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 268 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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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Awesome Service!

- Akeina H

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The best dental care!! Professional, courteous, and a friendly staff. They truly care about my dental needs and Dr. Jeremy is great, very informative and makes me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone!!!

- Sarb B

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If you dread getting a root canal done and are putting it off, then go here. Totally pain free, on time, pleasant doctor and staff. Highly recommend.

- Tess R

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It’s not the way I wanted to spend the morning but Dr Larry and Renata were great and really work well together. I’ve been in the medical profession for a long time so I’m a good judge. Thank you!!

- Karen L

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Dr Larry was great. He was relaxed, personable, and explained things to me throughout the procedure. His quiet confidence put me at ease, and even the way the staff interacted with each other was reassuring. They communicated well with each other, and from the front desk staff up to the doctor they were competent and genuine.

- Rachel P

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I am a certified dental phobic ! I only had 1 root canal prior to this one and that one almost made me never get another one, until I was sent here. The staff is warm, welcoming, professional and interact very respectfully with one another. Dr. Ufberg was great! He as well was professional and had a great bedside manner and I was very impressed with both the professionalism and kindness he displayed with his staff. I have already recommend Dr. Ufberg and this practice to others.

- Melissa F

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Very thorough, friendly and accommodating.

- Shannon O

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This visit was a great experience. Everyone was so nice and warm. The procedure was clearly explained and went smoothly. The music was great. Could not ask for a better experience. Top notch.

- Cyrille T

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Dr. Ufberg did two root canals for me over the past two months. I continue to be happy with his quiet, calm manner in resolving my dental issues. He always ensures that my mouth is sufficiently numb so I am comfortable during the procedures. Sylv, his assistant, is pleasant with a calm demeanor. Together they ensured my procedure went smoothly.

- Linda M

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The office staff is professional and courteous. Dr Aczon-- THANK YOU for your patience regarding my TMJ problems and for your obvious concern for my comfort.

- Carole M

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Dr Belous was the best. She went above and beyond to complete my root canal. The ENTIRE staff is 5 STARS!

- Chris T

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From the get go I got lost and the ladies at the front desk came to my rescue with directions then waited at the elevator for me. The procedure was explained thoroughly. The doctor and his assistant were both so nice and made sure I was comfortable before they started. All in all, a great way to spend a few hours if you have to get a root canal.

- Laura B

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Everything from the way I was greeted when I arrived, to the person that took me back to prep, to the doctor that saw me were all great. I was concerned as I had had a root canal done on the tooth previously at another place so I had a lot of questions. The doctor took time to explain everything to me and what my options were. By the end of the conversation I trusted him to do the right thing and he did. I barely felt the novocain injections and felt absolultey no discomfort the entire time. I cant believe I am saying this, but if I knew I had to go back for more work, I would actually look forward to it. I HIGHLY recommend them.

- Brian S

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As someone who has anxiety about dental procedures, I was pleasantly surprised by how calm I was made to feel during the entire process!!

- Denise L

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It is difficult to believe a root canal procedure could be pleasant , but that is what happened with Dr Belous. The staff is excellent and Dr Belous is a gifted professional.

- Jim Saltzman

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I was extremely nervous about having my root canal, but Dr. Ufberg made the procedure easy and painless. Before I knew it the root canal was over. I highly recommend Dr. Ufberg. The entire staff is caring and very helpful!!

- Carol F

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Had a great experience! Was very nervous about getting a root canal, but the process was efficient and painless. Dr. Rigberg explained the process in a way I could understand and put me at ease. The receptionist, Autumn, is especially helpful and friendly.

- Brandon M

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Has a pleasant experience with Dr. Belous and her staff. I would strongly recommend!

- Scott R

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they are an amazing staff. very professional&kind

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