There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding root canal treatments. One of the biggest mistaken beliefs that patients have is that any dentist can successfully perform root canal procedures.
As a root canal specialist in NYC, I can see how readers might think I’m biased when it comes to this issue. Let me assure you—there are a number of reasons why patients should have a NYC root canal specialist perform the needed treatment rather than going to a general dentist.
The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose an Endodontic Specialist
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) published several Endodontic Facts about why patients should consider a root canal. These are the top 5:
- General Dentists Perform 0-2 Root Canals on Average per Week
In comparison, Manhattan Endodontists, Dr. Kim and Dr. Iofin, perform around 25 treatments each week. Excellence comes from practice, so wouldn’t it make sense to have a procedure done from someone who has more experience?
- Patients Who Have Experienced Endodontic Treatments Are Happy With the Results
Patients who decide to invest in treatment from a specialist are typically very happy with their decision. In fact, the AAE found that 89 percent of patients who had treatment done by an endodontic specialist were satisfied with their experience.
- General Dentists Trust Endodontic Specialists
Typically, general dentists refer around half of their root canal patients to an Endodontist. And, 87 percent of general dentists say that the work root canal specialists do is worth the cost. Most likely this is due to two factors: experience-based excellence and having the knowledge and equipment to take care of difficult cases.
- The Dental Community Has Good Things to Say about Endodontists
It’s not just general dentists that have good things to say about Endodontists. Within the dental community—which includes general dentists and specialists—94 percent had a very positive perception of the care provided by an Endodontist.
- Dental Educators Would Prefer Treatment Done By a Root Canal Specialist
Those who train dentists have a high opinion of Endodontists as well. Ninety percent of educators would seek out an Endodontist if they needed a root canal, while 93 percent think they’re “an essential part of the dental health care team”. And, when it comes to dental technology and cutting edge techniques, 87 percent of dental educators believe Endodontists are one of the most reliable sources.
How Patients Feel About Fifth Avenue Endodontics
If you need endodontic treatment, why not consider a NYC root canal specialist? You will find some of the best endodontic care at Fifth Avenue Endodontics. I invite you to check out our online reviews. We have consistently received 5-star reviews from satisfied patients. If you would like more information about our office or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you with your endodontic needs.