Endodontics means "inside the tooth" in Greek, so you've probably already figured out that this branch of dentistry his related to the inside of the tooth, including the tooth pulp, tissues, nerves and arterioles. Below are some conditions that can be treated with endodontics:

Inflammation of the gums
sensitive teeth (to the hot and cold)
Tooth discoloration
lymph node pain
bacterial infections
fractures or chips

Endodontic procedures (root canal therapy) usually involves x-rays, local anesthetic,removal of the tooth pulp (the insides) and restoration of the tooth. If you have any questions or concerns about endodontic procedures, stop by for an appointment and see how Dr. Shain can help.