Non Surgical Root Canal

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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.  https://gentlewave.com/

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 249 Root Canal Therapy reviews

I had a good experience for my procedure. Office staff was efficient. Dental assistant was efficient and very kind. Dr. was gentle, efficient, and kind.

- Kim L

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Pretty painless

- Joel B

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Everyone was above helpful and kind. I felt welcomed and that eased a lot of built up tension.

- Bonnie V

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I was in so much pain and in need of a root canal and NCEndo was able to get me in ASAP and even though I cried through the entire procedure they were so nice and gently as possible. Very kind and knowledgeable staff. Dr. LeValley was great and I have no more pain and am good to go! I would highly recommend this place and Dr. LeValley.

- Kate S.

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It was a very good experience for my first root canal.

- Teena T

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I hadn't been to a dentist in many years. Was a little nervous about the root canal procedure. Your office staff and the Doctor were wonderful! Thank you .

- Angie J

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I was pleased with both my experiences.

- Cindy U

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Modern equipment offices very nice and friendly very pleasant atmosphere. They really put you at ease with the procedure!

- Deborah R

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____Could NOT have been a better experience. HIGHLY recommend Dr. Geraets! Would definitely see him again and refer close family and friends to him. ____I was referred to Dr. Geraets by my (Greeley) general dentist due to complications. ____Root canal procedure was performed with absolutely NO DISCOMFORT (or stress) during (or after) the procedure. ____Following procedure, I was given written instruction which included emergency, after hour contact information. (Didn't need it, but nice to have). ____Dr. Geraets answered my questions and took the time to show me the film which identified my problematic tooth. ____His office is clean and modern, with the latest dental equipment. ____Could NOT have been a better experience. HIGHLY recommend Dr. Geraets!!

- R A B

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Everyone was great!! My daughter is younger and a little nervous, and everyone put her and I at ease.

- Michelle J

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Friendly staff, got in easily and the procedure went quickly.

- Bob C

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Fantastic staff from when I walked into the clinic to the time I left. Great to experience to see doc and his assistant work seamlessly together! If I ever need another root canal this clinic will be my choice! Thank you!!

- Barb L

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Fantastic experience. I was on a referral from out of state due to the non-availability of my primary dentist. My pain was significant. The staff worked hard to get me in at any of their locations. Arrived and went through the sign-in procedure with ease. Front desk staff were courteous. Professional staff got me quickly to and through treatment. Explained everything as they went, and were very sensitive to my condition. Great experience. Thankful.

- Tim W

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Initially apprehensive, but was very pleased with how easy and pain-free the procedure was.

- Jay P

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Down to earth friendly and answered all my questions

- Robert F

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I struggle with dental trauma from my childhood the staff and Doctor worked with me to help me stay calm. I would 11/10 recommend them! Professional and more important caring! Thank you!!

- Michelle M

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Excellent professional work and patient care! Thank you so much for making this procedure go so well.

- Lynda A

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I would definitely recommend this practice.

- Cindy U

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Getting a root canal with Dr. Dimond was a very pleasurable experience. I know most people do not like to get a root canal, and I was one of them. Dr. Dimond and his staff went above and beyond to make me as comfortable as possible.

- carol w

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Dreama was a dream and made me feel very comfortable. Dr Geraets did a phenomenal job. Root canal procedure really was pain free. Hope I don’t have to have to do it again, but if I do, will definitely be returning! Thank you!!

- Shelly S

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