Endodontic services are a highly specialized discipline within the field of dentistry. Endodontists focus on treating and diagnosing tooth pain, performing root canal treatments, and handles traumatic injuries. Additionally, they will handle any follow-up care to make sure that the treatment is regularly examined for proper healing.
The most common endodontic service is a root canal. This is necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or decaying. The root canal will remove the afflicted area and fill it. From there, metal rods are placed inside the tooth to retain the structure of the tooth and is finally capped with a crown. The procedure results in more efficiency chewing, normal bite strength, and a more natural appearance.