Your teeth are made up of dental pulp, which is a sensitive, delicate network of cells, blood, nerves and tissue. When your teeth become fractured and broken, the health of your dental pulp may be compromised as it becomes exposed to bacterial invasion. Because the pulp is notoriously sensitive, such exposure may be painful to endure.
Endodontics is dedicated to the study and treatment of the dental pulp of your teeth. Endodontic therapy (also known as a root canal) is a surgical procedure where your dentist clears the infected dental pulp from within a tooth and disinfects the cavity that has been left behind. Your dentist will then fill the cavity with restorative dental materials. It is the most effective procedure that dentists will use to treat endodontic problems.