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 168 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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The professionalism began once the phone was answered. The entire staff was AWESOME. Everyone is warm and welcoming. The staff really eases any anxiety you may have as well as providing detail information about the procedure that will be taking place. I truly do recommend this office, parking is free and close to public transportation. It really does meet all your needs. Thank you all again for your service today.

- Dena S

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I was terrified when I found out I needed a root canal. My dentist sent me here and told me they were great. She was absolutely right. I have some health issues which can make dental care a bit challenging, but Dr. Belous and Melanie could not have been more accommodating. They were so kind and patient and I got through my procedure quickly and without pain. They're just so warm and friendly, too. And that includes Autumn at the front desk. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure I had a pleasant and successful experience. If I ever need another root canal, I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Highly recommend!

- Cindy K

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I had my first Root canal procedure on July 9th and it was my first visit to PES. I must say that all of the staff was excellent. From my first communication with the office mgr. Rose who was extremely dilligent to get me into the office ASAP for treatment ( A big Thank you). Dr. Larry who performed the procedure and his assistant Sylvia were true professionals. I want to thank all of you for looking out for me and making a tough procedure a very pleasant one. Best, John

- John M

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The friendliest staff I have encountered at any doctor/dentist/specialist/etc. office. I received a friendly reminder call the day before my appointment as well as a follow up call the next day to check my healing progress/pain level. The receptionist was so kind when I checked in before my appointment, despite the stressful covid-19 atmosphere that I am sure has weighed heavily on the office. The dental hygienist/assistant was also so friendly and upbeat, creating an air of positivity which the dentist also followed. Overall, an exceptional experience!

- Alexandra L

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The Doylestown office accepted me immediately after i called them first thing this morning in pain. The doctor and his assistant were very courteous and competent. They worked quickly and i felt very little, if any discomfort. The staff are truly specialist in their field. It makes a big difference when you go to a place that specializes in the exact procedure that is needed. I can't thank them enough ! True professionals

- bill b

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I cannot say enough about my whole experience with Dr Ufberg and the staff. Pain free and efficient. If there was a 10 star rating option I would have used that.

- Bob E

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Outstanding service from my first call to schedule to the appointment itself. Scheduling was a breeze and Autumn was able to fit me in right away; she called to remind me of the appointment and let me know ahead of time what my cost would be. The procedure itself was an almost pleasure; Dr. Rigberg was gentle, efficient, and a lovely person. I felt almost zero pain including the needle to numb; that was a fist ever! This was the third root canal I've had to get and wish I had found PA Endodontics earlier! HIGHLY recommend!

- Marti G

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The office staff and the medical specialists could not have been more considerate and accommodating. It’s so nice to go to a physician office when you’re feeling bad and be treated with such care from the moment you walk in to the time you leave. I would recommend to anyone!

- Allison A

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I think I must be the first person in the history of the world to be delighted with having had a (double) root canal....but I was in so much pain walking into the office, and was a nervous wreck, and Dr. Ufberg and the staff made me feel completely comfortable. The procedure itself was completely painless, and when the anesthetic wore off, the pain was gone! I had put off having this done on the recommendation of my dentist for quite a while, and now I feel foolish. Everyone was reassuring and professional. Highly recommend this practice!!

- Rebecca K

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So can I first just say how deathly afraid I am of the dentist and when my dentist told me that I needed to see an Endodontist to redo my root canal, I was super excited. I’ll first mention the lovely woman at the front desk, Autumn, who I immediately liked just because of her name. She was very pleasant and helpful and assured me that Dr. Rigberg was the best and I would be fine. Fast forward to meeting Dr. Rigberg. He was wonderful. He explained everything that he would be doing and even used tooth visuals which I appreciated very much. He too was wonderfully pleasant and his calm nature did relax me a bit... and his humming to 80s tunes that was playing in the background. Everyone I met was fantastic and if you ever needed an Endo, this would be the office that I recommended. Thank you to everyone at PaEndo, you’re the best!

