Endodontics is a speciality of Dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures.

As a result of deep cavities (caries), repeated dental procedures, cracks/chips or trauma, irreversible inflammation of the dental pulp (where the nerve is) can occur.  When this happens, it is vital to thoroughly clean, disinfect and adequately fill and seal off the root canal system of the tooth. Root canal treatment is commonly known as “killing the nerve”.

endodontics - root canal treatment