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 228 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Phenomenal service and staff all around! Super friendly, and helpful, and tentative to the patient. Great music too lol. Just an awesome vibe. No pain at all most importantly! Highly recommended

- Wade S

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I called the office in need of a root canal as soon as possible. I was in significant pain. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. I was seen THE SAME DAY! I received excellent care from start to finish. No waiting. The dentist and dental assistant treated me with kindness and respect. I was so comfortable, I actually took a nap during a root canal! I would highly recommend this practice to anyone. You will get OUTSTANDING care.

- Chandra K

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Dr. Rigberg and the entire staff at Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists in Ardmore are fantastic! If you are in need of endodontic care, this is the place to go! Dr. Rigberg is professional, knowledgeable and compassionate and will put even the most apprehensive patient (like me), at complete ease during your visit!

- Shari M

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Starting with the first phone call to the virtual hug goodbye this staff is top notch—professional, personable, and caring. Don’t let anyone tell you having a root canal is the worst experience. If you come here you’ll understand why that statement doesn’t apply. I cannot believe a few hours after how much happier my mouth feels. I’ve already begun to tell everyone I know to come here! Thank you for calming my nerves and providing excellent treatment.

- Megan L

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My 14 year old son was very nervous about getting a root canal. Dr. Belous and her staff were so kind and made him feel very comfortable. He said he had no pain during the procedure and wishes he could see her for his regular dental visits!! I would highly recommend Dr. Belous to anyone in need of an Endodontic procedure.

- Lori P

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I went to the Ardmore, PA location for Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialist on Monday, February 14th. Everyone was so great! Melanie, Lisa, Autumn, Jackie, and Dr. Larry were so nice and patient with me. They explained the procedure and billing in a detailed manner that wasn't condescending or trite. The positive energy was wonderful. I know if I ever, but I hope I won't, need a root canal again, I would definitely go back to them and recommend them to anyone else I know that needs to have a root canal.

- Letta B

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ABSOLUTELY GREAT SERVICE AND DR. CRUZ WAS SUPERB! SHE EXPLAINED THE PROCEDURE WELL, AND ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN DURING & EVEN AFTER THE PROCEDURE! I WILL RECOMMEND PES TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND MEMBERS OF MY MOTORCYCLE CLUB!

- Leonard S

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There aren't enough complimentary words to describe my experience. This was not my 1st root canal, however it was my 1st visit to this office and I will NEVER go anywhere else. Dr. Rigberg and staff were professional, kind, compassionate, thoughtful and most importantly.... provided EXCELLENT CARE!!! Thank you very much!

- Jodie A

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Dr. Larry & his team are awesome, not are they super friendly, they made me feel very comfortable at ease. If I ever need another root canal & God knows I don’t, honestly who does, I will take the drive, so worth it. Keep up the great job!!!

- Nydia L

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Everyone was awesome!! They had me so relaxed, I almost dozed in the chair during a root canal, twice!

- Lenny S

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A great staff; such a nice group of people that all work well together! They made my root canal experience bearable!

- Maureen K

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Everyone in this office from Melanie to the doctor were extremely professional, compassionate, and friendly. While I can’t say I loved coming here I can say I’m extremely grateful I was given a referral for this office. Thanks to all the staff for making my unpleasant situation a situation where I was surrounded with some pretty awesome ladies!!!

- Heather Z

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It was such a great experience - the staff are all friendly and they really care about their patients !!!

- Karen L

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The staff was very accommodating from my first phone call to schedule my appointment for root canal therapy. Dr. Ufberg performed the procedure with no pain and a very comfortable experience. Follow up instructions were very clear along with a convenient time for a needed follow up appointment. Thank you!

- Maria M

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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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