Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is the branch of dentistry that deals with treating dental pulp damage, and is the best way to directly address the pain and save the tooth.
Generally caused by tooth decay or shock, pulp or nerve tissue damage can be an excruciating experience. Symptoms include pain while chewing, sensitivity and swelling. If left untreated, pulp damage can lead to abscessed, or pus filled infections, and eventually to tooth loss.
During a root canal procedure, infected nerve tissue is cleaned out, disinfected and replaced with filler to prevent further infection. With proper anaesthesia, root canal therapy can be a pain free process.
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