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 138 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Andy Rigberg root canal was 100% painless! I did not even have to take any mortrin afterwards! The warm welcoming staff were highly professional. Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialist is the the place to go to when you need to address that deep throbbing pain don’t suffer go here and bingo you’ll feel 100% better!!! Thank you so very much Dr. Rigberg! Sincerely, Sharon Slickis

- Sharon S

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This was the most pleasant experience I have ever had , I called at 9am in the morning in severe pain from a different dentist off procedure and they got me right in. The staff went out of their way as well to make sure I was comfortable and kept me informed on everything. Then Dr Ufberg introduced himself and again made it like we have known each other for a lifetime, I felt comfortable instantly. He explained it is going to be a difficult procedure to remove the broken tool in my mouth but in the end he completed it and removed it. I was no longer in discomfort and was given instructions to follow and sent home, 3 hours later my phone is ringing and its Dr Ufberg himself calling to see how I was doing. I was amazed that the Dr was calling me, I advised him I was doing very well and he said don't hesitate to call if any issues and then I received another call the following day from the office to follow up. I highly recommend this place. This is coming from someone who is in their mid 40's and has always been terribly nervous about dentist visits. I would go back here every day if I had to.

- Richard L

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I'm 52 and never had a root canal. I was nervous, but 45 minutes later I was done without any issue. Thanks!

- Jeff S

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Obviously nervous going into the procedure, but that was quickly swept away. Both the doctor and his assistants are very professional, very neat, very caring, and very informative. There is very little discomfort if any at all during the procedure, no pain during the process, and the process only took few min or so. Thank you for being so caring and understanding during this process. Its been 24 hours and i feel just fine , thanks again

- Joseph D

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I called the Doylestown office with an emergency first thing on a Monday morning. The receptionist, Karen, called the Ardmore office and got me in with Dr. Rigberg within an hour. Autumn at the reception desk in Ardmore was so sweet and welcoming. The dental assistant, Julie, took me back right away and she and Dr. Rigberg took care of my issue and made sure I was comfortable during the whole procedure. Dr. Rigberg and his staff are so kind and helpful. It’s clear that they truly care about their patients. I would recommend this office to anyone.

- Rebecca K

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I never thought I'd write a review on what a great experience my first root canal was, but Dr. Rigberg and his team were outstanding. Great communications and customer service. Dr. Rigberg, Cindy and Karen were great to work with and I appreciate their bedside manner, patient care and follow-up on my wellbeing. Thank you, Bill

- William M

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Dr ufberg and his team were amazing. They were calming and made me feel totally relaxed . He also explained everything he was doing which made it even more relaxing.

- Ariella C

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I cannot say enough about how WONDERFUL my experience was with Dr. Rigberg and his staff! Everyone was so welcoming, professional, and kind! I was extremely nervous about my root canal. Everyone made me feel very at ease and trust me - NO PAIN WHATSOEVER!!!! I did not even feel the novacaine injections. Once you are numb you feel nothing at all! I felt like I could almost have drifted off to sleep. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!

- Ellen S

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Wow! What an amazing experience! In and out in an hour. Such friendly staff- makes you feel at ease and comfortable! Dr. Alan Kirsch, just amazing! Thorough , caring and just all and all probably the best experience I’ve ever had at the dental office! Thank you so much for getting me in so quickly!!! I would recommend this office to everyone!

- Alfreda V

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Dr. Ufberg took me in after 3:00 when my Dentist at Hatboro Dental Center could not help me with a root canal under a 4 tooth bridge. I was in pain and stressed so wound up locking my car keys in my van on the way into the Dentist office. The receptionist gave me a ride over to Dr. Ufberg's office. He numbed me without the slightest tinge of pain, which made me wonder why every Dentist or Doctor can't perform the same process? The staff fit me in as an emergency, for which i will forever be grateful. To end it all, the root canal was a difficult process through the bridge and calcium build up. This was the last thing Dr. Ufberg needed at the end of his day, however, he treated me like it was 10:00 in the morning. This Doc is "gifted". Thank you again!

- Carole S

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Dr. Rigberg was amazing! Totally pain free root canal! Unheard of! Didn't even feel the Novocaine shots. I was a nervous wreck and the staff and Dr. Rigberg made me comfortable and calm. Wonderful office! Thank you!

- Halyna R

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Aside from being numb from the medication prior to the root canal, I have not experienced any pain. Procedure went smoothly and I am very happy with Dr. Ufberg and the staff at Ardmore.

- John O

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About this practice: BEYOND excellent, caring, patient-centric, courteous, friendly, professional, sensitive, highly skilled, accommodating. Almost forgot...pain-free.

- Michael C

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The staff is very professional, helpful, attentive, and will go out of their way to help you.

- William L

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Staff was very friendly from calling to make the appointment until checking out! Dr Larry and melissa[?] were wonderful. Root canal was completed with little to no pain! Thank you to the staff at PA Endo!! 🙂

- Kate D

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They did very good job! Highly recommended !

- Anastasia

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I saw Dr Ufberg today for a surprise root canal. I was as scared as can be, and he was so patient with me and explained everything as he was doing the procedure. I honestly didn’t even feel pain from start to finish. I’m shocked when people talk about how painful these can be bc it completely was not painful at all. Also, the office staff is beyond friendly and welcoming with a happy smile. You know that they are happy to be working in a great environment. If I ever have to go back (which I hope I kind-of don’t!) .... I will totally go back to this practice! Thank you!!

- Alyson G

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Everyone at the office was extremely patient, gentle and kind!

- Blumie G

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I don’t think anyone likes going in for a root canal. However for someone with extreme and unrealistic fears like me, the thought is downright terrifying. Thankfully for me, Dr. Ufberg and his staff were extremely kind and patient. They did everything they could to ensure that I was comfortable. I ended up needing 2 root canals and I can honestly say I felt nothing. This was probably one of the best dental experiences I’ve ever had! Thank you to Dr. Ufberg and the rest of the PA Endo team - you guys are awesome!!

- Robin R

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I was always terrified of having to get a root canal and up until now (my 40’s) I haven’t had too. I went to Dr. Kirsch and he was so kind, patient, and caring. I felt no pain and was taken great care of by him and his staff. I would recommend this office to all my friends and family. Thank you so much

- Barbara L

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