What are endodontics?

Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the complex structures found inside the teeth including the tooth pulp, tissues, nerves and arterioles. Endodontists receive additional dental training to perform various procedures including root canal therapy. Modern methods allow teeth with diseased nerves to be saved instead of removing the entire tooth.

Here are some symptoms of endodontic issues:

  • Inflammation and tenderness in the gums
  • Teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold foods
  • Tenderness when chewing and biting
  • Teeth discoloration
  • Unexplained pain in the nearby lymph nodes

Inner tooth damage can be caused by any of the following reasons:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Fractures and chips 
  • Tooth Injuries 
  • Tooth Removal