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What is Endodontics and Who are Some Top Local Root Canal Dental Specialists?

Endodontists are dentists who are specially training in the science of endodontics. Endodontics is the study, care and treatment of dental pulp. Dental pulp is the inner most part of the tooth that contains the nerves and the roots. When this part of the tooth become infected, diseased, or otherwise compromised, an endodonitist is the one to administer treatment. They are commonly responsible for procedures such as root canals, fixing cracked teeth, oral surgery where the integrity of the dental pulp is questionable, and treating dental trauma.

In order to be a certified endodontist in the United States, a dentist must complete an additional two to three years of post-graduate training and pass the American Board of Endodontology examination. Upon successful completion they are legally allowed to practice endodontics in the US.

When selecting an endodontist to do your root canal or fix a broken tooth, you should always confirm that they are certified by the American Board of Endodontology. If you are unsure if you need to be treated by an endodontist call your dentist office with your list of symptoms

There are many qualified Certified endodontists in La Jolla. Jeffery M. Javelet received his dental degree from Temple University and his endodontics certificate from Loma Linda University. He is obviously dedicated to the proper practice of endodontics as he has been a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics for over twenty years. He opened his private endodontics practice in La Jolla in 1983 and has been an active member of the community ever since.

Michael G. Sherman of Torrey Pines Dental Arts is another highly qualified endodontist who is part of the elite fraternity of all La Jolla dentists . Dr. Sherman received his doctor of medical dentistry degree from Tuffs University in Boston and did his endodontics residency as Nova Southeastern University. He's an avid surfer and active in many dentistry clubs in the San Diego area.

These are just a couple of the qualified, board certified endodontists in La Jolla. There are several dental practices in the La Jolla area that specialize in endodontics so while getting that root canal is never fun, you can be sure you are in qualified hands.


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