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 278 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Dr. Rigberg was the most gentle, patient dentist. I had five visits for one tooth (rather unusual) and he successfully saved my tooth. Thank you to Dr. Rigberg and your staff.

- Mary M

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The entire staff was incredibly considerate, helpful, reassuring, and delightful. Truly great people work here. I was anxious not only about the dental work but about the financial aspect as well and all of my concerns were taken seriously and considerately. Thank you so much to the entire staff, I know I am in great hands for any of my future dental work.

- Hannah B

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friendly staff and clean office and examine room. i really appreciated the next day call back to make sure i was doing well after my procedure. i would highly recommend this practice.

- margaret h

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Just a little background information: I'm absolutely terrified of dentists due to childhood trauma. That being said EVERY single person at the Ardmore office made the experience beyond pleasant. As soon as I entered I was greeted very warmly and assured there is no reason to be afraid and that it will not hurt. I filled all my information online prior the visit so I was escorted to the procedure room. I was few minutes early and we started promptly on time. My doctor was Andy Rigberg D.M.D and he was outstanding. He explained everything, made sure I was calm and numb the the area. He walked me through the entire procedure, kept explaining things as the treatment progressed. He's bedside manner is amazing. The ladies (unfortunately I don't remember their names) in assistance were equally professional, beyond pleasant and very helpful. The procedure was a success. Every step was monitored. I couldn't believe how well taken care I was. I would highly recommend this practice. Can't thank everyone enough.

- Ewelina W

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Dr Ufberg and his team were amazing. They were caring and thorough and treated me for a tooth that caused a bone infection. He advised me work with my dentist after his care to see if the tooth can be saved.

- Sherry O

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Great patient care- friendly caring staff!!

- Pat A

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Professional organization from the front desk to the treatment room led by Dr Aczon. Root canal is a very serious procedure with lots of internal stress built in. This was my third and by far my most positive experience. I would highly recommend Dr Aczon and the practice.

- Diane T

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Staff and Doctors are fabulous...they explain everything and make you feel at ease.

- Darlene C

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Most pleasant staff that I've encountered anywhere! Would highly recommend Dr. Ufberg - he is highly skilled, offers his services without pressure, is kind to his staff and patients!! I am most satisfied with the procedures I've had done in his office and would recommend him to everyone!

- Helen T

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Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists were very accommodating during the span of my three root canals. The staff was always kind and helped me find appointments that worked well with my schedule. I would like to share my appreciation for Dr. Aczon, he worked with me to find out the root (yes, pun intended) of my problem for my consistent pain, talked me through each process, and even got me in for emergency appointments when needed. I would definitely recommend PES. Thank you.

- Gabrielle B

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She was thorough and the procedure was painless. She explained the procedure clearly.

- Eileen M

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I was seen in the Hatboro office late on the Friday before the Labor Day Holiday weekend pretty much on an emergency basis. I would have never made it thru the weekend if they did not do my root canal that day, so grateful. The doctor was so professional, the tech working with him worked so hard, the results were a home run with no issues afterwards. I had the follow up visit to finish the RC, same great results. I hope I never need another RC but if I do I am going back to these folks!!

- Steve K

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An appointment at the Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists’s office is Ardmore will evaporate your fear and anxiety about dental treatment! The staff is gentle, caring, compassionate and friendly! The receptionist (just forgot her name, but she is unforgettable) will greet you with the warmest smile and make you feel safe! She rocks! Dr. Bellows is amazing! Lisa is awesome! I recommend them without hesitation!

- Ludy S

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I have a son with Autism and was very nervous about taking him for RCT! Thankfully, from the moment I first called to the moment we walked out the door everyone went above and beyond to help calm my nerves and prepare my son for the treatment. Every employee in the office took extra time to talk with my son and to make him feel comfortable. What an excellent experience! Thank you to Dr. Ufberg and the ladies at Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists for making my day! Highly recommended!

- Lori W

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Thoroughly impressed by the entire experience. They know what they are doing and they do it very well. Highly recommend!

- Linda M.

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High quality service. Dr Aczon and assistant Renade were most supportive for my comfort. Actual procedure was easy. Over all office staff very friendly and professional. The service was better than most dentists.

- William S

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This was an exceptional experience for me. Four stars in every way…the office staff, the nurse and a definite above-average doctor. A very pleasant experience. Thank you!

- Peggy R

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Dr Ufberg is thorough, professional and an exceptional Endodonist. The office staff is equally exceptional

- Paul K

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Very courteous and professional staff. Nothing is going to make a root canal fun, but there was no pain and the procedure went well

- Michael P

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As soon as I walked in the door the staff greeted you. Great team.. I would definitely recommend PES! Rock on!!!!

- David C

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