Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth, They have at least two years of additional education to become experts in performing root canal treatment and diagnosing and treating tooth pain.
Endodontic treatment, also known as a root canal, is a procedure that tries to save and repair a badly infected or decayed tooth. The need for a root canal usually stems from infected or inflamed tooth pulp. The nerve and pulp of a tooth can become irritated as a result of cracks, chips, or other trauma to the tooth. If this occurs, it is important to treat it as it can lead to an abscessed tooth. A root canal infection can also cause bone loss around the root’s tip as well as swelling to other areas.