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 249 Root Canal Therapy reviews

I had a great experience. I was having a really rough day when I came for my appointment. Amanda & Dr. LeValley helped make my day better both physically and emotionally. I was very confident in their expertise.

- Dorothy K

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Very nice and compassionate. Helpful

- Anonymous

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Wonderful office but most importantly the staff was outstanding and Dr. Geraets was of the highest level of medical care.

- rick g

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I Seemingly professional, attentive and pleasant. A positive experience.

- Mike N

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Absolutely the best experience! Thank you for your professionalism and compassion throughout my procedure.

- Rito G

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The staff are welcoming and work hard to put you at ease during the procedure. Dr LeValley is quite knowledgeable and professional even when he has to work on a patient like me with limited opening. They took extra care to make sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure.

- Kerrie A

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Dr. Dimond & his staff were so amazing. Highly recommended!

- Nicole S

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Was very scared going in being first time having this done but they were very nice and did great work had no pain at all, would recommend this office to everyone.

- Connie S

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Great staff very easy to work with. Very professional in every way a great team in all respects +++++ Dr and his staff what a pair they work together like a watch

- Steven D

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If a root canal can be a great experience, I am glad I came to your office.

- Ray O

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Incredible experience, painless root canal in a friendly modern clean office. What more can you ask for.

- Clff R

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Dr. Galen Geraets and his staff were very professional. I was able to make an appointment the same day I called. Dr. Geraets was very gentle, kept me informed, and gave me enough medicine so that I wouldn't feel the pain. I was very impressed with his professionalism and the dental endodontic surgery he completed. He didn't rush the procedures he did and he and his staff told me how to take care of the work he completed with medicine and which foods to eat.

- Kathy Z

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One of the best dentist offices I've ever !!!

- Diane D

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I can't say enough good things about the staff and Dr LeValley.....the BEST!!

- Catherine L

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The entire staff gets right to work and wastes no time. Very very qualified staff!

- Elizabeth S

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Thank you for the kind atmosphere from the front door, staff and until I walked out the door at the end of my procedure.

- Marla F

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People in general make a root canal sound awful. I didn't think it was that bad. No, it isn't a pleasant thing to go through, but it's not awful either. It is not much worse than the usual dental stuff that one goes through in life. It is the first time that I have had my mouth propped and held open with a plastic device during a procedure. It keeps the jaw from getting so tired and sore from having to hold it open for so long.

- Judith L

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Wonderful communication at every step: scheduling, checking in, prep, treatment, and check out. I was informed of what to expect, what was happening, and what to expect next.

- Bill B

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Dr. LeValley is the best! Highly recommend!

- Michelle S

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Good experince

- Leslie M

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