At the core of each tooth is an intricate, hypersensitive network of living cells, tissue, nerves and blood. This core, which is also known as dental pulp, is important to the development of dentin and the preservation of your dental health. When your teeth become damaged as a result of tooth decay or dental injury, your dental pulp becomes exposed and vulnerable to invasion by harmful bacteria. Such exposure is not only bad for your dental health, but can lead to tooth loss.
Endodontic therapy, which is also known as root canal therapy, is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthetic that directly treats the affected dental pulp. It is a vital procedure that will restore the functionality, remove the pain, and allow you to keep your tooth.