This dental field of endodontics focuses on treating the dental pulp in teeth. Pulp is in the center of each tooth, and contains living tissue and cells. When a tooth is injured or decay forms, the pulp can become inflamed or infected. An endodontist, a dental specialist in the endodontic field, can treat your teeth … Continue reading “What is the field of endodontics?”
An endodontist is a dentist who has had two additional years of specialized training beyond general dentistry. He or she provides treatment for teeth that require root canals, root canal re-treatments, and endodontic surgery, as well as for cases of dental trauma.
The most common treatment performed by an endodontist, like Dr. Semashko, is a root canal. Endodontists also re-treat older root canals and perform endodontic surgery, called an apicoectomy, that treats infections that persist following a root canal.