Root Canal Therapy
Hatboro, Doylestown, and Ardmore PA

What is a root canal?

“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment (involves) the inside of the tooth.

Illustration of the anatomy of a toothA 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.

To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development.

The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

Do you have tooth pain? Please call us for more information or to schedule a consult at our Hatboro Office: Hatboro Phone Number 215-674-5383, or our Doylestown Office: 215-348-0727.

Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

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. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

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. 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.

Please call us for more information or to schedule a consult:

Hatboro Office: Hatboro Phone Number 215-674-5383
Doylestown Office: 215-348-0727
Ardmore Office: Ardmore Phone Number 610-649-5235


 

Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists

5 out of 5 stars based on 93 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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I was a new patient in the Radnor office last Friday with an abscessed tooth and received exceptional care. Dr Ufberg couldn't perform a root canal but immediately called an oral surgeon and got me an appt. that day. Thank you so much!

- Judy O

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My visit to Pennsylvania Endodonic Specialists was a vastly different experience from previous similar treatments at the dentist. The staff was thorough in both pre and post treatment detail and the you could tell the difference in the actual procedure as it was very efficient and painless. Every step was explained and executed with precision. If you are in the unfortunate position of needing root canal, this would be the place to go.

- Bill W

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All of my interactions with the staff and doctors has been great. Clearly they are focused on the individual patient. Thank you for the great service!

- John K

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Dr. Rigberg and the rest of the staff were great. Everything relating to the procedure was explained thoroughly. I appreciate the methodical approach and the willingness to answer my questions. The procedure really wasn't any different than having a filling done. I would certainly return without reservation if I were to need another procedure.

- Joe T

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I was referred by my dentist to Dr. Ufberg for a Root Canal. I went to the Ardmore office and was pleasantly surprised to have complimentary valet parking next to his office. The staff were all very welcoming. I spoke to Dr. Ufberg prior to the procedure who explained the entire process. I can honestly say in my case I experienced no pain or discomfort during or after. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Dr. Ufberg.

- James M

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Given the circumstances of having to have Root Canal Therapy, I have to say that my experience was very pleasant. My appointment was at the Ardmore office. Geri, the receptionist, greeted me with a smiling face and carried on pleasant conversation with me while I filled out forms and continued I nervously waited to be called back for my procedure. He calm demeanor and friendly conversing helped take my mind off of the looming procedure that I was quite nervous about when I arrived, getting my visit off to a great start. The procedure it self was almost painless. I've had Root Canal Therapy before and experienced pain at times during it, but not during this visit! They numbed the work area very well and I did not feel any of the procedure. Dr. Azadi was very friendly, worked carefully, and regularly checked-in with me throughout the process, reminding me to let him know if I had ANY kind of pain so he could reapply the anesthetic - luckily, the first round was sufficient and that was not necessary. Once completed, he gave a thorough overview of the next steps. I would certainly recommend PA ENDO to friends or family members that need Endodontic treatment in the future!

- Tim S

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No one likes to have dental work done, but the staff, and doctors at PES (Doylestown), made the endeavor very tolerable, and pleasant. I can't thank everyone at PES enough, for their professionalism, and courtesy, making for an overall excellent experience!

- George B

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I had to have root canal therapy performed. Dr. Azadi and Dr. Rigberg were professional and compassionate. They clearly explained the procedure, listened to my dental concerns and answered my questions in a clear and caring manner.

- Carlene M

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I had 2 root canals done at one time. Dr. B is an amazing Doctor. Dr. B was very comforting, kind, caring. They made sure I was comfortable and not in any pain. The staff was also very good. The office was very nice and clean. I would definitely recommend PES for anyone who needs root canal treatment.

- Stephanie H

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I had 2 root canals done at one time. Dr. B is an amazing Doctor. Dr. B was very comforting, kind, caring. They made sure I was comfortable and not in any pain. The staff was also very good. The office was very nice and clean. I would definitely respond PES for anyone who needs root canal treatment.

