Also called pulp specialists, endodontists have specialized training in performing root canal therapy. This particular branch of dentistry is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp (the soft tissue area between the tooth's outer enamel and the dentin) and periradicular tissues - including the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.
Endodontists are special because they are the experts who are in the business of saving teeth with deep decay, abscessed teeth and even teeth that have been knocked out. In all of these cases, the pulp in your teeth is infected or damaged. To save the teeth, the endodontist removes the diseased or damaged tissue and clean and fill the remaining space. This procedure is commonly called a root canal.
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