William D. Titus DMD, PL

PHONE:  (904) 879-3786 

Dr. Titus, DMD
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Endodontists = Root Canal Specialist

Dr. Titus recommends that all molar root canal therapy be completed by a board certified Endodontist.  Endodontists are dentist which have completed extra-training in root canal therapy--several years of such training.  Endontic practices are geared for this type of dental therapy, and as such, they perform root canal therapy, faster, with higher success rates and provide more comfortably for the patient.

Some studies have indicated that endodontists have molar root canal therapy success rates that approach or exceed 95% over 5 years.  The success of root canal therapy on molars for general dentists do not approach this impressive number.

When a tooth will be crowned after root canal therapy and permanently cemented onto the tooth, a failing root canal and a retreatment can mean drilling through the top of the brand new crown.  This unfortunate situation makes it clear that the very best chances for a successful root canal should be sought out to avoid it.

Our practice will be glad to help you secure the services of an board certified endodontist if we deem that you should need root canal therapy on a molar tooth or on a tooth that presents itself as a more difficult procedure.

For more information on Endodontists, CLICK HERE.