WHAT IS ENDODONTICS
Endodontic treatment will save a tooth that otherwise should be extracted.
Endodontics is the dental medicine specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pulpar pathology.
Dental pulp is a tissue located inside the tooth and is composed of nerves, blood vessels and other tissues. This tissue has a triple role: formative, nutritive and sensory (assuring the sensitivity of the tooth). The pulp is protected against the harmful factors by the three layers surrounding it, the enamel, the dentin and the cement. If one of these protective layers is perforated by a carious lesion or following a dental trauma, saliva microbes will infect the pulp.