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 173 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

did it faster than i thought

- Verlyn M

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I’m feeling much better, thanks so much.

- Jenifer F

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Absolutely fantastic service and professional treatment!

- Joe S

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Some of the best and informative care I have received. Everyone was truly excellent here.

- Gregory K

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I was referred to this practice and was seen at once and the root canal procedure was begun that day. The entire group was professional and friendly; Dr Geraets and his assistant were as skilled as any specialists I have ever visited. No pain, healing was fast and complete. Absolutely yes, this practice is the best!

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- Carol B

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Very pleasant and professional experience with Dr. LeValley and his staff. Procedure went perfectly and I've had no pain or swelling to treat afterwards.

- Kyle D

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Procedure went well. Staff was very courteous and informative.

- Sue L

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all went well

- Robert M

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Wonderful care as always.

- Beverly M

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Dr Shane Bergo explained everything that was about to happen during my root canal procedure and ensured that procedure was quicker for

- Craig M

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Great place to go if specialized treatment is required.

- Rhea P

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I've had 2 emergency root canal procedures and each time they were able to fit me in. The staff and Dr's are great.

- Nan S

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My Novacaine injections were less painful than usual because of the doctor's expertise. Once the numbness wore off, I had NO pain, with no desire or need for even Tylenol.

- Millie T

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Thank you all so much. You are professionals and very personable!!!

- Jennie H

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Dr Geraets and Assistant Evan were Great! Very professional and Friendly. Explained the whole procedure before starting and the work Dr Geraets did was amazing! No pain or soreness afterwards in the gums or tooth area when the numbness wore off. I had no need to take any Tylenol or Ibuprofen. I felt great at the end of the day. Thanks Dr Geraets and Evan!

- Renee D

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They were very professional and almost completely painfully highly recommended.

- Samuel J

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Amazing procedure! Easy and painless. Thank you!

- Andrew L

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It was a good experience. Dr Diamond was great

- Eroina B

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This was my first root canal and I was nervous. Dr Dimond explained everything and by the time the procedure started I was comfortable. The procedure was painless and the Gentle Wave technique has made recovery virtually painless. Dr. Dimond is excellent and highly recommended by me.

- David A

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