Why Choose an Endodontist?

If you are reading this page, it may be that your General Dentist has referred you to see Dr. Starr for a consultation and/or treatment on one or more of your teeth. You may be thinking, "What is an Endodontist, and why am I being referred?"

You may be experiencing tooth pain (pain to hot or cold, sweets, pressure or biting) and know you need help. Many patients see Dr. Starr after being referred by a family member or friend who has been a former patient. You may still have questions...

An Endodontist is a dental specialist who deals with infections that occur inside the tooth. Endodontists complete two years of full-time post-doctorate education to become a specialist, and are experts in their specialized field of practice. Since Dr. Starr dedicates his practice solely to endodontic treatment, he has successfully completed thousands of root canal treatments, making treatment faster, more predictable, and easier for you as a patient.

More than 14 million teeth receive some form of root canal treatment each year -- you're not alone… Moreover, you're in great hands with Dr. Starr!

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Though many general dentists choose to perform root canals in their offices, there is nothing that can match the training and experience of an Endodontic specialist when it comes to root canal treatment. Though it may cost a bit more to see a specialist (and in some cases, no more than what it would cost to see a general dentist for the same procedure), seeing a specialist for your root canal can be more economical and time saving in the long run.

Some patients may have their treatment started by a general dentist, only to be referred later, after treatment has been attempted and difficulties encountered. This can result in additional visits, longer chair time and higher cost. Seeing a specialist from the onset is the best way to ensure the highest level of treatment for your tooth. We dedicate your appointment time exclusively to you and your treatment -- and our fees are some of the most competitive of among Endodontists nationwide, so seeing an Dr. Starr is an incredible (and smart) value!