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 157 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I recently went to the Doylestown location for a last minute emergency root canal procedure and couldn't be happier with my experience. My dentist called to see if they could get me in immediately and they said they would take me and see what they could do to help. Not only did they take me last minute, no questions asked, Dr. Ufberg completed the root canal on the spot. Dr. Ufberg and the entire staff were very friendly and accommodating and I could not be happier with my experience. I was already scheduled for a follow up visit a few weeks later for something I had done months ago and rather than having me come back again Dr. Ufberg took care of that while I was there. Sometimes good customer service is hard to find these days, but not with this team. I also received a call this morning after my procedure yesterday to check in to make sure I was doing ok and a reminder to follow the care plan I was given. I am so grateful for everyone there and the service they provided on such short notice and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great endodontist!

- Meredith M

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The Doctor and Staff were kind and patient. They considered my comfort throughout the process. While I hope that I never require another treatment, if I do, I'm definitely going back to PES!

- John B

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I was referred by my dentist to have an evaluation of two teeth. I had never visited the office and called Autumn, his receptionist, three times to get directions. She gave me great directions to the parking garage and then to the building itself in Ardmore. My appointment was with Dr. Larry Ufberg. Xrays were taken by a very pleasant tech, whose name I unfortunately don't remember. Once Dr. Ufberg came in the exam room he introducted himself and reviewed the X-rays with me. Dr. Ufberg told me that he didn't recommend endodontic treatment on the teeth because of the poor condition of the roots. Dr. Ufberg showed me what he was seeing on the X-rays and why he was recommending no treatment in a manner that allowed me to easily understand his decision. I felt comfortable asking questions. He listened to my questions and answered them and took his time. I will definitely ask to be referred to him again if I need any endodontic treatment in the future. A very positive experience all around.

- Diane C

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I received excellent care every time I needed treatment. Everyone is very kind and professional. Would definitely recommend!

- Nina P

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Autumn at the desk was very accommodating she managed to fit me in for an emergency root canal within 2 hours. I had a root canal performed by Dr. Berenji. He was patient, gentle, explained everything before and during my procedure and made sure I didn't have any pain. The staff was excellent and went above and beyond. This office really cares about their patient's and it shows. I could not of asked for a better experience. I woul highly recommend this office.

- Ann P

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Dr. Rigberg was a great doctor. He explained each step to me in great detail while answering all my questions and concerns. His office staff was very pleasant. Maureen and Rose called and checked on me the day after. Highly recommend. Thank you!

- Grace H

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Many thanks to Dr Ufberg and staff for a very positive root canal procedure earlier this summer. I had no negative reactions after both appointments and was delighted with Dr Ufberg’s professionalism and his positive attitude. FYI, my cough of more than a year disappeared after the root canal, which was done because of an abscess. So I am doubly thankful!

- Nancy G

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I had a troublesome root canal that my regular dentist was unable to do. The area would not numb on three different appointments. I was referred to this office and after two shots I was completely numb. I did not feel a thing during the procedure. THANK YOU!!!!

- Mary W

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The PES Staff at Doylestown and Hatboro are cream of the crop and tip of the top! Dr. Ufberg is a genuine sage root canal whisperer. My Tooth #3 was literally 1 inch shy of 2 feet out the door, 5 feet under, and heading toward the light. Somehow managing to rescue it from the great dental beyond, Tooth #3 (I've named her "Lucky") is now well on the way to regaining her rightful place as a marvelously masticating maxillary member of my mouth family. Not only is he gentle, kind, explanatory, wonderfully caring, and unapologetically handsome. He can also sing! At the risk of losing him to the entertainment profession, I'm nominating him for The Voice. Alliteration and adulation aside, I cannot recommend PES highly enough. Thanks to the entire Staff from Lucky and Me for your kindness and compassion!

- Gregg G

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Overall service was excellent. Friendly and professional staff. Timely service and no wait period as I was seen on my scheduled time. Clean atmosphere.

- Solaine D

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Best experience I’ve ever had for a dental procedure. Aside from the actual procedure going so much better than I anticipated, the front desk staff were so nice! Dr. Rigberg was extremely kind, gentle and quick! I also noticed and appreciated how nicely he spoke to Julie, who was assisting. His constant please, thank you, and gentle mannerisms, I don’t take this for granted! Much appreciated to be in such a respectful, efficient, and professional environment. Hopefully I won’t need another root canal, but if I do, this is where I would go!

- Rachel S

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I've been using this practice for many years now. The front desk staff is courteous and accommodating. I get a bit nervous with dental procedures but Dr Ufberg's calm, professional and pleasant mannerisms always put me at ease. I've also been treated by Dr Rigberg who is professional and excellent as well. The Dr's here are very knowledgeable and no nonsense. I feel confident to say that I'd highly recommend this practice.

- Laurie H

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On a day where a root canal was the smallest of all my worries, Dr. Ufberg eased my mind without even knowing he even did!! His positive attitude immediately eased my nerves and I knew I was in the right hands! I spent days telling people about my experience it was that good!! Thank you Dr. Ufberg!!

- Joy V

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I experienced little to no discomfort during the root canal, and afterwards also. It was professionally done, and for that I am thankful. In addition, there was a 'grey area' situation of financial responsibility that occurred after the procedure. This office demonstrated wonderful business practice, and was extremely fair to me. Thank you for providing excellent professional service and demonstrating sound business procedures.

- Jeffrey H

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I had more than 8 or 10 root canals done in my life. Some preventive - some because of infected roots. But I have to say. Today’s experience was the BEST in my life and I mean it. Dr. Kirsch gave me an injection which I did not even feel and from there I kept feeling nothing - just NOTHING!!! We all what that means. 20 minutes into my appointment I asked the assistant. ... is the nerve gone?? And she said yes. I was not able to tell as I felt NOTHING. A totally new experience for me. I will go back in a heartbeat if I get a recommendation for a root canal as now I know - it does not have to be a painful experience. I was waiting today for the narcotic to wear off and guess what.. I still feel NOTHING. Thank you Dr. Kirsch and team.

- Birgit D

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Dr. Larry U. is the best Endodontist I have experienced in my life in the Greater Philadelphia area( I'm 62 and have had many dental challenges). He is a gentleman, does not rush people, and is careful to make sure you understand your options. On top of that, he is honest and sincere! His staff is also professional and kind! This is a five star practice. Thank you Larry. You honor God in the way you treat those who are made in His image!

- Dennis K

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We were referred to Dr. Ufberg by our Dentist for an urgent root canal. PA Endo squeezed my father in same day, as a new patient. The office staff was friendly and exceedingly efficient. We knew right away we would be taken care of by Dr. Ufber, who was kind, patiently explained everything and performed the root canal immediately. All went well. Our experience with PA Endo could not have been better. Many thanks.

- Linda O

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DR LARRY UFBERG AND HIS STAFF WERE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, AND THE MUSIC WAS VERY HELPFUL.

- JAMES B

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Dr. Rigberg and his staff are amazing! They are professional, friendly, and truly care about their patients! I would highly recommend Dr. Rigberg to any of my family or friends.

- Lisa S

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Dr. Andy Rigberg root canal was 100% painless! I did not even have to take any mortrin afterwards! The warm welcoming staff were highly professional. Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialist is the the place to go to when you need to address that deep throbbing pain don’t suffer go here and bingo you’ll feel 100% better!!! Thank you so very much Dr. Rigberg! Sincerely, Sharon Slickis

- Sharon S

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