Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry, which deals with the tooth pulp. The pulp (containing nerves, arterioles and venules as well as lymphatic tissue and fibrous tissue) can become diseased or injured and thus is unable to repair itself. The pulp then dies and endodontic treatment is required.
» Root Canal Treatment
The most common procedure done in Endodontics is root-canal therapy, which involves the removal of diseased pulp tissue. The tooth consists of two parts: the crown and the root. Inside each root is a channel that runs the length of the tooth. This channel, called ‘the root canal’, contains the pulp (nerves, blood vessels and soft tissues). The tooth aches when the gum is inflamed or infected.