A general dentist is probably going to do the procedure normally in a couple of visits. I do it in one visit. I complete my root canals generally twice as quickly as a general dentist.
However, although most patients want everything to be over with as fast as possible, that’s not always the most important thing. If a root canal has difficult access and the patient is nervous I know, as a compassionate woman, that I really care. If it takes somebody an extra 20 minutes to get comfortable with me so I can start the procedure, I have the compassion for it. A lot of people don’t.