What is Endodontics?

Endodontics is a Greek work, which has three parts. “Endo” means “inside”, “Odont” means “tooth”. When “Ics” is added to them as a suffix, endodontics means science of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, which has affected the inside of a tooth.

Endodontics is also called endodontic treatments, root canal treatments or root canal therapy. RCT is an abbreviation of Root Canal Treatment or Root Canal Therapy. ( : Sometimes, you hear that people or even dental professionals say that “I’ve done a Root Canal” or” When/where did you do your Root canal?”. This is wrong as no one can do a Root canal).