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Before root canals, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth. However now most of the diseased tooth can be salvaged. In the majority of cases, the root canal procedure is a simple treatment that involves minimal patient discomfort.

Within the walls of each tooth, a strand of dental pulp – the substance that supplies the tooth with nerves, nutrients, connective tissue and blood vessels – laces downward into the root. If the dental pulp becomes diseased, the pulp dies, cutting off the nutrients and nerve signals which the tooth needs to be healthy. If the diseased pulp is left in the tooth, the tooth will become infected, forcing it to need extraction


The procedures called root canals allow Dr. Rohrer to remove the pulp, clean the canal and seal the tooth, effectively protecting and saving the tooth. Dr. Rohrer will start by creating an opening through the crown of the tooth into the dental pulp chamber. The pulp is then removed, the canal cleaned out, and the pulp chamber is permanently filled. Dr. Rohrer will proceed by putting in a temporary filling.  Afterwards, the temporary filling will be replaced with a permanent filling or a crown, depending on the location of the tooth within the mouth.

Call us to learn more about the root canal treatment and whether or not this option is right for you.

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