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 38 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Amy, Jaelynn and Dr. LeValley are all a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend this practice.

- Karyn C

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I have been pain free from the time he numbed me for the procedure. Also, he does such a great job numbing with the topical gel first, I never felt the injection from the needle. He's AWESOME!

- Constance S

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For a person who gets anxiety when having to have any type of Dental treatment, Dr Geraets and his assistant made this one of the easiest procedures I have ever endured. No one wants to have a root canal done, but NCE is definitely the place to go if you need it.

- Paula H

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I had the usual anxiety before the procedure because of past experiences with other doctors, but this was different. Almost no discomfort and the whole procedure was done in under 45 minutes. In fact, it was so easy that I fell asleep during the procedure. Amazing!

- John S

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Dr. Geraets listen intently to my concerns and advise me of options & gave recommendations. Staff were very supportive & very courteous.

- Bob T

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They saved me. I was in bad pain. Gave me a quick apt. Fixed the problem. Pain gone.

- virgil r

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This procedure almost put me to sleep. Very easy and no pain. The staff treated me great

- Marilyn P

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My Northern Colorado Endodontic root-canal Treatment was a flawless, top-shelf, blue-ribbon experience. Many thanks and accolades for Doctor Bradley LeValley D.D.S., M.S. and his 2 dental assistants, for explaining the procedure and putting me at ease. Very professional team, utilizing the latest GentleWave Procedure.

- Erik W

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Dr Bergo and the entire staff were amazing!! Everyone was informative and professional!!

- Debra P

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I was extremely happy with the procedure performed staff made me feel comfortable and answered any and all questions I had. Hopefully I don't ever need another root canal but if I ever do I know ill be in good hands.

- Dylan H

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Great crew and excellent service!

- Jim F

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I was treated professionally and the overall experience was great. Highly recommend this office for your root canal needs.

- Faye F

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Awesome facility with true professionals!

- Debbie H

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I have a longstanding fear of dentistry. My personal dentist Dr. Andrew Howard whom I trust and got me past my fears referred me to Dr.Shane Bergo for root canal treatment. To be honest, I was scared about seeing a new dentist but knew that I needed the procedure. I shared my fear with Dr. Bergo and his team. They were absolutely amazing! Dr. Bergo was understanding, kind, gentle and truly concerned about me. He and his team listened to me, answered my questions and treated me with respect. I am grateful for the excellent care not only of my tooth, but also of me as an individual. I highly recommend Dr. Bergo and the Northern Colorado Endodontics practice and team.

- Barbara G

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I was terrified to have root canal due to past experiences. Dr Garaets and his staff were excellent in making me comfortable. Great personalities and skill all around. I chose very wisely!!

- Nancy M

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Wonderful office all around. So glad I could get in the same day. Will definitely come back for future endo treatment!

- Rachel C

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After suffering ear, jaw, neck & tooth pain for more than a month during the pandemic... I reached out to this clinic at the direction of my dentist. I’ve previously had successful root canals w/ Dr. LeValley, but this time I nearly cried when they told me they could get me in and treated on the same day I called to request an appointment. The entire team is so wonderful and attentive, from the first phone call, to the gentle manner of care in treatment, to the education regarding all aspects of aftercare following a procedure. Amid all the new guidelines, they are taking every precaution... staggering patients as well as carefully sterilizing the waiting room and clinic surfaces between patients. I am so grateful to be be able to sleep through the night again, that I truly wished I could have hugged everyone on my way out the door! THANK YOU ALL !!!

- Lori K

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I appreciated that the staff took time to explain the procedure and answer all of my questions. I also appreciated their attention to cleanliness. This is a very professional and friendly practice. I would definitely recommend them.

- Nancy L

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I appreciate everything getting me sent up with appointment right taking care of my pain did excellent job all the staff

- Jennifer Small J

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Look, anyone who's going to get a root canal for the first time or 5th time....this is the place to go. Seriously. It's a beautiful office - looks sort of like a spa, actually. Ha! And the process for your average root canal is quite fast! It's like a "glorified" tooth-filling, if ya ask me. As far as cost, I imagine they're competitively priced. I have pretty good dental insurance so I don't usually see a bill. Anyway....go see them! You won't be disappointed! Honest!!

- Kelly S

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