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What is an Endodontist?

An endodontist is a dentist who has completed an additional 2 or 3 years post-graduate program, who specializes in pulpal and periradicular disease (root canal problems). An endodontist focus is on patients who may need root canal therapy, root canal retreatment (re-do's), or endodontically related surgeries.

Why Choose an Endodontist?


Endodontists are dental specialists with at least two years of additional training beyond dental school.  The American Association of Endodontists has determined that an endodontist completes on average 25 root canals per week, while general dentists do about two root canals a week.  An endodontist’s expertise and experience lay the groundwork for accurate diagnoses.  Only then should the most appropriate treatment be recommended and competently carried out for the patient.


Because they limit their practice solely to endodontic care, endodontists are keenly focused and well-equipped for specific aspects of root canal diagnosis and treatment.  This allows them to be highly efficient and precise at what they do.  Consequently, patients will often have positive experiences and predictable treatment outcomes, and waste no time.


Endodontists understand the urgency of toothaches!  Most endodontic practices will have flexible scheduling to accommodate patients in acute pain on an emergency basis.  Patients will be taken care of in a timely manner with minimal delay, to provide relief as quickly as possible.

Advanced Technology

Many endodontic offices are equipped with modern, state-of-the-art devices for endodontic therapy.  Such technology may include surgical microscopy, digital or phosphor-plate imaging, and ultrasonic instrumentation.  Electronic communication with the patient’s general dentist allows for nearly instantaneous transmission of information and radiographic images, allowing for smoother transition of care between doctors.

3290 Sepulveda Blvd. • Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: |(310) 325-3100 • Fax: |(310) 325-3112

Ellis Endodontics is located in Torrance, California serving nearby South Bay cities such as Root Canal - San Pedro CA, Root Canal - Palos Verdes CA, Root Canal - Lomita CA, Root Canal - Redondo Beach CA, Root Canal - Hermosa Beach CA, Root Canal - Torrance CA, and Root Canal - Gardena CA. Our endodontists specialize in root canal treatment, root canal retreatment, and root canal surgery. We service the following zip codes: 90501, 90503, 90504, 90505, 90254, 90266, 90274, 90275, 90277, and 90278. Let us be your South Bay endodontic office!