What are Endodontics?

Endodontics, which encompasses procedures such as pulpotomy and pulpectomy, is the specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the dental pulp. The dental pulp, located within each of your natural teeth, contains vital blood supply and nerves that contribute to the tooth's health and vitality. When the pulp is damaged or infected, it may require a special nerve treatment on the inside of the tooth.

Why would Endodontic treatment be needed?

The most common reason for requiring endodontic treatment is because one or more of your dental pulps have been compromised or damaged. This might be due to dense decay that has reached inside of the tooth. It might be due to a break or fracture that has essentially damaged or destroyed the pulp. Your child's dentist will discuss which specific pulp treatment they may need.

What makes someone a candidate for Endodontic treatment?

Endodontic treatment is incredibly common. You might require treatment if you're experiencing severe pain as well as tooth sensitivity. You might not be able to apply pressure to the tooth that's pulp has been damaged. It's important to consider treatment before the damage and pain gets worse.