Being Referred To A Specialist

Patients are referred to Santa Clara Endodontics for specialty care.

The difference between Dr. Photopoulos and a general dentist is additional years of training and study in the field of Endodontics, which is a specialty of dentistry. Your general dentist may identify challenging elements of your case and refer you to Santa Clara Endodontics in order to ensure the best possible outcome. The most common reasons for a patient to be referred to Santa Clara Endodontics include molar teeth or difficult canal anatomy, an elusive pain diagnosis, problems in teeth that have already had root canal treatment, fractures, pediatrics, and trauma to a tooth. Many dentists refer any patient who needs endodontic treatment to Dr. Photopoulos, and it may be helpful to recognize that general dentists make these referrals with the best interest of their patients in mind.