As a practitioner of general dentistry, it’s your goal to provide quality service to your patients, even in the most challenging clinical circumstances. Sometimes, that means referring a patient to be treated by a dental specialist.
For cases in which a natural tooth is threatened by infection or injury, the Phoenix Endodontic Group should be at the top of your dental referral list. Patients needing root canals, apicoectomies, or related procedures will benefit from the clinical expertise of the dentists at Phoenix Endodontic Group.
- Endodontists have two to three additional years of specialized training beyond dental school, focusing specifically on the treatment of tooth root disorders.
- Endodontists have a higher daily volume of clinical experience with procedures such as root canals — some average as many as 25 root canals per week.
- Endodontists have access to cutting-edge tools and microsurgical techniques, making the process safe and effective for patients.
- Endodontists are specialists in pain management and complex cases, with significant experience in saving highly damaged or severely infected teeth.
You may especially want to consider making a referral if you have a case that involves:
- The inclination or rotation of a tooth
- l Tooth roots or canals that are curved
- l Radiographs of the tooth that indicate the presence of a pulp stone in the canals
- l A tooth with a post or a crown
“General practitioners are held to a specialist’s level of care, so it’s important to have a strong referral network when you encounter a complex or challenging case,” says Dr. Susan L. Wood of the Phoenix Endodontic Group. “Our practice specializes in difficult-to-treat cases. You’ll look good for referring them, and your patient will feel good after the procedure.”