Monthly August, 2017
An endodontist is a dentist whose specialty is the interior of the tooth. The inside chambers of the tooth, called the root canal, contain a soft mixture of connective, cardiovascular, and nerve tissues called the pulp. An endodontist undergoes specific training in order to treat any problems that develop with this part of the tooth.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the interior of the tooth, also known as the pulp. Endodontists are best known for performing root canals, but they also perform other procedures related to the tooth pulp. In recent decades, new technology such as lasers and the cone beam CT scan has made endodontic treatment