Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues (the nerve of the tooth). Its study and practice encompass the basic and 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.
A procedure to replace infected pulp (nerve) in a root canal with an inert material. Root canals can be performed on all teeth in the mouth if necessary (front and back teeth). After the root canal is completed, we place a small tooth colored filling and/or a crown, depending on the tooth to help protect the remaining tooth structure.
Removal of a portion of the pulp (nerve), including the diseased aspect, with the intent of maintaining the vitality of the remaining pulpal tissue by means of a therapeutic dressing.
Complete removal of vital and non-vital pulp tissue (nerve) from the root canal space.