Endodontic is the set of possible treatments for pathology of the pulp or «nerve» of the teeth. By endodontic treatment we try to avoid the extraction of a tooth whose pulp is damaged.
These treatments may be:
Direct pulp protection: Conservative filling intended to recover reversible pulp damage.
Indirect pulp capping: Isolation of drugs under a filling in an area where the amount of remaining dentin is minimal and the health of the pulp can be compromised.
Pulpotomy: Partial and superficial removal of the pulp.
Pulpectomy: Total removal of the pulp of the tooth or tooth.