Why an Endodontist is the Preferred choice for a root canal

While some dentists offer endodontic treatments, only trained endodontists can offer cutting-edge treatment for endodontic conditions while minimizing pain and patient discomfort. If you need a root canal our endodontists can offer a high level of specialized care.


Our team has extensive training in the field of endodontics. Our endodontists can not only perform specialty endodontic treatments, but they also have the experience to minimize discomfort, streamline the healing process, and have the latest tools and technologies to complete complex procedures.




When you receive a root canal or other endodontic treatment from Ayik + Berto, our team uses a specialized operating microscope to assist with the procedure. Our team has extensive training with these advanced machines to ensure safe and effective endodontic procedures.




Ayik + Berto routinely works to schedule patients promptly whether referred by a general dentist or patients who come to our office directly for endodontic care. Our team will be ready to assist you with all aspects of your treatment, from scheduling and billing to aftercare and arranging restorative treatment with a general dentist.




Ayik + Berto Endodontists are a highly trained and experienced team of specialists who use cutting-edge instruments and tools to provide the highest level of endodontic care possible. When you come to us for endodontic treatment, we have specialized imaging technology that minimizes radiation exposure and a surgical microscope that allows us to perform procedures with maximum safety and efficacy.



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Endodontic Treatment Explained

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Understand the Difference

The dental field includes a broad spectrum of different treatment professionals who specialize in different aspects of dental health. A general dentist can provide a wide range of treatments but typically focuses on maintaining the health of the enamel of the teeth and restorative care after specialist treatments. An endodontist is a specialist with training focused on the treatment of the roots and pulp of the teeth. Endodontists perform specialized procedures to repair damage to tooth pulp and preserve patients’ natural teeth for as long as possible.

If you need dental care, it’s important to understand the differences between the different types of physicians who focus on dental treatment.

General Dentist

A regular dentist, also called a general dentist, focuses on everyday oral health and the maintenance of the teeth. Most of a general dentist’s work revolves around preventative care through regular cleanings and patient instructions for in-home oral care. General dentists also perform restorative treatment with procedures like whitening, repairing chips and cracks, and placing artificial fillings.


Endodontists are dentists who have completed specialized certification in the field of endodontics and focus on caring for and preserving the tissues within and around the teeth. Proper endodontic treatment can help preserve a patient’s natural teeth by removing diseased pulp that develops from trauma, gum disease, infection, or other causes.


A periodontist specializes in the health and treatment of the gums, focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease like gingivitis. Periodontists may also place dental fillings and perform cosmetic skin grafting treatments to gum tissue. They routinely work with dentists to provide preventative treatment plans to patients.


When a patient has damaged, missing, or decayed teeth, a prosthodontist will be the one to provide oral prosthetics such as bridges, crowns, and tooth implants. Prosthodontists also perform veneer applications and will ensure patients can bite and chew effectively with their new dental prosthetics.

Oral Surgeon

Maxillofacial and oral surgeons specialize in the treatment of the hard and soft tissues in the face around the mouth. These professionals typically perform more invasive treatments than other dental health professionals. They often work with the cheeks, tongue, gums, lips, hard palate, and soft palate. Patients who need procedures like cleft palate repairs, complex tooth extractions, or surgical jaw corrections will likely see oral surgeons for treatment.

We’re Here to Help You

If you visit Ayik + Berto directly or receive a referral to see our team for a procedure from your general dentist, we will work closely with the other treatment professionals involved in your care to ensure the highest quality treatment for your situation, streamlining your aftercare and minimizing discomfort throughout your treatment. Ultimately, we want to help you save your natural teeth by providing the best endodontic care possible.

Contact Ayik + Berto today to schedule a consultation with our team or to make an appointment if your general dentist has given you a referral to our practice. Our team will be happy to assist you with all aspects of your endodontic care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Endodontics ?

Some of our patients have questions about endodontics and the services our team provides. Below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers. Feel free to reach out to the Ayik + Berto team for additional information or to book your appointment.

What Is an Endodontist?

The American Dental Association recognizes endodontics as a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on the care of the insides of the teeth, including the roots and pulp. Endodontists are dentists who have completed specialized certification in the field of endodontics and focus on caring for and preserving the tissues within and around the teeth. Proper endodontic treatment can help preserve a patient’s natural teeth by removing diseased pulp that develops from trauma, gum disease, infection, or other causes.

Does Ayik + Berto Accept Dental Insurance?

Many dental insurance plans include coverage for endodontic treatment. We work closely with each patient to maximize insurance reimbursements for covered procedures. During your initial intake appointment, a Ayik + Berto team member will review your insurance information and help you better understand your coverage options.

I’m Worried About X-Rays. Is There a Risk of Adverse Effects From Radiation?

Our office uses an advanced non-film system called digital radiography. This x-ray system produces up to 90% less radiation per use than standard x-ray machines and allows us to easily provide our patients with digital copies of their x-rays. While there is some radiation, it’s about 100th of what a typical CT scan would emit.

What Is the Risk of Infection With Endodontic Care?

The team at Ayik + Berto ensures there is minimal risk of infection when you come to our office for treatment. We adhere to all health and safety standards set forth by the American Dental Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Our autoclave and barrier sterilization techniques eliminate the risk of infection in our treatment center.

What Happens After Endodontic Treatment?

After your root canal or other endodontic procedure, our team will send your radiographs and treatment record to your dentist so you can arrange restorative follow-up care. In some cases, a patient may need to visit Ayik + Berto again for follow-up treatment before going to a general dentist for restorative treatment. Complications with microsurgery or typical endodontic treatments are very rare, but the Ayik + Berto team is available to address any and all concerns as they arise. Ayik + Berto also offers a Patient Portal that allows our patients to quickly and conveniently access their treatment records, x-rays, and other documentation from a web browser.

Why Should I Save My Natural Tooth?

The treatment of teeth using endodontic methods helps to keep your natural teeth. Saving your natural tooth allows you to maintain the natural structure of your mouth and jaw, allowing you to continue chewing normally. In fact, in a study conducted by Dr. Ayik and others found that endodontically treated natural teeth may provide more effective contact during chewing compared with implant-supported restorations, leading to more efficient chewing.

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are a fairly common procedure in the United States; over 15 million root canals occur each year. The most common symptoms include tooth tenderness, swelling in the mouth and face, and tooth pain. If you report these symptoms to a general dentist, the dentist will likely refer you to an endodontist for treatment. It’s vital to ask a dentist or endodontist about any symptoms you experience that may indicate the need for a root canal. 

Is Endodontic Treatment Painful?

The team at Ayik + Berto aims to lessen discomfort for every procedure we perform. All endodontists must have at least two years of training beyond dental school, which means they specialize in treating the most sensitive areas of our mouths with advanced learning techniques. Our doctors are highly trained, skillful, and adept at leveraging advancing technology for our patients’ benefit. This translates to more patient comfort, less anxiety, and less pain.


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