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  Clear Creek Endodontics 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

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.

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Clear Creek Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 71 Root Canal reviews.

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Dr. Newcomb was awesome, he did a great job explaining everything as he was working on me. He has a great sense of humor which eased my nervousness.

- LaNora B

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Good people doing good work in a kind and professional manner. Five star plus.

- Charleen S

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From time I called for an appt. to the overall procedure everyone was great ! Dr. Stratton and Bailey were a great team, and my pain was gone the same day. Your receptionist was very nice and friendly. Thank You !!!!

- Lisa M

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I will never be worried again when I am told I need a root canal. The process from the front desk to the procedure was smooth and professional at every level. It does make a difference when you need dental procedures and seek a specialist. I can not recommend this office enough! Thank you!

- Deanna H

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I been to several dentists and a few endodontist's but Clear Creek is by far the best place to go. Jonathon and his assistant ( the Lakers Fan) and a girl in green scrubs bent over backwards to get me calm enough to allow them to do the procedure! Thank you staff!!! I will stop by to thank you all in person next time in area before 4pm. Thanks, Rod

- Rod A

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Everyone was so friendly. This was my first root canal and I was, admittedly, pretty nervous. Even though this was a common procedure, everyone took time to answer my questions, explain things clearly, put me at ease and regularly check in to make sure I was ok. I felt like they did everything within their power to make sure this was an easy process, and it was!

- Jessica T

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This is my four root canal that Dr. Stratton has done and they aren't easy for me. However, Dr. Stratton has always done a great job, is very compassionate and haven't had a problem with any of them. Can't tell you how appreciative I am for his great work. His assistants and office staff are always friendly which makes the experience...better. Thank you!

- Susan P

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Def go to CCE if you need a root canal!

- Cristina C

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This was my third time getting a root canal. Clear Creek Endo was able to get me in for a same day appointment, which is impossible with other offices. They were even able to call and verify my out of pocket cost before the appointment. Dr. Stratton is amazing! He was very gentle and explained everything very clearly. I have, and will continue to recommend him to others who need an Endodontist.

- Jordann H

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This was my first root canal treatment. Although I wasn't in searing pain prior to the treatment, I was definitely uncomfortable. The staff at Clear Creek Endodontics was very friendly and professional. Dr. Ryan did a wonderful job helping to put me at ease prior to the procedure. His assistant was also very supportive and compassionate. I am very grateful to have been referred to this practice. Hopefully I will not need root canal treatment in the future, but if I do, I will definitely go to CCE.

- Michelle R

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