What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a dental specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. Endo is a Greek word meaning inside, while “odont” is a Greek word meaning tooth. Endodontics treatment involves treatment of the soft pulp tissues inside the tooth.
An endodontist is a professional who specializes in treating the soft pulp tissues inside the patient’s teeth. In clinical terms, endodontists help preserve part or all of the dental pulp if the tooth is healthy or remove the pulp if it is infected. This includes situations where the patient has irreversible infected and inflamed pulpal tissue.
What We Do
Endodontists handle all root canal treatment and surgeries. They also place dental implants and address any traumatic dental injuries. The role of the endodontist is to save the patient’s natural tooth whenever possible. However, they always explore all treatment options to ensure comfort and optimal dental health for their patients.
Dr. Kelly Vo