Pediatric endodontics focuses on the roots and internal structure of teeth with the goal of saving a damaged or injured tooth.
Children will be referred to an endodontist when they experience tooth decay or injury that requires specialized care. Endodontists are experts in saving teeth by repairing internal structures called "pulp" and roots.
Pulp is made of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves. Roots hold teeth into the jawbone. Endodontists perform treatments and surgeries, such as root canals, to save severely infected teeth, repair teeth and place dental implants.
Children may need endodontic treatment if they have:
Chipped, fractured teeth or teeth that have been knocked out