Many general dental practitioners refer to specialists either for advice or because the case is so complicated that it requires specialist skills for a more predictable outcome. Indeed, studies have shown that success rates for first time endodontic treatment can be 85-96% in the hands of a specialist.
The majority of cases that are referred to a specialist are those where previous attempts at root canal treatment have failed. Success rates for such re-treatment cases are usually in the region of 80%, in the hands of a specialist.
You have been referred to Dr Ayub because your dentist cares about you!
By referring to a specialist, He/She wants to give you the opportunity to have the best chance of laying a good foundation for your tooth.
In addition to root canal treatment or re-treatment, you may also be referred to see a specialist in Endodontics for the following:
Differential diagnosis and treatment of oro-facial pain of dental origin;
Prevention of pulpal disease and vital pulp therapy;
Bleaching of endodontically treated teeth;
Treatment procedures related to the restoration of teeth such as post/core preparations, crown lengthening and forced eruption;
The treatment of traumatised teeth (teeth that have fractured or knocked out of alignment).