide the best care possible in getting you back to optimal dental health.