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 203 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Everyone was very nice. Dr Diamond was very professional and easy going.

- Chris Wright

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The staff and doctor (Dimond) are so great to work with! Professional, courteous, and kind. I really appreciate so much that Dr. Dimond talks me through the procedure as it's happening.

- Joe L

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Staff members are friendly and welcoming. Dentist was efficient and provided great pain management for the procedure.

- Lauren K

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Friendly, efficient, pain free experience. Great staff and facility.

- Tim F

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Dr. LeValley is a kind and caring professional. He is also extremely talented and very qualified at what he does. You’re in the best hands!

- Barbara T

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I was happy with the service provided. Bottom line, I walked in with a severe pain issue and walked out without it.

- Phillip M

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Just amazing work was done on my tooth. I had no problems during and after the procedure. I can only recommend this place .

- Henry V

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I was dreading this procedure, and I still would not want to do it again, BUT the doctor and staff were kind and patient. They explained everything step-by-step, and the procedure was really not all that painful. I would use them again if (hopefully not) I need another root canal.

- Linda S

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Very professional and courteous

- John S

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- Yalei C

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Very professional and efficient. They made me feel easy about receiving the root canal therapy. I’m glad that I had my procedure done at Northern Colorado Endodontics.

- Maki E

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I hate the idea of going to the dentist and while I would have rather went fishing as far as a dental procedure goes they were wonderful. I hate to even say it but I would gladly use them again.

- Gary L

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The staff were all nice and helpful, procedure went smoothly.

- William J

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Everyone was considerate and professional.

- Bill T

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I was dealing with a great deal of pain and it was not only addressed, but was a pleasant experience as well.

- John B

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Quick, no pain, friendly staff. Piece of cake.


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excellent experience

- Gerald P

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The best painless and comfortable Root Canal I have ever experience. Thank you!

- Carolyn M

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Dr. Le Valley and the whole staff is remarkable.

- Mickie O

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Thank you all so much for looking after me before, during and after treatment

- Mark J

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