Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the complex structures found inside the teeth.
The Greek word “Endodontics” means “inside the tooth” and relates to the tooth pulp, tissues, nerves, and arterioles. Endodontists receive additional dental training after completing dental school to enable them to perform both complex and simple procedures, including root canal therapy.
Historically, a tooth with a diseased nerve would be removed immediately, but endodontists are now able to save the natural tooth in most cases. Generally, extracting the inner tooth structures, then sealing the resulting gap with a crown restores health and functionality to damaged teeth.
Reasons for endodontic treatment:
- Bacterial infections
- Fractures and chips
- Cracked Tooth
- Root Canal Retreatment
- Root Canal Therapy