Endodontics is the treatment of infection or disease "inside the tooth".
Each tooth consists of two parts - the crown and the root. Only the crown is visible in the mouth. The root is located within the bone under the gums. The centre of the crown is hollow and is called the pulp chamber, which extends further down the root forming the root canal.
If your tooth pulp becomes diseased it will be unable to repair itself. The pulp then dies, leading to the development of an abscess. This will then require endodontic dental treatment, otherwise known as root canal therapy.
Some typical symptoms of endodontic disease include but are not limited to:
- tooth pain,
- prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold,
- tenderness to touch and chewing,
- and discoloration of the tooth.
However, sometimes there are no symptoms.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, contact our friendly team at Broadway Dental Centre to arrange a consultation.