What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the form, function, and disease of the dental pulp ( what many casually refer to as the "nerve") inside the tooth/ root, and the supporting structures (like the " socket " that houses the root). Its study and practice include the etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries to the pulp and/or surrounding tissues.
What is an Endodontist?
An endodontist is a dentist who has completed an additional 2 or 3 years post-graduate program, who specializes in pulpal and periradicular disease (root canal problems). An endodontist focus is on patients who may need root canal therapy, root canal retreatment (re-do's), or endodontically related surgeries.
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