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 201 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Outstanding service. From making the appointment to the actual appointment I couldn't have wished for a better experience. The staff is friendly upbeat caring concerned with your needs. I felt relaxed comfortable highly recommend. Everything and everyone was justAmazing.

- Maddy B

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You never want to get a root canal but if you have to make sure to make an appointment here. I've had 5 root canals and this was the first one that I didn't have any discomfort after the procedure. Highly recommend them

- Dan S

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I came in crying and left feeling fantastic. Dr. Belous, Lisa and Autumn, were angels, absolute angels! I honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful, comforting, and professional, this group of women were. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

- Vanessa S

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I was extremely nervous and both Lisa and Dr. Belous were so kind and reassuring. Lisa made sure I was comfortable during the whole procedure and Dr. Belous told me everything that was happening throughout and also made sure I was ok. I was thrilled with my experience and will highly recommend Dr. Belous to others.

- Lisa M

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Dr. Lauren Belous and the dental assistant did a wonderful job making me feel comfortable and at ease, walking me through the process. I've had more than one root canal in my life but this was the first time I walked out of a specialist office feeling confident that all went well. The staff was also efficient and friendly. Very cool ceiling tiles too. The entire experience was pain free. Thank you!

- Joseph Z

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The experience was amazing. Everyone was polite, very welcoming and they explained everything and even called you the next day to make sure how everything is going.

- Roger C

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Fabulous!! Dr Larry was Terrific!!!

- Linda B

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The staff, Assistant, and Doctor were all professional, nice, and made me feel at ease and comfortable during my root canal. Called the next day to make sure I was ok. COVID safety was in place at all times and I never worried once! I felt safe and comfortable at all times during my procedure. I highly recommend!

- Patricia F

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My daughter said that she didn’t even feel when she got the needle! She was worried that she was going to feel it! She was very relieved with her root canal! She said if she needed any more work done on her teeth , that she wanted to return back to PAEndo.

- Madesen N

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Doctors and staff are excellent. They made me feel real comfortable. Just checking to make sure I was OK

- Don M

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No pains at all after the procedure. Doctor professional and knowledgeable. Very friendly and efficient staff

- I B

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I recently had root canal treatment at PA Endodontics Ardmore office. The staff was one of the most friendly, professional, and pleasant that I have ever experienced. They explain everything that is happening during your procedure, in addition to working with you and your insurance company. I have been to many Endodonist over my years; but this practice is the best. I will recommend this practice to family and friends. They make having dental work stress free. Thank you.

- Sandra J

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Can’t give the Ardmore office enough stars! The staff are a pleasure & Dr. Andy is informative, kind & puts you right at ease. Highly recommend!

- Rhonda N

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My Root treatment was excellent done I will visit that location again and will recommend my family and friends Very happy with my treatment

- Marilyn G

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Prepared me each step of the procedure. Very professional and caring. Would definitely recommend Dr. Aczon.

- Mary-Martha J

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Dr. Ulfberg did a great job on my root canal. He made the whole procedure painless. This was my 3rd one that he has done. His office was welcoming soon as I walked in the door. Didn’t feel like you were at a Doctors office. Thank you again.

- Michael M

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I went for my first root canal today with Lauren Belous and she was excellent. she was gentle, communicative and educational. I felt completely at ease during the procedure. Lisa her assistance was also very attentive and friendly, putting me at ease right from the beginning. Even more importantly Autumn, the front desk clerk was very good at helping me figure out the insurance issues and finding a quick spot for me to be seen. I would definitely recommend Dr Belous and this office.

- Alysa K

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Over great experience given that I was having dental work, haha. Always professional and kind. I've been to both Hatboro and Ardmore offices and the staff were exceptional in both. Highly recommended!

- Kevin M

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The office staff and doctor were all very professional and explained the procedure in detail before the start of the procedure. I found the mood in the office also very friendly which helped to calm any fears I may have had of such procedures.

- Vera T

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Phenomenal. I have pretty bad dental anxiety because I have difficulty getting numb. The Dr was incredible. He took my concerns seriously and was so gentle. Excellent bedside manner. It did require a few extra injections (as usual) but he never let me feel too much pain before taking care of it. Highly recommend!! Especially for anyone with anxiety.

- Leah F

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