Expertise in Dental Health
If one of your teeth is sensitive to hot or cold food or drinks, there is a good chance of a deep cavity existing either in contact with or close to a nerve. In situations like this a normal filling may not be enough to stop the pain and the nerve will have to eliminated to reduce sensitivity and allow for the treatment of the tooth.
Endodontics is the branch of odontology that focuses on identifying the cause, diagnosing the treatment and also preventing decay of the dental pulp within the tooth structure. This often involves the removal of the nerve and other tissues of the cavity and their replacement with a filler material.