Unlike general practitioners, endodontists operate like emergency dental clinics. They are often the kind of dentist open on sunday or an after hours dentist, or are on call for any patient who needs an emergency dentist appointment for endodontic retreatment, or for someone who has undergone a traumatic dental injury.
What is the Cost of Visiting an Endodontist?
According to Dental Practice Marketing and Management, most endodontists charge 30%-40% more than a general practitioner to perform the same treatments. Of course this is understandable, given the amount of extra training they have received. The question remains: is there any perk to seeing an endodontist that is not available with a general dentist?
The benefit of an endodontist is that not only do they have a higher, more specialized level of training, but above all they have access to state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics. This technology often makes the difference between a successful root canal or endodontic retreatment, and continued pain.
The Difference With Penn Dental Medicine
There is, however, another option. Penn Dental Medicine also offers endodontics with emergency dental appointments available. You can call and expect to be seen the same very day for what is often 50%-70% cheaper than the cost of a private practice. A state of the art emergency dental clinic is fully equipped to handle any situation with a minimum of discomfort.
If you are experiencing pain, don’t wait. Call now to schedule your emergency dentist appointment, and let Penn Dental Medicine take care of the rest.