When does a nerve have to be killed?

One of the specialties we work in is endodontics. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that studies the diseases and lesions that occur in the soft tissues inside the tooth (in the dental pulp or dental nerve). When the dental pulp (or nerve) is infected or very inflamed, root canal treatment or endodontics must be performed. This procedure is colloquially known as ‘killing the nerve’ , but this is not entirely accurate, so in today’s article we are going to explain it to make it clearer.