Endodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries involving the dental pulp and surrounding tissues. The dental pulp is the soft, innermost layer of the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Endodontists, dentists who specialize in endodontics, perform root canal therapy and other procedures to save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. 

Endodontics plays a vital role in preserving natural teeth and restoring oral health and function. With their specialized training and expertise, endodontists help patients alleviate pain, save teeth from extraction, and maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime. Regular dental visits and early intervention are key to preventing dental emergencies and ensuring the long-term success of endodontic treatment.

Despite the fact that there many endodontic treatment types such as Apicoectomy, searching the cause of pulp damage, dental trauma management,  since root canal therapy is the most common technique, it is regarded as de facto sym-nonym of endodontics.