Endodontics deals with tooth pulp and the tissue surrounding the root of a tooth.
When nerve endings in the tissue surrounding a tooth are damaged or infected, which often results in a great deal of pain for the patient, a root canal is considered to be the common method used to repair that tooth.
Symptoms of nerve damage or infection include: severe tooth pain, darkened colour of the tooth, unusual sensitivity to heat and cold, swelling, tenderness or recurring lesions on the gums. Though, in some rare cases where there are no symptoms present; endodontics may still be considered as a step in maintaining overall oral health.
Root canal treatment is required when parts of your tooth become inflamed or diseased. Root canals can often save that particular tooth.
A consultation with one of our root canal dentists can help you determine if endodontics is the right procedure for you.