CHICAGO, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new video released today bythe American Association of Endodontists helps patients understand how the advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies used by endodontists help save teeth. Endodontists are dental specialists who perform root canal treatment
"If a patient is told that a tooth should be extracted, they should seek a second opinion from an endodontist, who may be able to save the tooth through root canal treatment," said AAE President Dr. Garry Myers. "No tooth replacement will look, feel or function as well as a natural tooth."
The AAE celebrates Root Canal Awareness Week to educate the public about modern root canal treatment and endodontists as the specialists in saving teeth. Endodontists:
"All endodontists are dentists, but less than three percent of dentists are endodontists," said Dr. Myers. "While your general dentist is like a family doctor, great for regular cleanings, check-ups and general oral health, if you need root canal treatment, you should see an endodontist, who has specialized training to become an expert in performing root canal treatment and diagnosing and treating tooth pain."
For more information about the AAE and Root Canal Awareness Week, follow the AAE on Twitter at @savingyourteeth or search #rootcanal. To find an endodontist in your area, use the Find an Endodontist feature at www.aae.org/find.
About the American Association of EndodontistsThe American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service. For more information about the AAE, visit the Association's website at www.aae.org.
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SOURCE American Association of Endodontists
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