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.

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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 the 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.

Have a sensitive or painful tooth?

A root canal is a simple and effective treatment that can save your natural teeth! Contact us today to schedule your appointment

Call us: 303-346-3963
An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
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A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
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Filling Placed
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Healed Tooth

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

5 out of 5 stars based on 98 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review By Ray S

I am and 'older' guy and have had several root canals in the past. While not my favorite way to pass the time, I was completely prepared for a mildly unpleasant day. To the Doctor's credit, this was the best procedure I've ever had - and he did two on the same day - one right after the other. From the initial anesthetizing to the final rinse, I was very comfortable and very pleased with everything. I can't give enough praise and kudos for Dr. Patel. I would recommend him to anyone needing his services with absolutely no reservations.

- Ray S

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Patient Review By Tamara H

Dr. Patel and staff are wonderful. I had a molar root canal and was out of the office feeling much better in just over an hour from when I arrived.

- Tamara H

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Patient Review By Amy S

Dr.Patel was compassionate and experienced in performing root canals. He explained the procedure, step-by-step. Dr. Patel numbed my tooth and I was not in pain. He phoned me that night to see how I was doing, which was nice. His office staff were kind & professional. I would recommend Dr. Patel to friends & family

- Amy S

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Patient Review By Linda R

Dr Patel and his staff are all very skilled and knowledgeable. I had complete assurance that my tooth problem would be treated with state of the art care.

- Linda R

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Patient Review By Cheryl H

Dr.Patel and staff are kind and courteous. They actually care about there patients. Dr.Patel called me to see if I was okay. Not many doctors do that anymore. I appreciate his office and will definitely come back hopefully not too soon.

- Cheryl H

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Patient Review By Adriana W

Who hears "root canal" and gets excited?! I was terrified going into this appointment not knowing what was going to happen and what I was going to feel during the procedure. The minute the technician took me back I calmed down, she was very nice and talked me through everything that was going to happen. When Dr Patel came in he explained more in depth about the procedure and explained my CT and xray to me. The procedure went very quickly and I had no pain whatsoever! Dr Patel called to check on me that evening, which I thought was wonderful, and answered any questions I had post procedure. I ended up having to do a 2 part root canal due to the infection I had and was not worried at all about my second appointment. I am not scared at all about having to have another and have told all of my friends that it was not bad at all! If you ever have tooth pain make the Endodontist your first stop, it could save you a lot of time, money, and your tooth! Thank you so much for saving my tooth 🙂

- Adriana W

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Patient Review By Michael R

I would highly recommend Dr. Patel and his staff to anyone who needs this type of work. Everyone in the office was very professional. They cared about me and made sure I had a good experience. I even received a personal call from Dr. Patel later in the evening after my root canal. He wanted to make sure I was doing okay and that I wasn't having any problems.

- Michael R

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Patient Review By Ken C

Dr. Patel and his whole staff are wonderful. Listened to my concerns and thoroughly confirmed diagnosis from my primary dentist (who highly recommended Highlands Ranch Endodontics) using modern technology. Caring and careful procedure and even personally contacted me by phone at 9pm after the root canal to check up on me. I cannot recommend Dr. Patel more highly.

- Ken C

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Patient Review By Gina A

This Office was a great experience. Not only were they ALL professional but caring as well. Highly recommend. Prices are reasonable compared to others. It is hard to find a business like this these days.

- Gina A

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Patient Review By Cathie M

Dr Patel and the staff came highly recommended from a credible source in the medical field. The entire procedure was quick and painless. I felt very confident that the treatment was done with perfection. The process was well described prior to my initial consult with Dr Patel. I give them the highest rating and would defiantly urge family and friends to see him if endodontic care is needed.

- Cathie M

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Patient Review By Linda G

I would definitely recommend this doctor and his staff! My root canal procedure was painless, quick and comfortable! Dr. Patel and his staff were a delight and very professional.

- Linda G

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Patient Review By Gary D

Absolutely a pleasant experience. Everything was perfect. Skilled, pleasant, caring and fair pricing. I’ve been myself or taken family to all different types teeth Doctors. Dr. Patel is one I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. Truly a first class professional ! Dr. Patel even personally called me the evening after the root canal to check on me. I rate him - 🦷🦷🦷🦷🦷

- Gary D

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Patient Review By Alison F

I had a painful tooth for over a month and the moment I knew that I needed a root canal I called over to Dr. Patel's office. They were able to juggle some appointments and get me in the next day. The procedure was done and I immediately felt better. I didn't even need any pain medication at night. Great experience. Who says that for a root canal?

- Alison F

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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