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

This was perhaps my best dentist experience ever! The entire staff and doctor were extremely thorough, friendly and professional!

- Tom F

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I was so grateful the staff got me in the same day I called for an appt. The root canal procedure went quickly and the doctor fixed my pain.

- Jenette T

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Best procedure for someone without anxiety Relaxed environment

- Donna

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So professional and expertly teamworked

- Russell B

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Overall I had a wonderful experience at the Fort Collins location, they were quick and efficient. I called Thursday and they were able to get me in the next day! I will definitely be coming back if needed.

- Dora G

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Overall good experience

- Jo M

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Oh my goodness! If ever you are unfortunate and have to experience root canal therapy, you should absolutely go here! Staff all very pleasant and Dr Brad thank you so much!

- Chris H

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Excellent. Not only were they able to get us scheduled the same day, but were awesome with care. Would highly recommend. Very thorough.

- Alison R

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Amazing! I felt no discomfort during the procedure. I was in and out in one hour. I will definitely recommend Dr. Geraets to anyone needing a root canal in the future.

- Tom S

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Quick least painful of 4 total done. Dr Dimond and assistant Amanda knew what they were doing State of the art equipment a huge improvement!

- Larry R

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Easy to schedule, great care with explanations and follow up.

- Ed S

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Good experience

- Cyndi D

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I have unfortunately had a lot of dental work done as I was born with soft teeth - trust me when I tell you Brad is one of the best!

- Roderick S

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Dr. Kimball explained everything before and after the procedure. He put me at ease for the “dreaded root canal.” It was painless, and I had no problems afterward.I have already recommended him to a friend.

- Mary P

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We were in from out of state dealing with our son’s ski accident and needed emergency care. They referred us to a dentist and performed the root canals the next day. Extremely helpful and professional.

- Deana L

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Great doctor, amazing assistant but the front desk makes me not want to return to the office. I do not know if we will be back yet if needed.

- Melissa S

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No complaints . I goody bag would be good through ! A bottle of Ensure for healing, toothbrush, 2pk of Advil, listerine rinse.

- Lynette C

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Everyone pleasant and efficient. Dr. didn't break anything!!! Good job! Thank you!!

- Joan B

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They made me feel at ease and the entire procedure was over within 30-40 minutes. Barely felt a thing! I would recommend them to anyone that needs any root canal procedures done.

- Jason C

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This was my second root canal in this office. While I hope not to have another, I wouldn't hesitate using Northern Colorado Endodontics again.

- Ray O

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