Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp; the etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp: and associated periradicular conditions.
When Endodontic Treatment is needed?
Endodontic treatment becomes necessary when the pulp is inflamed or infected. The most common causes of infection are deep decay , injury from an accident , a crack or a leaking filling. Often these defects (cracks and leaking fillings especially) occur without noticeable damage to the tooth. Dentist will be able to diagnose all of these situations and carry out the most appropriate treatment to ease your discomfort.