Endodontics is considered to be a dental specialty dealing with the nerves of the teeth. There are different types of endodontic procedures, and root canal therapy is probably the most well known type. While people often fear a root canal treatment, your local Gilmer dentist wants you to know there is nothing to fear.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
There are several reasons that your dentist may recommend root canal therapy. If endodontics is recommended, the soft tissue within the root canal, known as the pulp, has likely become swollen or infected. The inflamed or infected pulp that is left untreated can cause pain, abscesses and even bone loss.