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What Does a Root Canal Procedure Look Like at Norco Family Dental?

August 30, 2021
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Posted By: Norco Family Dental
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When you arrive at Norco Family Dental, our friendly staff will help you with any necessary paperwork and help you get comfortable. Before the root canal procedure begins, the dentist numbs the location using a local anesthetic. If you have discussed light sedation or general anesthesia with our dentist in Greeley and decided on one of those, they will administer it. 

Any type of light sedation, other than laughing gas, will prevent you from driving home. So, arranging a ride home will be necessary. After the area goes numb, the dentist begins the root canal.

The Root Canal Procedure at Norco Family Dental

You may experience pressure and vibration in your jaw as the dentist works. This can cause mild discomfort for some patients, but it should not hurt. During the process, the dentist will make sure that you are doing well. Once the affected area is cleaned out and sanitized, the dentist will fill the root, sealing it off in the process to protect it from another infection. Most patients recover within a day.

Schedule Comfortable Root Canal Treatment in Greeley, CO

Norco Family Dental is more than just a dentist's office. We were founded on the principles of friendship and family. The seed of our Greeley dental practice was first planted when our two founding dentists Dr. BJ Stewart and Dr. Shawn Buffington became friends at the age of 13.

Now, many years later, they are both adults with large families of their own. A lot has changed in those years, but some things remain the same.

If you're looking for a different experience from dentistry, contact Norco Family Dental at (970) 356-5277 to schedule an appointment.

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