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 150 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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The philosophy of these professionals is very clearly one of excellent care and patient comfort. The entire staff is kind and extremely competent in these stressful situations. I have had better root canal experiences at this office than a routine filling at a dentist's office!

- Linda

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After having root canal at this office, I will go nowhere else in the future. The office staff is a pleasure to deal from making appointments to billing questions. The assistant in the procedure was extremely instrumental in keeping me calm during the procedure. Dr. Larry Ufberg is extremely patient and a very talented Endodontist, I left the office and went on with my day like the root canal never happened! I would strongly recommend this practice to anyone in need of their services.

- Terri B

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I would highly recommend Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists. Years ago, I was scheduled with Dr. Kirsch. It was an excellent experience, without pain and a complete healing. In November 2017, once again, I was in need root canal therapy. Amazingly, I was scheduled for the same day that I called, with Dr. Ufberg. He explained my options in detail and was able to complete the procedure the same day. The staff was courteous and the clinicians were completely professional. My experience was without pain and I had a complete healing as I followed the instructions given to me at completion. I would recommend this practice with extreme confidence. Thank you Dr. Ufberg and staff.

- Christina P

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doctors communication was superb. explained everything in detail, took time and gave excellent post-op instructions. also very down to earth and relatable

- Andrew R

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I Had a root canal, that most of don't look forward to, but knowing I was going to Dr. Larry Ufberg, I had no fear! The staff at PES and Dr. Larry are the best! Friendly, and truly concerned with my well being, thank you again!

- Pamela L

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I had an excellent experience and would recommend PES to all...including my 90 year old mother. The staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and along with Dr Berenji, gave me superior (pain free) care. I don't usually provide feedback to service providers but as I get older, I realize my posting might make someone else's decision easier...they are the best!

- Pat S

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A huge thanks to Dr. Kirsch and the entire staff at both the Doylestown and Hatboro offices. They fit me in as an emergency root canal the day after Christmas. This was my first root canal and I was very nervous, but Dr. Kirsch walked me through every step of the process, explaining what needed to be done, as well as the hows and whys. I felt no pain. Truly none. This was a huge relief and I was able to drive back home and get on with life immediately. A little OTC Advil for soreness is all I needed the next day, but once again, truly no pain! Thank you, Dr. Kirsch!

- Erinn D

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Dr. Rigberg was absolutely amazing. Genetically I have very weak enamel and overall I need a ton of dental work done. My anxiety is really bad when it comes to any time of dentist (endodonist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, etc). Some dentist are not always honest or patient with me. In this month I went to 2 other endodonist that just told me what I wanted to hear, which made things worse. Dr. Rigberg was not one of those doctors. He was extremely honest and patient. He explained everything he was going to do. He didn’t cause any pain (I didn’t cry or have a panic attack. Lol). I’d definitely recommend Dr. Rigberg to anyone looking for a really great endodonist!

- Kristin S

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Very efficient, found the problem and corrected it.

- Jon K

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Dr, Rigberg was pleasant, calm and reassuring. I've had root canals performed by other practitioners but Dr. Rigberg minimized any discomfort by expertly delivering the local anesthetic. I had no pain from beginning to end of procedure.

- Alison R

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EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE from EVERYONE....From Rose to Cindy to Dr. Avadi..... if there were 6 STARS to the overall rating I'd mark that too. I think I might actually be looking forward to my next root canal? Maybe?

- Jim A

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I am very afraid of Dentists and needles. I woke up with a toothache and was fearful of what was ahead for me. Dr. Ufberg's staff scheduled me in the same day as an emergency and I was Extremely satisfied as I did not feel any pain of the needle or during my root canal procedure. The office is high tech and extremely professional and they actually care to make you very comfortable. My dental fears are completely gone! Thanks to Dr. Ufberg and his Super Staff!!

- Lana K

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I came to this office in need of a root canal, and was incredibly nervous about having the procedure. The office staff could not have been kinder. They were welcoming and took the time to explain the procedure to me. The staff listened to my questions and were very attentive to my needs. Dr. Berenji showed me patience and was considerate and so was his assistant. The procedure itself was painless and completed in a timely fashion. I highly recommend this office to anyone.

- Andrea R

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I walked into Dr. Ufberg's office feeling incredibly anxious after dreading and delaying my root canal for a long, long time. All of my dental anxiety is gone. He was patient, gentle, proactive about pain relief, and completely respectful of all of my worries. A root canal isn't my idea of a fabulous time, but I would schedule another with Dr. Ufberg if I needed one in a heartbeat without any hesitation or fear at all. Can't speak highly enough of the experience with him and with his staff.

- Hilary W

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I was a first time patient of Dr. Larry Ufberg on August 17th 2017. As most people would agree a trip to the endodontist is not one is ever looking foward to, especially for a first time root canal. I was admittedly terrified, but after the intial meeting with Dr.Ufberg and his team, and during the entire process my fears over the procedure had easily subsided. They take great care to explain and to proceed with such a sensitive dental operation. I highly recommend this team going forward with any future dental needs for myself, and anyone else in search of great dental care. Thank you for such a pleasant experience PES Team at the Doyelstown Office !

- Jennifer B

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I was a new patient in the Radnor office last Friday with an abscessed tooth and received exceptional care. Dr Ufberg couldn't perform a root canal but immediately called an oral surgeon and got me an appt. that day. Thank you so much!

- Judy O

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My visit to Pennsylvania Endodonic Specialists was a vastly different experience from previous similar treatments at the dentist. The staff was thorough in both pre and post treatment detail and the you could tell the difference in the actual procedure as it was very efficient and painless. Every step was explained and executed with precision. If you are in the unfortunate position of needing root canal, this would be the place to go.

- Bill W

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All of my interactions with the staff and doctors has been great. Clearly they are focused on the individual patient. Thank you for the great service!

- John K

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I have just left this practice in Doylestown and still do not know what they did or why It cost 350.00. I heard the receptionist say that 'sometimes insurance companies don't pay for partial root canals'. The Dentist said there was a crack but he needed to see how bad the crack was. He said he would take a peek at the roots. I dare say he did more than take a look. I was i the chair for over an hour and didn't know what was being done. i have to ask twice, "What's going on ?" Once he answered me with a very general reply. There was no speaking during the procedure. When he was finished I realized he put a filling in and we were done. He told me the tooth had 'two cracks and one went down to the root' he said he'd send a report to my dentist in Hatboro and that the tooth had to be pulled. I was never shown an x-ray he never mentioned the intent he had when he started drilling other then take a look at the roots. This doesn't account for all the drilling and different colored needles he put in my tooth..? I was very unhappy with the silence during whatever it was that he was doing. One of the disclosures I read prior to the visit was that a possible copay for the Root Canal could range $300. Does that mean I had a root canal? Let's not forget I was charged an additional 50.00 for the co-Pay or office visit? I never received a statement only a printed yellow card telling me that I could take Advil and I may not be able to bite down on my tooth for a few days. I am sure the Better Business Bureau must have many letters like this one .. and they will most likely add this one to the pile. Eric Reichel

- Eric R

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Dr. Rigberg and the rest of the staff were great. Everything relating to the procedure was explained thoroughly. I appreciate the methodical approach and the willingness to answer my questions. The procedure really wasn't any different than having a filling done. I would certainly return without reservation if I were to need another procedure.

- Joe T

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