What is Endodontics? Endodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with preventing, diagnosing and treating problems of the dental pulp. Through endodontic treatment, also known as root canal, diseased teeth can frequently be saved from extraction. This is beneficial because a lost tooth can lead to shifting and even further loss of teeth in future.
Root canal treatment is a common prescription for abscessed teeth. Abscessed teeth have infected tissue (pulp) in the centre. This causes pain and/or swelling. During root canal treatment, the tooth is opened and infected tissue removed. The space is then filled and the opening sealed. A crown may be placed to protect the tooth. The treatment is usually painless. A tooth that has had a root canal treatment can last a lifetime! We will be happy to discuss root canal therapy with you.