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 270 Root Canal Therapy reviews

Everything was great! Pain free!

- Jerry G

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Very professional and gentle as possible with shots for deadening.

- Randy S

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Dr Lavalley and Evan are the Dynamic Duo!!!


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- Judith S

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This was the most gentle root canal I have had.

- Diane S

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Staff was kind and efficient. I would highly recommend

- Susen H

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Loved my doc

- Mark C

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Excellent experience!

- Kathryn S

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Great experience for my son, would definitely recommend to anyone needing treatment.

- Ashley M

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Easiest root canal ever, and I’ve had a few. Comfortable and welcoming atmosphere.

- Linda M

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I was referred to Dr. LeValley's practice after I suffered a front tooth trauma which resulted in a broken root tip and discoloration. Dr. LeValley and his staff are incredible. Everyone is so exceptionally kind and knowledgeable. He performed a root canal and internal bleaching for me as an attempt to preserve the tooth for as long as possible. Not only was I comfortable with his treatment, he was candid and patient with my questions throughout the entire process. I could not be more pleased with the treatment I received at Northern Colorado Endodontics.

- Sarah W

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The staff was very friendly and professional. They explained the process thoroughly and made me comfortable throughout. I would highly recommend them!

- Elizabeth C

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They are all excellent, Amy had my insurance all figured out for me before I even went in for my appointment

- Jamie H

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Wasn’t sure what to expect. Everyone was very informative and pleasant. My being comfortable and pain free was paramount. Thank you

- Keith E

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I had a severe toothache that my dentist determined was due to a tooth that needed a root canal. He referred me to Northern Colorado Endodontics. I was so relieved that they could get me in the very next day. I was impressed with the friendly and helpful office staff who quickly sent me a detailed estimate of the cost of the procedure. Dr Diamond and JoyMy, his assistant, were both very professional and knowledgeable. Dr Diamond explained what he was doing and what I would be experiencing every step of the way. JoyMy made sure to keep me as comfortable as possible during the procedure, as well. I highly recommend Northern Colorado Endodontics in Greeley and Dr. Diamond.

- Cathy I

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Great experience for a first time root canal.

- Carol S

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Procedure was virtually painless.

- Alison R

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I was not disappointed. This was my first time there, and it will be my first choice in the future for endodontic exams and treatment

- Jay C

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Great endodontist and staff! Easy to get in quickly with a sudden onset tooth abscess. Thoroughly explained everything going on and what to expect e/healing along with new technology and warm relaxing atmosphere. And good sense of humor!

- Kathy P

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I appreciate that Dr. LeValley answered my questions respectfully. I also was very happy that I did not experience any nerve pain coming out of local anesthesia.

- Josey F

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