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 287 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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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My dentist highly recommended Dr. Ufberg for my root canal. I am so glad she did. Not only did I receive great dental care from Dr. Ufberg and Julia but the entire staff was warm and welcoming.

- Becky C

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Everyone was very helpful, friendly and understanding. The staff as well as Dr. Ufberg are excellent.

- Maureen B

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Friendly front office staff, both the doctors and assistants are professional. Dr. Rigberg did a very good job fixing two of my root canal. I was informed throughout the procedure what to expect and also asked if I am doing ok. There was some discomfort afterwards but it went away the next day. The billing office is also professional and refunded my overpayment promptly after they have received their EOB from my insurance.

- Sylvia T

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My patient experience with this group of professionals was excellent start to finish. They should give seminars to other medical groups on how to do business. Dr Aczon was courteous, respectful and knowledgeable from start to finish. This was my third root canal therapy each with a different doctor and a completely different experience. The treatment is not easy but Dr Aczon and his staff made it bearable. I especially appreciate the follow up visits to assure treatment success.

- Diane G

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The ENTIRE staff always warmly greets you with a smile. They are all pleasant, helpful and courteous during appts. as well as when they call you with appt. reminders and when they call to see how you are feeling post procedure. I appreciate that I am able to speak with a staff member directly when I call and not have to go through auto prompts. Dr. Aczon has a very calming and reassuring personality. He takes a conservative approach when he can and will continue to monitor the situation as needed. He explained my procedure step by step so I would know what he was going to do and what to expect. Your comfort is one of his top priorities. I highly recommend this Pennsylvania Endodontic practice.

- Kathy S

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Great, patient oriented staff. Very professional and open to discussing treatment. Found the follow-up call a great addon. Indicates a true concern for the patient and any concerns/questions we may have about after care.

- Dennis K

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My root canal treatment went very well with no pain. Dr. Ufberg and his staff make you feel comfortable in a situation which could be anxiety-ridden for some people. I would highly recommend Dr. Ufberg to my friends and family.

- Anonymous

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5 star office in Hatboro. My 1st visit there. Couldn’t be happier with the entire appointment. Thank you for making me feel very comfortable. See you soo!!

- Matt D

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I was very impressed with the professionalism & courtesy that both the Doctor & the assistant provided. I was NEVER in any pain and throughout the procedure that checked that I was comfortable.

- Thomad D

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I was able to get an appointment and have a root canal the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and professional. This was my fourth root canal procedure and each one was performed flawlessly without issue.

- Dennis T

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Friendly, accomodating, and experienced. They were able to fit me in asap when I was in a great deal of pain. I would recommend them to anyone needing these services.

- Jason A

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