Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the treatment of dental pulp. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation can arise in a variety of cases: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

Signs of pulp damage include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums.

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Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal e1392921605675 Endodontics During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth