Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. Endodontists perform a variety of procedures including endodontic therapy (commonly known as “root canal therapy”), endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth and treating dental trauma.

Root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures. After receiving a dental degree, a dentist must undergo 2-3 additional years of postgraduate training to become an endodontist.