Endodontics is a division of veterinary dentistry that deals with pathologic conditions of the tooth pulp. Endodontic disease occurs whenever viable pump tissue is exposed and becomes infected. It is a common sequela to tooth fractures, and occurs less frequently following dental decay and severe periodontal disease. It is the second most common disease in the oral cavity of companion animals.
Queck, K. E. and Runyon, C. L.
"Root Canal Therapy for Fracture-Induced Endodontic Disease in the Dog,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 49
, Article 1.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol49/iss1/1