Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth, committed to helping you maintain your natural smile for a lifetime. While all endodontists are dentists, less than 3 percent of dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed an additional two or more years of training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth.
Choosing a root canal specialist should depend on clinical experience, cutting-edge technology and patient satisfaction. For the past 14 years, Dr. Kevin Cunningham has performed more than 18,000 successful and pain-free root canal procedures. Dr. Cunningham’s commitment to excellence starts with using the most advanced technology available. He utilizes Zeiss operating microscopes, digital radiography, and most importantly, 3-D imaging (CBCT). Three-dimensional imaging is essential for difficult diagnostics, treatment planning and successful outcomes.
“I have been using 3-D technology over the past four years. I can honestly say that I would be doing my patients a disservice if I didn’t utilize 3-D treatment planning in most of their cases. Three-dimensional imaging provides too much additional information that cannot be seen in 2-D dental X-rays. This technology has changed my treatment planning philosophy, improved treatment success and is the future of endodontics.”
Best tip: You do not need a referral from your dentist to see a root canal specialist. Dr. Cunningham is a contracted provider with almost every dental insurance company.
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 11900 W. 87th Street Parkway, Ste. 160, Lenexa, KS 66215. For more information, call 913-599-0888 or visit cunninghamendo.com.