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 179 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was referred to PA Endo by my general dentist for a root canal treatment and have had an amazing experience with their practice! Everyone I've interacted with (front desk, assistants, and my treating specialist, Dr. Lauren Belous) has been incredibly kind - so friendly and helpful. I really appreciated their follow up calls after each appointment, as well. Dr. Belous couldn't have been nicer or more thorough and easily addressed all of my questions, making me feel extremely comfortable in her care. I've never had an endodontic problem before and she clearly explained my issue, all treatments and potential outcomes - very reassuring when it comes to your health. I had such an overall pleasant experience and would be happy to recommend their practice to anyone! Thanks again.

- Maggie B

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Literally the best dental experience I’ve ever had. Dr Ufberg got me quickly and explained what he was doing during the procedure. I didn’t have any pain during my root canal. Rose was great as well!

- Melanie S

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I never thought that I’d say that getting a root canal was a pleasant experience but Dr. Larry Ufberg, Lisa, Autumn, and Julie made it just that. They bring a warm and calming energy to their work. Dr. Ufberg conducted a thorough diagnosis and discussed treatment needs/options with me before starting. Dr. Ufberg and the staff are all good listeners and the procedure was conducted skillfully. The excellent coordination with my primary dentist was is a big plus as well.

- Ed G

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Dr. Lauren Belous was so patient and comforting. I was very scared getting a root canal done she could see how nervous I was but she guided me every step of the way. I felt no pain at all, it was the best experience I've thus far at a dental office! The office staff is wonderful as well and so sweet! I recommend this place 100%. Thank you Dr Belous for making this experience so much better than I though!

- Abigail E

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I saw Dr. Lauren Belous for a revision of a root canal that was done by another dentist. She was very concerned about my issues, quickly found my problem and fixed what was done previously. I had no pain during the procedure and she followed up with me after it to assure that I was healing well. Her genuine concern, professionalism and technical expertise is greatly appreciated! The office staff was pleasant and the registration procedure was seamless. I would definitely return and recommend Dr. Belous and her staff for my dental needs. Thank you!

- John N

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This office went above and beyond to care for my needs. Everyone was so pleasant, kind and courteous and it started from the moment I checked in at the front desk. Dr Belous treated me for two root canals and I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience. She was very honest and up front about my expectations and very attentive to my concerns and needs. I would give this office 10 stars.

- Antoinette D

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Dr. and Staff were great. Professional, kind ,helpful and patient. A great experience. Thank you Dr Belous, Melanie and Julie

- John S

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Having had eight prior root canals at other endodontic practices, I can say that this root canal, provided by Dr. Rigberg, was by far, the easiest, quickest and most comfortable root canal I have ever had. Everything was explained to me prior to starting the procedure, and during the procedure, my comfort was the priority. I would definitely recommend this practice.

- Mary Ellen T

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Dr. Belous did an amazing job. The work was well done and recovery was quick. More importantly she invested the time to diagnose the reason for my pain that other providers I had seen were unable to, and then solved for it! Great job to the office staff overall as well.

- Michael F

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I was referred to Dr. Belous by my dentist for a “future” root canal to prepare the tooth to anchor a bridge. The tooth became sensitive and needed an immediate root canal. The staff was extremely patient and explained the process thoroughly. The Dr. and and her assistant interacted with each other so professionally I was distracted very nicely during the process. I began having pain in another tooth and was able to get an appointment within 24 hrs. I had 2 root canals in 8 days. There was a follow up call both times. I highly recommend having any dental surgery at this amazing office!

- Denise A

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Everyone I met in the office was super friendly and helpful, and Dr. Belous was phenomenal. I was very nervous ahead of my root canal appointment, but the office atmosphere and Dr. Belous's professionalism and patient-focused approach quickly eased my stress. The procedure itself was virtually pain free. Outstanding! I will definitely recommend!

- Jared R

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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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