Endodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth nerves. These are usually acute or chronic inflammations of the nerve or inflammations of the dental apparatus caused by a diseased nerve.
The most common treatments in endodontics are root canal treatments. In addition, revision or surgical root tip resection may be performed in cases of failed root canal treatment.
Endodontics plays an important role in tooth preservation today. In the past, painful and ulcerous teeth were often simply removed. With today’s advanced treatment methods and the use of automated equipment, many teeth can be preserved through root canal treatments, which until a few years ago were considered as “hopeless cases”.