Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tooth pulp. The tooth pulp is the soft tissue that lies at the center of the tooth. It contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tooth pulp.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic treatment that is used to treat diseases of the tooth pulp. Root canal treatment involves removing the diseased pulp from the tooth and filling the empty cavity with an inert material.
Root Canal Treatment Process
The root canal treatment process begins with the administration of local anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the surgeon makes an incision in the gums. The surgeon then removes the damaged portion of the tooth. The root canal is then cleaned and filled. The incision in the gums is then closed with sutures.