Endodontics – root canal therapy – is the area of dentistry that addresses the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the nerve and blood supply to the tooth. Root canal treatment is completed on teeth that are diseased or injured. The doctors at Dental Professionals utilize successful pulp testing techniques to determine if the pulp tissue in a tooth is damaged and cannot heal from either infection or trauma. If it is determined that the tooth is not able to heal, your dentist will guide you through the process of treatment and may treat the tooth if indicated or refer you to highly qualified endodontic specialists to address the tooth’s infection or trauma.