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

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

My root canal experience was great. Not great in terms of fun an exciting, afterall, it was a root canal. However, Dr. Huang and Sylvia were great. They were very attentive to my anxiety and pain (only a couple of instances of pain, but once they got me completely numbed-up there was no pain). Dr, Huang explained everything she was going to do (and did), she constantly asked me if I was OK and if I needed anything. Given the experience, I'd say it was the best it could be. I would absolutely recommend this team to anyone. Very professional, competent, friendly, polite (every time Syliva passed Dr. Huang an instrument - and there were lots of instruments changing hands - Dr. Huang would say thank you and Sylvia would say "you're welcome"). It was nice to hear so many thank yous! And Mary at the front desk was extremely polite and friendly too. I felt comfortable as soon as I walked in the door at PA Endodontics.

- Chris K

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Very good experience! Would highly recommend..

- Luanne C

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Dr. Ufberg and his assistant Syl were both very accommodating and helped to make me feel at ease with the upcoming procedure. During the procedure, it was a pleasure to hear them work together and converse with both professionalism and manners. Their comportment and Dr. Ufberg's relaxed demeanor made my time in the chair very comfortable. I was also impressed with the politeness and professionalism of the office staff. I commend PES for their work and highly recommend them to others in need of dental care.

- Wayne B

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This was one of the most positive experiences I’ve ever had in a dental office. At the front desk, Karen is upbeat, friendly and compassionate, and immediately puts your mind at ease. Dr. Ufberg, Syl, and Cindy work together so smoothly, efficiently and professionally, you can tell they have a very cohesive team! I would definitely recommend PAEndodontics.

- Janine W

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Dr. Aczon was extremely professional and gentle! Very easy procedure......for me! highly recommend! the staff, Syl, Rose, and Nicole wonderful, always with smiles, a real plus!

- Peter V

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I have had eight root canal procedures performed by five different practitioners, the last two of which have been done by Dr Belous. She is extraordinary for her skill and sensitivity, and the atmosphere with the entire team at Ardmore is great. This is the place to come for great care. Thank you, all!

- Kilian F

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From the minute I walked in for my consultation I knew I was in good hands. Melanie made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions before meeting with Dr. Belous. Returning for the root canal procedure, I was extremely anxious. Dr. Belous and Lisa were amazing, explaining everything along the way. I can honestly say that the procedure was painless. Would highly recommend Dr. Belous and the staff.

- Phyllis F

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To say I was a nervous wreck going in, would be an understatement. I knew I would need a palatal injection for my procedure. The office I was referred to by my DDS in Allentown, did not offer N2O. I called a different office and was told I could get an appointment in May. Remembering a friend had been here, I decided to call. I got an appointment immediately and all of the staff were friendly and professional. I was seen by Dr Aczon, all I can say is he was wonderful. Thank you PES for making what could be a stressful experience a positive one.

- Cathy E

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Excellent

- A M

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I am a local dentist and refer mostly to Dr Haung at PaEndo. I myself needed a root canal and she did an amazing job. Great experience. I will continue to send my patients to her.

- Francis Dolan

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Staff was very friendly and professional. They do a good job at making sure you are comfortable, and it is clear they are top quality at what they do.

- Frank S

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Amazing experience!

- George W

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I would recommend this practice to anyone. The entire staff are great. The care is second to none. The camaraderie of the whole team is wonderful. Thank you very much for taking care of me.

- Terry D

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Dr Aczon & his staff were great! Root canal is not fun,but they made sure I was comfortable & explained each step. They even called the next day to check up on me.

- Diane B

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Dr. Ufberg was super thorough and kind. He actually gave me an education on how to determine overall tooth wellness. It was a consult appointment and although I will not need a root canal right now..he's definitely the guy I'll go to in the future for the procedure. Staff was super nice and accommodating. Office is conveniently located just outside of downtown Doylestown, so lot's of parking. Highly recommend.

- Catherine M

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Showed up for my 1st appointment with great apprehension based upon an experience 20yrs ago. Was referred to the Doylestown office by my dentist, what a blessing! The reception staff was inviting, cordial and instructive from initial call to set up the appointment right onto arriving at the front desk. The clinical staff was instructive, efficient and very kind. Big shoutout to Syl for her support throughout the procedure and to Dr Aczon for his accomplished skill. If you require a root canal, there is no better place you could be.

- Tom G

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Lauren was very professional and personable. Definitely recommend.

- Aaron P P

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This office is great! Dr. Ufberg is the best! I did not feel one thing during my root canal. The front desk staff and his assistant are wonderful. Nobody loves the idea of getting a root canal but it's necessary at times and if so you will be glad you went to Pennsylvania endodontics!

- Diana H

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Everyone was very professional. The doctor explained everything that would happen thoroughly putting my mind at ease.

- Letitia G

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Dr Huang explained everything clearly and was genuinely concerned about my comfort.

- Anonymous

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