What Is Endodontics?

Endodontics is a specialty in dentistry that focuses on diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures. Endodontists are dentists with special post-graduate training in this field. Endodontists are also experienced at finding the cause of oral and facial pain that may be difficult to diagnose.

Although general dentists can perform endodontic treatment, patients are often referred to an Endodontist when the case is complicated or more difficult than usual.

What is an Endodontist?

An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone a minimum of 2 years of extra postgraduate training. The specialty training allows an Endodontist to:

  • deal with diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures
  • diagnose facial pain and related problems

Aside from providing treatment, Dr. Huffaker’s role is also that of an educator. It is important that patients understand why they require treatment, what treatment involves, and what they can do to ensure the best possible outcome. Dr. Huffaker believes that a properly informed patient has the best chance of achieving the optimal result.