Root canals might be something patients dread, but a lot of dentists like doing them — except for the ones who hate them!
The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey that asked dentists if the they treat root canals or refer them out to endodontists. This survey elicited a variety of colorful responses.
Many endodontists wished GP dentists would quit attempting to do root canals PERIOD.
Several urban dentists acknowledged they do not enjoy performing root canals and always refer them out, whereas rural dentists stated that they almost never refer their patients out for root canals.
Rural dentists are distinctly more likely to treat root canals themselves, while urban and suburban dentists tend to refer out almost all their root canals.
A Nevada endodontist wrote, “If every dentist could spend one week in my endodontic practice, they would all stop doing endodontics. It is an absolute tragedy . . . the quality of work is terrible. I see so many hacked-up teeth with gigantic accesses, separated files, perforated roots, etc . . . It is embarrassing. I cannot tell patients their dentist is worthless and should never do another root canal in his life . . . “
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For more on this survey see: Root Canals: Who Needs an Endodontist?