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 214 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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I had a root canal performed by Dr. Cruz and she was assisted by Danielle. I was apprehensive when I entered the office but Dr. Cruz and Danielle were very pleasant and informative. More importantly, they were very skilled and efficient. I had very mild discomfort discomfort the day of the procedure and absolutely none at all the next day. Extremely professional and pleasant people.

- William C

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Very relaxed atmosphere, employees very pleasant

- Sarah B

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The whole staff was incredible. My dentist had skills. I have had tremendous pain with other dentists. With PES, there was no pain and the procedure went smoothly. Overall a great experience.

- James W

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Patience, Compassion, Professional Care. The atmosphere promotes confidence, ease of mind, and an overall feeling of calm.

- Greg H

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Hands down the most gentle and painless dental procedure I've ever had done in my life. I've had cleanings that were by far more painful than the root canal that Dr. Ufberg performed. On a scale of 1-10 pain wise for the entire procedure, I'd give it a 1 overall. That's how painless, which I guess translates to a perfect 10 on the pleasent-ness scale!

- Thomas M

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I was so worried about my procedure. The staff was so friendly and compassionate. I would highly recommend this office

- Jocelyn B

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Dr. Larry Ufberg and his team are extraordinary. I mean that in the truest sense of the word. The staff is warm, courteous and helpful, and the quality of care that Dr. Ufberg and his assistants provide is truly the best. I needed several root canals in a short amount of time and as strange as this may sound, looked forward going back to see them because I knew I would receive the best care possible. I’ve been to other Endodontic offices, but the tram at Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists, from the reception desk to the assistants and the Doctor has set the bar! My thanks to them for exceptional care.

- Seth R.

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Excellent service-from the receptionist to the dentist, I received awesome customer service. Everyone was very friendly and resourceful.

- Charlene Houston A

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I was extremely nervous for my procedure and Dr. Belous and staff made me feel more calm and comfortable about the procedure. It was efficient and painless.

- Elizabeth A

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Both Dr. Belous and her assistant, and the front office staff were as sensitive as they could during the procedure. And great communication - she continuously kept me informed of what and why.

- Kenneth W

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Dr Larry and Syl, wonderful team, polite, made sure I was comfortable, and a pain free root canal!! I am so pleased with my experience with them, the office, the whole experience!

- Carol M

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Dr. Ufberg and Syl were so great. I had a lot of nerves going into my root canal, and they listened to my concerns and came up with solutions for them. They made me feel heard, which helped me to relax. They were pleasant and efficient with the root canal! I hope I don't need another root canal, but if I do I will not hesitate to call PA Endo.

- Kate S

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The staff and Dr. Ufberg were so professional and caring. I was able to get an emergency appointment and was treated right away. I will definitely recommend PA Endodontics.

- Arlene B

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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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