Endodontics is the speciality that treats inflamed or dead pulp inside a tooth. This also includes assessment and treatment of a tooth’s nerves. If the pulp inside the tooth becomes inflamed or is decaying, endodontic treatments such as a root canal therapy, root amputation, or endodontic surgery may be necessary.
Dental pulp fills the centre of our teeth, and is made up of living tissue and cells. This pulp protects the nerves within the teeth becomes inflamed, sensitive and sore if it comes into contact with bacteria/decay.