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Specialising in treatment for the root of the problems.

An endodontist is a specialist in the dental treatment of the inside of the root of a tooth (or the ‘pulp’). They focus on maintaining the health of your teeth by carrying out procedures to eradicate disease of the dental pulp (or ‘endodontic’ treatment).

What is Endodontics?

Endodontic treatment refers to the dental treatment of the inside of the tooth (or pulp). The pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels of the tooth.  When the pulp becomes infected or damaged, treatment is needed in order to save the tooth. Endodontists are specialists in removing the inflamed or infected pulp, then disinfecting, shaping, filling and sealing the inside of the tooth.

Most commonly known for the following treatments and procedures;

  • Root Canal treatment
  • Diagnosis of toothache and pain
  • Treatment of abscessed teeth, cracked teeth and dislodged teeth
  • Management of teeth that have been knocked out or traumatised

Need to know


  • Usually 2 to 3 appointments
    • At the consultation visit, your endodontist will examine your teeth and gums and take x-rays as required. Emergency treatment may be performed if you are in pain.
    • Subsequent visits will be for the treatment of the tooth.
  • Further appointments may be needed to complete the treatment procedures as well as to review the treatment.

How long it takes?

  • The consultation will take around 30 minutes
  • Treatment appointments usually take 60-90 minutes

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Your regular oral care routine at home

Before your appointment

No special preparation needed.

After your appointment

  • Avoid overly hard or chewy foods for a few days after treatment
  • Keep up your oral hygiene routine at home
  • Reduce the amount of sugary food and drink you consume

Quick tip

The more you rest your mouth and take care of your oral hygiene after treatment the faster you will recover

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner


The cost of visiting an endodontist varies depending on the treatment required to restore your oral health. Your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit.

Your Maven specialist will assess the procedure and discuss your best options for treatment. This will involve a local anaesthetic to numb the area, however they may also have available different sedation options to help you feel more relaxed during the procedure. Should you have any concerns after the procedure, please discuss them with your specialist.

While all Maven dentists are trained to perform routine endodontic treatment, in some situations you will be referred to an endodontist for more specialised treatment. Endodontists are dental specialists that have received 3 years additional training in.