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 270 Root Canal Therapy reviews

The team was patient and caring, making sure I was completely numb, even though it was a longer process and I think put them a bit behind schedule. Excellent patient care!

- Heather S

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Very friendly and my procedure was painless

- Timothy W

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For a very anxiety ridden dental patient I was pleasantly surprised it was actually a really good experience for me. Thank you, Dr. Dimond.

- Lisa B

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It was a Piece of cake.

- Richard R

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I can’t believe how easy this was. No pain, I was able to relax and not stress.

- Karen P

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Amazing. Dr. Shane Bergo is a master at his craft. I have created a great relationship with him at this office and am beyond pleased with the services rendered. Thank you.

- Mathias

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I had an emergency root canal treatment need and contacted NCE as an outpatient. The staff immediately got me in, get all paperwork and estimates. Next moment I know - I was with a friendly tech Stormy getting 3D x-rays done, then to the operation chair. Dr Shane Bergo is outstanding - easy hands and so experienced! Very thorough and precise the way how he works. I was feeling much better right after the procedure. And the costs turned out to be very reasonable, as compared to my prior experience with a root canal treatment. Overall, NCE has great people caring for their patients and offering a good value for top quality treatments! Highly recommend.

- Andrey V

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"Good experience!" For seeing a Dentist! No pain and made comfortable during the procedure.

- James K

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The whole process was professional and efficient.

- Lyle Z

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Considering I was there for a root canal, the experience was pleasant, and everyone was great. If need be, I'll be back.

- Joe R

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The whole experience for a root canal was great, which I could never before imagine saying! Scheduling was a matter of days, and everyone in the office was super friendly and kind, even during a very hectic time a couple of days before Christmas. The procedure was very well explained, and all my questions were answered by the assistant and the doctor, no matter how many times I asked. My anxiety was abated, the procedure was painless and then I was done and continued on with my day. Highly recommend!

- Georgiana J

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The overall experience went very well. I was amazing with how quickly everything happened; from scheduling, to checking, the the completion of the procedure. Thanks so much!

- David L

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This was my first time doing a root canal. I was dreading it, especially since I have a very small mouth. But it was pain free and very quick. I was very please with everyone at the office.

- Stephen W

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Staff were friendly and Dr Bergo assistant was excellent.

- Phyllis T

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Dr. Berg and Dreama were Very Professional got me in and out in 45 minutes with a 3 D scan and final x ray. They answered all my questions would recommend to anybody!


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Great experience! From the initial appointment scheduling, to the front desk greeting, to the surgical staff, and the excellent work of Dr. LeValley I could not say anything but an experience from the best Endodontist in Northern Colorado. Usually having a root canal procedure conjures up unpleasant visions of pain and suffering. With minimal pain and a friendly staff I am glad I had the procedure and felt I was in good hands.

- Bob M

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No one wants to experience a root canal but if you find yourself in the position of needing one, do yourself a favor and go to NCE.

- Crissy O

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did it faster than i thought

- Verlyn M

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I’m feeling much better, thanks so much.

- Jenifer F

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Absolutely fantastic service and professional treatment!

- Joe S

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