Definition of endodontist in English:



  • A dentist who practises or specializes in endodontics.

    ‘for root canal treatment you will have to consult an endodontist’
    • ‘He recommended that I see an endodontist who specializes in this type of thing and will have better tools.’
    • ‘During a root canal an endodontist drills out the cavity just like when you have a cavity removed and filled.’
    • ‘After doing more research I discovered, to be safe, the only person you should have do a root canal is an endodontist.’
    • ‘My new endodontist was absolutely appalled at the handiwork with this earlier root canal.’
    • ‘He gave me a referral to a great endodontist, and the crown he did on one of my teeth has held up well over the years.’
    • ‘Whether you were treated by a dentist or endodontist, be sure to follow it up with another appointment.’
    • ‘When I saw my endodontist after this incident, he gave me a pain medicine right away as he saw how bad my infection was.’
    • ‘She sent me here to have the endodontist and periodontist have a look at it for something called a crown planing and root canal.’
    • ‘While moderate sedation helps to calm anxious patients: the catch is that not all endodontists are qualified to administer it.’
    • ‘She saw me immediately and referred me to an endodontist for a second opinion on the tooth.’
    • ‘Helping people is why I became an endodontist in the first place.’
    • ‘We asked the endodontists to cut cavities in preparation for filling.’


1940s from endo- ‘within’ + Greek odous, odont- ‘tooth’, on the pattern of orthodontist.