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 192 Root Canal Therapy reviews

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I have had a lot of root canal work over the years and always dread it. This office, by far, provided the best experience I have ever had. The doctors and staff are friendly, efficient and professional. The work they did was excellent, and the aftercare instructions were clear and very thorough - I had minimal pain. I would highly recommend this practice. Gail

- GAIL W

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super friendly, was very nervous but the doctor made sure I was relaxed and okay my entire procedure.

- ryan h

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Very efficient, helpful, clear. Dr. Belous was nice, professional. Same with Melanie and Julie. Put me at ease. (Had been a tad apprehensive about the whole root canal thing.). Overall, a positive experience.

- Randal M

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From receptionist up to Doctor Andy, making you feel comfortable is the byword. Professionalism with the patient as the lead element, that is the key. Informing you at every step makes you feel very relaxed.

- Lou M

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Dr Huang did 2 root canals within 1 week. She is technically excellent and very kind and compassionate too. I highly recommend this talented Endodontist. Her dental assistants and the office staff all get a 10!!!

- Vicki J

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Very professional and informative. Made the patient feel “at ease” for a difficult and two-part procedure. Completely satisfied with the timely and knowledgeable care!

- Harold L

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Excellent experience all around.

- Raja S

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I had such a an amazing experience with Dr. Aczon. I had to have an emergency root canal done and no one around my hometown had availability for about a month. I called Pennsylvania Endodontic Associates and they got me in the next day! Dr. Aczon and his staff work extremely compassionate and kind. I've had root canals, apicoectomies, and bone grafting done in the past but this was by far the best experience. I highly recommend Dr. Aczon and this practice and will definitely make the 1hr+ drive to see them again if needed! Thank you!

- Jacquelyn H

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Everyone is very kind in both Doylestown and the Hatboro office. Love the singing along with the treatment, haha, makes the experience all the better.

- Wendy W

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It was a pleasant atmosphere and everyone seemed very friendly. The procedure went smoothly and in a timely manner. The Endodontic explained the procedure and was very thorough. He even explained the costs before we started, to make sure I was comfortable with the pricing. I would definitely recommend anyone who needs an Endodontic Specialist.

- L G

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I saw Dr Ufberg for my appointment. I was very nervous and been having a toothache for awhile. He was very calming. No pain . Very professional! From the receptionist to the dental assistant made you feel comfortable. Caring staff. Dr ufberg made sure to keep me informed throughout the treatment.

- Holly C

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I went for a second root canal almost a year to the day of my first one at this office. I walked in fully confident that I was in good hands with Dr, Belous! Frrom the moment I picked up the phone to make an appointment until I walked out the office door I felt the warmth and care the staff in the Ardmore office provide. I was seen the day I called due to the extreme pain I was experiencing. When I walked in I was greeted like an old friend. Dr. Belous is amazing! She knows how to get you to the place where you don't feel a thing during the procedure. A follow up call is just not something you get too much of these days and it is so much appreciated! They all really care and it shows! Thank you to Dr. Belous and The Staff At the Ardmore Office! I highly recommend them!

- Maureen N

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Dr. Ufberg did my root canal. He was amazing. He calmed me down and I actually felt very relaxed through it all. There was no pain during the procedure. Afterwards there was some discomfort but not enough to take any pain meds. The staff is friendly and competent. They called me the next day to see how I was doing. It's a relief to have it over with and I'd recommend Dr. Ufberg to any friend.

- Margaret R

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Dr Huang is so nice and her is super good! Now I can eat nuts again haha!

- Jian G

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Entire staff are friendly and professional. From the ease of making an appointment, arriving at the office, prep and having the procedure, the process is explained and all questions are answered. I didn't experience any pain. The next day the office called to make sure I was feeling okay. Dr. Ufberg and his team are great, highly recommend.

- Jim C

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Care and concern during my procedure was top notch.

- Bruce H

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Exceptional service!!! Warm, friendly, professional staff. And Dr. B. has gifted hands when it comes to a root canal. Thank you for your care and expertise!

- Donna R

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Really professional team starting with front desk, nurses and my doctor. He explained in deep the procedure which he performed and answered kind to all my questions. Now I need to follow up with my regular dentist for my crown. I would like to thanks to this practice and to be certain that is a place where I will come back with no fear. Recommend to my family and close friends.

- Calin B

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The staff and the doctor were amazing. Getting root canal is very nerve-wracking but they made it seamless was a wonderful experience. I will go there again and recommend to anyone.

- Julia D

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Staff was super friendly and Dr. Ufberg was great! Thank you!

- Rachele D

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