An Endodontist is a dentist, whom completed additional education requirements to become qualified as an endodontic specialist. An Endodontist specializes in treating the soft tissue found inside the teeth. Patients are normally referred to an Endodontist for difficult or complicated procedures when the inner part of the tooth is affected. It is common, when a patient is in need, for an Endodontist to perform root canals. Endodontists are qualified to perform all regular dental procedures, however, they tend focus their attention to their specialty, and will refer patients back to their general dentist for more common procedures such as fillings, and crowns.