Endodontics is a specialty within dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the roots of the teeth.
Endodontic procedures, commonly referred to as “root canals,” are often necessary when the pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged.
Endodontic treatment may be necessary if you have a deep cavity, a cracked tooth, or if your tooth has been damaged due to injury. In some cases, a tooth that has been treated with a filling or crown may also require endodontic treatment if the pulp becomes infected or inflamed.
If left untreated, a damaged or infected tooth can lead to pain, swelling, and even tooth loss. Endodontic treatment can help to save your natural tooth and prevent the need for extraction. In addition to saving your tooth, endodontic treatment can also provide relief from pain and other symptoms associated with tooth decay or infection. After the procedure, you can expect to enjoy improved oral health and a more comfortable, functional smile.