Root canal, sometimes called endodontic therapy, is a treatment procedure that is performed on a tooth that is suffering from infected pulp. The procedure protects the tooth from future microbial infections. Deep down inside a tooth is an area referred to as the pulp chamber. This area is naturally occupied by nerve tissue and blood vessels that make up the dental pulp.
The root canal procedure involves the removal of these structures, the process of reshaping, deep cleaning, and the decontamination of the hallows and canals. After the infected portion of the tooth is removed, the remaining area is filled with dental epoxy. Finally, the tooth is fitted with a crown.
A crown is a porcelain cap that encircles the tooth and is bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Its purpose is to protect the tooth by improving strength. The crown also improves the appearance of the tooth as well. If you have any questions, please call (308) 995-5331 to schedule your personal appointment today.