Your dentist in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Dinkelman, may recommend root canal therapy if a tooth’s pulp becomes infected or damaged. Infection in the dental pulp, which is located beneath the enamel and dentin, can lead to extreme tooth sensitivity, severe tooth pain, and tenderness in the nearby gums. Root canal therapy can restore the health of the tooth by removing the infected dental pulp. In addition to removing the damaged pulp, your dentist will fill in and seal the tooth. A dental crown is often required after root canal therapy to improve the function and appearance of the tooth. For more information on how root canal therapy can improve your oral health, we invite you to call or visit us at Northridge Dental today!