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 122 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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It's never easy to have a root canal done, specially when you have had bad experiences, but at PA Endodontic they made everything go smooth and comfortable for me. Dr. Rigberg is the best doctor ever!

- Melissa R

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I came to this office on an emergency basis. I called about 3:00 one afternoon in great pain and they got me in that same day!! Who has heard of that in this day and age!! I was greeted with a smile and friendly conversation. I saw Dr. Larry Ufberg, who completed my treatment and gave me absolutely great care along with a wonderful personality !! I would recommend this practice to anyone who needs a specialist. The staff and doctors are absolutely top-notch !!! Thank you everyone there !!!

- Holly S

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Everyone @ the practice was very professional and courteous. I was fitted in as an emergency appointment and seen with in an hour. Dr. Ufberg and his assistant were very gentle and the procedure was truly pain free. I would recommend them to everyone.

- Lisa W

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The staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Very pleasant and very knowledgeable. There was no waiting in the waiting room except to fill out the paper work. Was seen quicker by this practice than any I've ever been too. The appointment time was actually the appointment time. That was great. The Doctor ( Endodontist ) was professional and explained what he was doing before being asked. He did not over Novocaine me which I hate. I was able to carry on my day as if I hadn't had the canal done. I enthusiastically recommend this practice.

- Jim P

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Super friendly and attentive staff! Dr. Rigberg was informative and gentle (I swear I didn't even feel the Novocain shots!) and the entire procedure was over in 40 minutes. Highly recommend if you require root canal or similar procedure.

- Scott K

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I was very afraid to get this procedure done as I have never had a root canal.. Well needless to say, they made me feel very comfortable and it helped with the fear of the whole procedure. The staff is very friendly. The Doctor was very nice and patient and made sure that I didn't feel any pain. He told me what was being done step by step. This was one of the best dental experiences I have ever had. I would recommend everyone to this office. Great staff!!!!

- Zakia D

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The best root canal experience I've ever experienced! Dr. Rigberg and his assistant worked together like a well oiled machine. Very pleasant & informative office staff!

- Bea E

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I just wanted to say thank you to Dr. Ufberg and the staff at Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists. His staff was able to fit me in at the last minute on July 3rd as I was having significant pain in my lower left tooth. Dr. Ufberg used hot and cold testing to determine which tooth was the source of the pain. He quickly found that the pain was coming from my wisdom tooth and suggested a root canal. I was nervous, as this was my first root canal and I get anxiety when going to the dentist, but Dr. Ufberg was amazing! He explained the procedure and checked in with me often to make sure I was comfortable. The entire procedure was completely painless and relatively quick. I always anticipate and expect a certain level of professionalism when receiving dental care, but this office far exceeded my expectations. Not only were they professional, punctual and kind, but they also treated me with so much compassion. I would absolutely recommend this office to anyone in need of a root canal or other specialized dental care. And, the best part is I no longer have any pain!!

- Jeff F

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I was NOT happy at all about the possibility of needing a root canal, and had seen another practice and was told I didn't need one. My dentist wasn't convinced this was the case, and sent me to this practice. After reviewing the information and doing some tests, it was determined that the best course of action would in fact to do it. I was very nervous, but everyone made me feel so comfortable and welcome. Autumn was awesome from the first phone call to the check in process. Vicky (I think that was her name) reassured me every step of the way and was extremely kind and gentle, and Dr. Larry was amazing at making sure I felt nothing. Overall, while I didn't want to have to come, they made it the best it could possibly be. I felt nothing, and a few hours later I am minimally sore, as expected. I am thankful for professionals that take the time to reassure people when they are nervous, and can laugh and joke about things when it seems hard. I hope to not ever need another root canal, but if I did, I would surely be back. Thanks to everyone who helped me today!

- Suzanne M

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Office Mgr. gets 5 stars & a great big high 5....She puts you at ease immediately with her friendly smile & professionalism.

- Margery L

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I’m a terrible dental patient: scared, terrible pain, etc. the staff was so reassuring and Dr. Ufberg was so so good and gentle, explaining everything he was doing. It actually was a painless root canal after the novicane took effect. So grateful.

- Cynthia M

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I just had a root canal performed here. It was my 1st time at this practice. I was very pleased with the whole experience. The staff was very friendly and professional. Dr Ufberg performed the root canal. He was very friendly, calm and obviously very experienced. All this being said, I have unfortunately had to have several root canals over the years, I can say that Dr Ufberg has probably the best hand and touch of any Dr I have had. If I have to get another one, which I hope I don't. I will absolutely come back to him. ,

- Leonard P

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The philosophy of these professionals is very clearly one of excellent care and patient comfort. The entire staff is kind and extremely competent in these stressful situations. I have had better root canal experiences at this office than a routine filling at a dentist's office!

- Linda

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After having root canal at this office, I will go nowhere else in the future. The office staff is a pleasure to deal from making appointments to billing questions. The assistant in the procedure was extremely instrumental in keeping me calm during the procedure. Dr. Larry Ufberg is extremely patient and a very talented Endodontist, I left the office and went on with my day like the root canal never happened! I would strongly recommend this practice to anyone in need of their services.

- Terri B

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I would highly recommend Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists. Years ago, I was scheduled with Dr. Kirsch. It was an excellent experience, without pain and a complete healing. In November 2017, once again, I was in need root canal therapy. Amazingly, I was scheduled for the same day that I called, with Dr. Ufberg. He explained my options in detail and was able to complete the procedure the same day. The staff was courteous and the clinicians were completely professional. My experience was without pain and I had a complete healing as I followed the instructions given to me at completion. I would recommend this practice with extreme confidence. Thank you Dr. Ufberg and staff.

- Christina P

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doctors communication was superb. explained everything in detail, took time and gave excellent post-op instructions. also very down to earth and relatable

- Andrew R

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I Had a root canal, that most of don't look forward to, but knowing I was going to Dr. Larry Ufberg, I had no fear! The staff at PES and Dr. Larry are the best! Friendly, and truly concerned with my well being, thank you again!

- Pamela L

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I had an excellent experience and would recommend PES to all...including my 90 year old mother. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and along with Dr Berenji, gave me superior (pain free) care. I don't usually provide feedback to service providers but as I get older, I realize my posting might make someone else's decision easier...they are the best!

- Pat S

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A huge thanks to Dr. Kirsch and the entire staff at both the Doylestown and Hatboro offices. They fit me in as an emergency root canal the day after Christmas. This was my first root canal and I was very nervous, but Dr. Kirsch walked me through every step of the process, explaining what needed to be done, as well as the hows and whys. I felt no pain. Truly none. This was a huge relief and I was able to drive back home and get on with life immediately. A little OTC Advil for soreness is all I needed the next day, but once again, truly no pain! Thank you, Dr. Kirsch!

- Erinn D

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Dr. Rigberg was absolutely amazing. Genetically I have very weak enamel and overall I need a ton of dental work done. My anxiety is really bad when it comes to any time of dentist (endodonist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, etc). Some dentist are not always honest or patient with me. In this month I went to 2 other endodonist that just told me what I wanted to hear, which made things worse. Dr. Rigberg was not one of those doctors. He was extremely honest and patient. He explained everything he was going to do. He didn’t cause any pain (I didn’t cry or have a panic attack. Lol). I’d definitely recommend Dr. Rigberg to anyone looking for a really great endodonist!

- Kristin S

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