Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)
Endodontics, better known as root canal, is a dental practice that specializes in the treatment of the inside of the tooth.
The tooth is composed of three layers: enamel, dentin and cementum.The cementum contains a soft tissue called the dental pulp. It is the dental pulp which contains the nerves and the blood useful for the development of the tooth. During a root canal treatment, the dentist removes the pulp from the tooth, thus preventing the spread of infection and the extraction of the affected tooth. A dental X-ray has to be taken in order to find out if a root canal is needed.