Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries involving the dental pulp and its supporting structures. It is derived from the Greek words ‘endo’ (inside) and ‘odont’ (tooth).
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of endodontic problems. They completed additional two to three years of training in the field of endodontics. These dental specialists focus their practice on performing root canal therapy and root-related surgeries. They are also trusted experts in dealing with traumatic dental injuries.