Non Surgical 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.
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
Northern Colorado Endodontics did right by me once again. I very much appreciate that they worked me in so quickly. Everyone was very friendly. Dr. Dimond answered all my questions. The procedure itself went well. Nothing hurt after the numbing. The tooth requiring the root canal hurt before the procedure and now feels fine. I've had several root canals and a couple apicoectomies. While I wish I didn't keep needing them, I'm glad Northern Colorado Endodontics is around to relieve the dental pain associated with infections.
- Richard K
Can you have a great root canal experience? I did. Dr. LeValley and his staff are attentive and professional, and the whole thing was completely painless.
- James W
Amazing! Within less than 48 hours of having a serious toothache needing a root canal, I was relieved of this pain by a wonderful team. I fell asleep during the procedure and it was easier than a cavity
- Kevin R
Scheduled the initial consultation in a few days and the procedure only a couple days after that (shockingly quick). Extraordinarily friendly and knowledgeable staff. A root canal that was absolutely painless and anxiety free. Overall, it was a very good experience.
- Brandon B
The staff and doctor made me feel comfortable and the procedure went smoothly.
- Bob M
Wonderful office to goto.
Dr. Diamond explained every step of the process before he performed it. It was essentially a painless procedure. He explored and found 4 canals in the 3 roots of my affected molar and treated each one of them.
- Frank P
I believe the 6 month follow up after root canal treatment is a great benefit to the patient. Thank You So Much.
- Richard J
I had an emergency situation…and they squeezed me in within an hour of my call, made sure I was comfortable and in no pain and fixed me up! The weekend would have been terrible if I had to wait!
- Kathy H
Found the issue very efficiently, performed the root canal whilst still preserving my crown and had minimal discomfort afterwards. Top notch!
- Rory A
Very prompt Was able to get right in Very efficient Thank you
- Valerie F
I was so impressed with all the care from start to finish. Dr. Diamond is gifted and was wonderful to work with. Totally would recommend him to anyone.
- Michael W
Personal and friendly staff. Minimal pain from shots and none during the procedure.
- Mike H
Awesome office and people! Would definitely recommend them. Quick and well not painless experience haha
- Mike H
Thorough exam, informative. Effective and satisfactory results.
- Paul W
Dr. Colby Dimond and his team made my root canal comfortable and stress-free. He worked me into his schedule on the day of my evaluation and in less than an hour I had relief from a painful tooth. I highly recommend Dr. Dimond.
- Robert W
I’ve had other root canals in the past from other places. I have to say this was the best. I’m not kidding. From the Novocain infection through the procedure was painless. Thank you all for everything.
- Larry K
was an excellent overall experience considering it was a root canal-thanks again.
- Jeff S
I needed an emergency root canal and the Greeley office of Northern Colorado Endodontics for me in right away. Dr. Dimond did an excellent job of explaining the procedure as he worked, and the process was smooth and pain free.
- Robert U
I have found the staff of Northern Colorado Endodontics to be courteous and professional and all seem confident in their jobs. Everything seems to work well. I like Dr. Garaets and trust his work.
- Mary Anne W