Endodontics is root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment means teeth that may have been lost a long time ago can now be saved.
What will my dentist do?
The nerves inside the roots of the teeth, which sometimes become infected, are removed.
The root canal is then cleaned disinfected and sealed to protect it. A crown may be placed on the top of the root to improve the appearance of the tooth.
Each tooth contains the pulp. This provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. It runs through the root like a thread. Occasionally the pulp tissue dies or becomes injured which meant losing the tooth. Now with root canal treatment these vital teeth can be saved.
The benefits of root canal treatment
Root canal treatment can help to save a vital tooth and can mean avoiding dentures, bridgework or implants.