Root Canal Therapy
What is a root canal?
- A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed to alleviate tooth pain and save the tooth from being extracted. Well over 14 million procedures are performed every year.
- This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
- At the center of your tooth is the pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that serves to form the tooth’s root.
- Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.
- Root canal treatment involves removing the diseased pulp from the root canal which is then thoroughly cleaned/shaped and sealed. The actual roots themselves are left intact and not removed at all. If the roots were removed, you would no longer have the tooth.
- Success rates for root canal treatment occurs in 90-95% of cases. Most treatment can be completed in one visit but occasionally two visits may be needed depending on the complexity of the case.
Root Canal Symptoms
- Tooth pain (dull or sharp),
- lingering pain to cold/hot liquids,
- pain to biting/chewing,
- swelling of the gums or face,
- visible injury to the front teeth.
- With any of above mentioned symptoms, your dentist or endodontist will most likely recommend non-surgical root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp and resolve your symptoms of tooth pain.
Are you having tooth pain or any of the symptoms above?
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
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 implant or a bridge.
Highlands Ranch Endodontics PC
Patient Review By Michele D
Dr. Patel and his friendly staff are wonderful! They are professional, accommodating and understanding. Dr. Patel listened to my problem and explain in clear and plain terms what was the best course of treatment. My tooth area has healed well and I am now pain-free! I highly recommend Highlands Ranch Endodontics!
- Michele D
Patient Review By Nadya V
If you need a place to get a root canal, you've found the perfect place to go! Dr. Patel and staff have been incredibly kind, knowledgable and professional during my appointments. I would have never thought that getting a root canal would have felt "comfortable", but Dr. Patel and his assistants made it a quick and painless procedure. I was really impressed by all of the staff. From the receptionist, dental assistant to Dr. Patel himself, everyone was incredibly sweet and helpful. Dr. Patel even called me after the procedure to check in and make sure that there were no issues. I'm so grateful I came here to take care of my tooth.
- Nadya V
Patient Review By Victoria B
If you are in need of a "Root Canal" then Highlands Ranch Endodontics is the right place to go, Doctor Patel was very gentle and caring throughout the whole procedure. His staff are friendly and knowledgeable from the receptionist to his assistant, they have turned an apprehensive situation into a great experience. Thank You!
- Victoria B
Patient Review By Len W
Dr. Patel and his staff are excellent. It is hard to say that getting a root canal is pleasant, but this was about as close to pleasant as possible. From the first encounter with Dr. Patel's staff until the end of the procedure, everyone was extremely nice and professional. This was easier than getting my teeth cleaned!
- Len W
Patient Review By Margaret M
My experience with Dr. Patel and his entire team was remarkable. The office is inviting, the staff proficient and caring, and Dr. Patel is knowledgeable and confidence inspiring. The very best.
- Margaret M
Patient Review By Robin T
This office is amazing ! They have been seeing our family for years and are always so gracious and caring. They make having a dental procedure a breeze! Thank you.
- Robin T
Patient Review By Erin W
If you have to have a root canal or any other type of work Dr. Patel is your man. He and his staff are over the top. Professional, friendly, helpful, caring. I'm a wimp when it comes to dental work. But, Dr. Patel and staff eased my anxiety. They told me what they were doing, how much longer, made sure I was comfortable. He and his assistant work so smoothly together. No more pain for me. I'll never go anywhere else.
- Erin W
Patient Review By Luke M
I was nervous about my root canal as it was the first time I've had one. I was also skeptical about the 3D scan however it truly helped Dr Patel locate my canal and treat it effectively. Regular x-rays did not show there was any canal left which potentially required an implant. The 3D scan Dr Patel did located a residual canal and he was able to restore my tooth rather than the expensive alternative. Staff was beyond helpful and returned calls promptly. I also never waited past my appointment time. Dr Patel was professional, kind, and explained the procedure clearly which put my mind at ease.
- Luke M
Patient Review By Ember B
I was able to get into the office on a last minute notice, the staff were SUPER friendly, and Dr. Patel was professional and quick. Great experience overall.
- Ember B
Patient Review By Judy S
I was very impressed with Dr. Patel and all the staff who helped me at Highlands Ranch Endodontics. Everyone is kind, caring and friendly. I was pleasantly surprised with my experience in having a root canal. I was able to make an appointment to have the procedure completed quickly. Dr. Patel was so quick doing the procedure, reassuring which made me feel less anxious and I didn't have an uncomfortable experience. I recommend anyone to Dr. Patel who needs to have an endo procedure, and if I need another procedure, I will certainly return. Thank you Dr. Patel and all the staff who helped me.
- Judy S
Patient Review By Samuel J
I was nervous because i have never had to have a root canal done before. Dr. Patel and Staff made it very comfortable and quick. I had no pain at all didn’t feel a thing they numb you up very good and I didn’t even feel the needle . Dr Patel’s Skill level is very good I would recommend to anyone suffering with tooth pain .
- Samuel J
Patient Review By Nicole B
I would recommend this office. I am hard to get numb, but I felt NO discomfort. I was amazed at how fast it went and how calm they made me feel. They explained everything very well. I am so glad that my dentist sent me to this office. The best dental care!
- Nicole B
Patient Review By Kelly T
Dr Patel and his staff were wonderful. I loved being able to fill out my paperwork online ahead of time. When I had my root canal procedure I would describe Dr Patel as having “the velvet touch,” no discomfort, no pain and was done in an expedient manner. I highly recommend Dr. Patel for root canal therapy.
- Kelly T
Patient Review By Jim H
Dr Patel and Staff are AMAZING!!! I would recommend them for all Endo treatments...they are very knowledgeable and personable! They explained each treatment in detail and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process!!
- Jim H
Patient Review By Laura P
Dr Patel is very professional and good at what he does. I felt I was in capable hands. Jackie is very sweet and welcoming. Sherri took time to explain and and answer all my questions. I highly recommend this doctor. If I need an Endodontic I will come back.
- Laura P
Patient Review By Donna F
This was my third root canal with Dr. Patel in the past five years. Each time I am amazed how quickly the procedure takes to be completed. He is very thorough and a superb specialist!
- Donna F
Patient Review By TJ M
Dr. Patel and staff were awesome to work with! Everyone in their office was extremely friendly, I never had to wait and most importantly they do great work! Highly recommend!
- TJ M
Patient Review By Nicole K
Dr. Patel and his staff were very professional, incredibly friendly and beyond helpful. During my root canal Dr. Patel explained everything he was doing and helped me to feel comfortable and calm. I would refer everyone I know to Highlands Ranch Endo. Thank you!
- Nicole K
Patient Review By Barbara F
Dr. Patel explained the procedure beforehand and kept me up-to-date during the process. He was patient and completely answered my questions. His staff is friendly and aware that these visits are stressful. They were so helpful in putting me at ease. The entire staff is professional and, at the same time, compassionate.
- Barbara F
Patient Review By Candace S
Dr. Patel and his staff were very professional and so friendly. They called everyday before and after the procedure to make sure I was doing ok. During the root canal Dr. Patel explained everything he was doing step by step. And that made me feel much more comfortable. I would refer everyone I know to Highlands Ranch Endo. Thank you!
- Candace S