- Jennifer D

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Nicest staff and doctors! Such a great experience.

- Elizabeth

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I recently went to the Doylestown location for a last minute emergency root canal procedure and couldn't be happier with my experience. My dentist called to see if they could get me in immediately and they said they would take me and see what they could do to help. Not only did they take me last minute, no questions asked, Dr. Ufberg completed the root canal on the spot. Dr. Ufberg and the entire staff were very friendly and accommodating and I could not be happier with my experience. I was already scheduled for a follow up visit a few weeks later for something I had done months ago and rather than having me come back again Dr. Ufberg took care of that while I was there. Sometimes good customer service is hard to find these days, but not with this team. I also received a call this morning after my procedure yesterday to check in to make sure I was doing ok and a reminder to follow the care plan I was given. I am so grateful for everyone there and the service they provided on such short notice and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great endodontist!

- Meredith M

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The Doctor and Staff were kind and patient. They considered my comfort throughout the process. While I hope that I never require another treatment, if I do, I'm definitely going back to PES!

- John B

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I was referred by my dentist to have an evaluation of two teeth. I had never visited the office and called Autumn, his receptionist, three times to get directions. She gave me great directions to the parking garage and then to the building itself in Ardmore. My appointment was with Dr. Larry Ufberg. Xrays were taken by a very pleasant tech, whose name I unfortunately don't remember. Once Dr. Ufberg came in the exam room he introducted himself and reviewed the X-rays with me. Dr. Ufberg told me that he didn't recommend endodontic treatment on the teeth because of the poor condition of the roots. Dr. Ufberg showed me what he was seeing on the X-rays and why he was recommending no treatment in a manner that allowed me to easily understand his decision. I felt comfortable asking questions. He listened to my questions and answered them and took his time. I will definitely ask to be referred to him again if I need any endodontic treatment in the future. A very positive experience all around.

- Diane C

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I received excellent care every time I needed treatment. Everyone is very kind and professional. Would definitely recommend!

- Nina P

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Autumn at the desk was very accommodating she managed to fit me in for an emergency root canal within 2 hours. I had a root canal performed by Dr. Berenji. He was patient, gentle, explained everything before and during my procedure and made sure I didn't have any pain. The staff was excellent and went above and beyond. This office really cares about their patient's and it shows. I could not of asked for a better experience. I woul highly recommend this office.

- Ann P

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Dr. Rigberg was a great doctor. He explained each step to me in great detail while answering all my questions and concerns. His office staff was very pleasant. Maureen and Rose called and checked on me the day after. Highly recommend. Thank you!

- Grace H

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Many thanks to Dr Ufberg and staff for a very positive root canal procedure earlier this summer. I had no negative reactions after both appointments and was delighted with Dr Ufberg’s professionalism and his positive attitude. FYI, my cough of more than a year disappeared after the root canal, which was done because of an abscess. So I am doubly thankful!

- Nancy G

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I had a troublesome root canal that my regular dentist was unable to do. The area would not numb on three different appointments. I was referred to this office and after two shots I was completely numb. I did not feel a thing during the procedure. THANK YOU!!!!

- Mary W

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The PES Staff at Doylestown and Hatboro are cream of the crop and tip of the top! Dr. Ufberg is a genuine sage root canal whisperer. My Tooth #3 was literally 1 inch shy of 2 feet out the door, 5 feet under, and heading toward the light. Somehow managing to rescue it from the great dental beyond, Tooth #3 (I've named her "Lucky") is now well on the way to regaining her rightful place as a marvelously masticating maxillary member of my mouth family. Not only is he gentle, kind, explanatory, wonderfully caring, and unapologetically handsome. He can also sing! At the risk of losing him to the entertainment profession, I'm nominating him for The Voice. Alliteration and adulation aside, I cannot recommend PES highly enough. Thanks to the entire Staff from Lucky and Me for your kindness and compassion!

- Gregg G

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