( Endodontics Or Root Canal Treatment )
Endodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root end of a tooth. The pulp (containing nerves and other soft tissues) can become diseased by deep decay or become injured when a tooth is knocked in an accident, or cracked in a traumatic bite. The pulp unlike the rest of the body is encased within the tooth and is unable to repair itself when irreversibly inflamed. If it gets inflamed and/or infected, root canal treatment is required.
The scope of endodontic services includes: pulp capping, root canal treatment or retreatment, endodontic surgery, bleaching of discolored non-vital teeth, treating of traumatic tooth injuries, and diagnosing and treating dental pain.