- Stephanie H

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If I could give Dr. Kirsch a 10, I certainly would. This was the second root canal that Dr. Kirsch performed, and it was as pain-free and simple as the first one eight years ago. From his injection technique, to the drilling, it was all fast, and efficient, and painless. He and his kind, professional staff completely put me at ease. I truly think Dr. Kirsch is an artist at what he does. Do yourselves a favor and if you need a root canal, come and experience it the easy way, with Dr. Kirsch.

- Heidi R

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Made a dreading process almost enjoyable and very pleasant. I hate going to the dentist but I would step back into the Ardmore office again and talk to the nicest receptionist I've met, Geri! 100% Recommend to anyone needing the Root Canal procedure.

- Tyler S

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I just want to say what an incredible experience overall! For a situation that is otherwise uncomfortable and distressing, this office and especially Dr. Berenji went above and beyond to make my procedure, and the follow up, a much more pleasant experience. I never write reviews (do not really have the time), but I really want the world to know how great this office was! I was in extreme pain so they made sure to get me an appointment right away (squeezing me in). And Dr. Berenji made me feel as comfortable as possible, explaining in great detail the procedure and the outcomes. Not only is the doctor highly skilled, but I found everyone to be extremely competent and very compassionate and kind. In a world as rushed and hectic as today, it's very hard to find such caring individuals as I found in this office! It was completely unexpected!!! I cannot say enough about how wonderful this office is!!!!!!

- Jena P

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Was so afraid going into the procedure today. Dr. Ufberg and his staff put me at ease and completed the procedure with NO pain. So grateful.

- Tracy S.

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The team is kind, hospitable, and puts you at ease right away. Dr. Kirsch was wonderful! I went in for a consult and they had an immediate opening for my root canal. Instant relief! I highly recommend this office.

- Mimi L

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I visited my regular dentist recently due to toothache. He confirmed a problem and referred me to the Doylestown Facility. Staff was prompt and scheduled me in as soon as possible. I was greeted with concern and professionalism. I commend staff, assistants and the treating Doctor for their courtesy and professionalism. Please forward this to Doctor Ufberg and his staff. Thank You !

- Kerry K

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I had a root canal and Dr. Rigberg was wonderful. He explained everything before he did it and it was a pain free, quick procedure. I did have an insurance billing issue, but the office manager in Hatboro responded quickly and resolved the problem. They turned a negative into a positive and I believe that is one of the most important customer service issues a business can implement. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

- TERRIE F

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I went from thinking I wedged a piece of popcorn between a couple teeth while at the Franklin Institute to pure misery in under 12 hours. My dentist got me in quick and referred me to PES. I was lucky to get their last opening that same day and had to truck on down to their Ardmore office within an hour, usually a longer ride but my mouth suggested I exceed the 5 over rule. Not only were they incredibly nice, but they even laughed at my jokes! Once they got going it really couldn't have gone smoother. I hate needles, barely felt it. The drill makes me nervous, another box checked for no big deal. It might have been the Van Morrison playing in the background, can't be sure, but what I can be absolutely certain about is that expectations were exceeded and by a mile. Even the pain you normally feel afterwards is only an Advil event. If you need that type of work done going there is a no-brainer.

- Scott T

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I have had root canals before and they were painful- but this was my second one with pa endodontist and honestly- I didn't feel a thing. The staff and doctors were so friendly and supportive- making an experience that could be awful into a great one. I would recommend that anyone who needs a root canal see them! I have seen Dr. Kirsch before- and this time Dr. Berenji.. and I would recommend either as both were fantastic with making me feel comfortable and at ease for the procedure!

- Suzanne B

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The doctor and the staff made me feel very comfortable. I was waited on in a timely manner. Absolutely no pain during the root canal procedure. I was very please. I give PES 5 stars!!!

- Kim M

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