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.

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.

Call us at  Arvada Office Phone Number 303-432-3636 with any questions about Root Canal Treatment or to schedule an appointment.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

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What happens after root canal 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 a root canal 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.

Root Canal Reviews

Clear Creek Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 63 Root Canal reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I went in for a root canal Justin and Dr. Stratton were great. I would recommend Dr. Stratton for any endodontics work.

- Ray t

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This was for a root canal. I have had 2 others in my life. Besides other normal dental work. It is always an uncomfortable visit. No matter how nice the doctor or staff is. Now, I say this with no exaggeration, this was the best experience I have ever had. And as far as the root canal, again no exaggeration, I almost dozed off as they were working on me. NO PAIN, no stress. And amazing as that was, very little to no pain later as the Novocain wore off. Simply amazing. Highly recommend this office.

- Richard L

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I have been dealing with a molar issue for over two years that my dentist was unable to correct. Dr. Stratton did a complete root canal and a restoration core buildup and for the first time I have complete comfort with that tooth. His expertise and concern for my well being went well beyond anything I have experienced at any dental office. I definitely would recommend Dr. Stratton, his care is beyond reproach.

- Kenneth W

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Highly recommended. Both my wife and I have had similar experiences at this facility.

- Paul M

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This was by far the best dental/surgical experience I have ever had! Kudos to Dr. Stratton and his staff for their professional and courteous demeanor, leading a wary patient step by step through a pain-free root canal. Thank you, thank you!

- Julie C

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I have been referred to Clear Creek Endo by two different dentists over the last 10 years. Dr. Stratton seemed to be as concerned with how my life had been going as well as my dental condition. Observing the procedure first hand and listening to the comments he made in concerns with my "angry tooth" I felt 100% at ease with the care and professionalism I was receiving. They were finished with the difficult procedure within an hour and my formerly "angry tooth" is now happy. Couldn't recommend the doctor and practice more.

- Darrell A

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Dr Stratton and staff are very pleasant while also being professional. From my first interaction with Anna Marie to the end they made me feel completely at ease and informed. I've had root canals done before but it has been a few years and everyone knows having dental work done can be stressful. Justin, Dr. Stratton's assistant, outlined what would happen and when Dr Stratton came in he reviewed the procedure and answered my questions. He even calmed my fear of needles by talking to me while numbing me and proceeded with the root canal when I felt relaxed. Afterwards he explained what he’d seen different from what we'd discussed and how he'd handled it. I would definitely see him again if I needed work done.

- Lorraine A

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Very efficient office. Prompt and timely service. Staff were all courteous and professional. Excellent dental experience!

- Glenda P

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Had sudden tooth pain over the weekend. Walked in Monday morning at opening and explained my problem. They saw me immediately and assessed me. They gave me the option to be treated immediately or come back. I experienced no pain AT ALL (except the injection-which is to be expected). The root canal took about 1/2 hr. Not only were they kind and understanding of my fear of dentists but also funny throughout the procedure. I would absolutely go back in a second if I needed dental assistance.

- Jenny S

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Everyone was very nice & professional.

- Judy D

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