What is endodonic treatment

“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth.

To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development.

The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

Why would I need an endodontic procedure? How much will the procedure cost?
What are the signs of needing endodontic treatment? Will the tooth need any special care or additional treatment after endodontic treatment?
How does endodontic treatment save the tooth? What causes an endodontically treated tooth to need additional treatment?
Will I feel pain during or after the procedure? Can all teeth be treated endodontically?
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