Root CanalAn Overview
Root canals are a conservative alternative to tooth extraction. Root canals can effectively remove tooth decay without compromising the integrity of the jaw or bite. Root canals are a relatively painless procedure that can be completed in one visit to our Greeley, CO dentist office.
The Marr Family Dentistry team will work with our patients to ensure their optimal comfort during treatment. We believe that patient education can help relax patients and allow them to feel more confident in their oral health decisions. We also offer sedation dentistry options for patients with dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry can help patients remain alert, but totally relaxed while receiving their root canal.
This is the best dental practice that I've ever encountered in my 52 years. Kevin and Kami are not only kind and compassionate, but they have knowledge to address your problem, no matter your condition. There is no judgement about the condition of your teeth, whether they're perfect or you…Laurie P.
I have been so pleased with Drs. Kami and Kevin since beginning with them in December. They have been very attentive to my recent dental challenges, serving me with excellence and compassion. I've personally recommended them to a couple of my work colleagues, and can't speak highly enough of their…Bruce H.
...from the moment I walked in the door for my first visit, the gals behind the desk made me feel comfortable. I can honestly say I have anxiety when I visit the dentist but everyone made me feel at ease, and Dr. Kami is top-notch. I have finally found a…Kelly P.
I have always had a wonderful experience at Marr Family Dentistry. Whether it be Dr. Kevin or the hygienist, they have always been professional and courteous. They explain everything to me and do a wonderful job.Ellery T.
It was refreshing to find a dentist, and staff, so courteous, professional, and competent. It is obvious they all enjoy their work. I feel like a person, not just another patient.Don W.
Everyone at Marr Family Dentistry was very friendly,helpful and informative. I had recently moved here from NJ and needed advice on my dental problem. Dr Kami Marr put me at ease, helped me make a decision, and performed the dental procedure. I was very pleased with every aspect of my…Diane K.
Root Canal What to Expect
With the use of local anesthetic, the infected tooth and the surrounding area will be numbed for optimal comfort. The procedure is generally similar to a tooth extraction and patients are surprised at how comfortable they are.
Once the patient is comfortable and numb, Dr. Marr will make a small hole in the back side of the tooth. Then, the infected pulp will be scraped out of the interior of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and filled with a composite material to stabilize the structure of the tooth.
For some patients, Dr. Marr may recommend a dental crown. The dental crown will be custom designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. The crown helps to support the tooth and prevent further decay or damage.
While root canals have a painful reputation, most patients actually experience pain caused by the infection, not the root canal procedure. Many patients even enjoy pain relief after the infection is removed, cleaned and sealed.