Non Surgical Root Canal

root canal

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

GentleWave System

We are excited to be the first Endodontic practice in Northern Colorado to offer this technology.  The GentleWave System has been successfully used in over 50,000 cases and by hundreds of practitioners throughout the country.  It is by far the most innovative technology in the field of Endodontics today. It couples advanced fluid dynamics with broad spectrum acoustic energy to remove bacteria, debris, tissue, smear layer and even bio-film from the deepest, most complex portions of the root canal system that can not be reached by standard root canal treatment, decreasing the chance of failure over time.  Allows us to conserve more tooth structure and better maintain the integrity of the tooth.  It is less invasive and a more comfortable treatment approach for patients, reducing post-operative discomfort.

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Northern Colorado Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 98 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

I very much appreciate my dentist, Dr. Luker, referring me to Dr. Dimond. Both are tops in my book.

- Jim S

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The staff and Dr LeValley are friendly, compassionate, and highly skilled. This was my first root canal and I can’t believe how easy it was!

- Michael C

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Team was great


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I was extremely nervous as this was my 1st root canal. Dr. Diamond and staff made sure I was comfortable and pain free.

- Lindsay S

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From scheduling, front desk, assistant and doctor, everyone was wonderful. Inviting, thorough, professional, informative and out on time. These guys are the best.

- Mike M

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Other endontist off I called was having me come in a week for eval and a week later for procedure. They knew I was having a lot of pain. Your office got me in in 2 days and I had the eval and procedure all at the same time. Was so appreciated


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Over the last few years, I've been referred to Northern Colorado Endodontics (NCE) several times by my dentist. I think I'm up to four root canals and one apicoectomy. This last time was for a root canal. There are four endodontists at NCE, but I've only seen Dr. Galen Geraets. I've been to both the Fort Collins and Greeley offices. I've had the same great experience every time. The endodontist, assistants, and office staff have always been very cordial. They've answered all my questions. Prior to having had the root canals, I had always heard that they were painful. This has not matched my experience. The dental infections which caused me to need the root canals were very painful but the procedures to fix them were not. Except for minor pain with the shot, there was no pain during the procedures. I've had very minor soreness afterwards. Dr. Geraets cares very much about patient comfort. Of course, I'd prefer not to need further endodontic treatment, but I'm glad that Dr. Geraets is available if I do. I highly recommend his office.

- Richard K

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They made this process the most comfortable and easy procedure. They were all friendly and I am happy with the care they gave me.

- Nashae D

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Great experience. All my questions were answered.

- Gilbert H

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I had a great experience. I was having a really rough day when I came for my appointment. Amanda & Dr. LeValley helped make my day better both physically and emotionally. I was very confident in their expertise.

- Dorothy K

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Very nice and compassionate. Helpful

- Anonymous

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Wonderful office but most importantly the staff was outstanding and Dr. Geraets was of the highest level of medical care.

- rick g

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I Seemingly professional, attentive and pleasant. A positive experience.

- Mike N

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Absolutely the best experience! Thank you for your professionalism and compassion throughout my procedure.

- Rito G

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The staff are welcoming and work hard to put you at ease during the procedure. Dr LeValley is quite knowledgeable and professional even when he has to work on a patient like me with limited opening. They took extra care to make sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure.

- Kerrie A

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Dr. Dimond & his staff were so amazing. Highly recommended!

- Nicole S

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Was very scared going in being first time having this done but they were very nice and did great work had no pain at all, would recommend this office to everyone.

- Connie S

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Great staff very easy to work with. Very professional in every way a great team in all respects +++++ Dr and his staff what a pair they work together like a watch

- Steven D

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If a root canal can be a great experience, I am glad I came to your office.

- Ray O

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Incredible experience, painless root canal in a friendly modern clean office. What more can you ask for.

- Clff R

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