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 125 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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I had 2 root canals done at one time. Dr. B is an amazing Doctor. Dr. B was very comforting, kind, caring. They made sure I was comfortable and not in any pain. The staff was also very good. The office was very nice and clean. I would definitely respond PES for anyone who needs root canal treatment.

- Stephanie H

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If I could give Dr. Kirsch a 10, I certainly would. This was the second root canal that Dr. Kirsch performed, and it was as pain-free and simple as the first one eight years ago. From his injection technique, to the drilling, it was all fast, and efficient, and painless. He and his kind, professional staff completely put me at ease. I truly think Dr. Kirsch is an artist at what he does. Do yourselves a favor and if you need a root canal, come and experience it the easy way, with Dr. Kirsch.

- Heidi R

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Made a dreading process almost enjoyable and very pleasant. I hate going to the dentist but I would step back into the Ardmore office again and talk to the nicest receptionist I've met, Geri! 100% Recommend to anyone needing the Root Canal procedure.

- Tyler S

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I just want to say what an incredible experience overall! For a situation that is otherwise uncomfortable and distressing, this office and especially Dr. Berenji went above and beyond to make my procedure, and the follow up, a much more pleasant experience. I never write reviews (do not really have the time), but I really want the world to know how great this office was! I was in extreme pain so they made sure to get me an appointment right away (squeezing me in). And Dr. Berenji made me feel as comfortable as possible, explaining in great detail the procedure and the outcomes. Not only is the doctor highly skilled, but I found everyone to be extremely competent and very compassionate and kind. In a world as rushed and hectic as today, it's very hard to find such caring individuals as I found in this office! It was completely unexpected!!! I cannot say enough about how wonderful this office is!!!!!!

- Jena P

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Was so afraid going into the procedure today. Dr. Ufberg and his staff put me at ease and completed the procedure with NO pain. So grateful.

- Tracy S.

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greedy unprofessional staff, you care more about money than patients! Shame on you & u wonder why health care is such a mess! Give yourself a big 'ol pat on the back....NOT!

- Karen S

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The team is kind, hospitable, and puts you at ease right away. Dr. Kirsch was wonderful! I went in for a consult and they had an immediate opening for my root canal. Instant relief! I highly recommend this office.

- Mimi L

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I visited my regular dentist recently due to toothache. He confirmed a problem and referred me to the Doylestown Facility. Staff was prompt and scheduled me in as soon as possible. I was greeted with concern and professionalism. I commend staff, assistants and the treating Doctor for their courtesy and professionalism. Please forward this to Doctor Ufberg and his staff. Thank You !

- Kerry K

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I had a root canal and Dr. Rigberg was wonderful. He explained everything before he did it and it was a pain free, quick procedure. I did have an insurance billing issue, but the office manager in Hatboro responded quickly and resolved the problem. They turned a negative into a positive and I believe that is one of the most important customer service issues a business can implement. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.

- TERRIE F

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I went from thinking I wedged a piece of popcorn between a couple teeth while at the Franklin Institute to pure misery in under 12 hours. My dentist got me in quick and referred me to PES. I was lucky to get their last opening that same day and had to truck on down to their Ardmore office within an hour, usually a longer ride but my mouth suggested I exceed the 5 over rule. Not only were they incredibly nice, but they even laughed at my jokes! Once they got going it really couldn't have gone smoother. I hate needles, barely felt it. The drill makes me nervous, another box checked for no big deal. It might have been the Van Morrison playing in the background, can't be sure, but what I can be absolutely certain about is that expectations were exceeded and by a mile. Even the pain you normally feel afterwards is only an Advil event. If you need that type of work done going there is a no-brainer.

- Scott T

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I have had root canals before and they were painful- but this was my second one with pa endodontist and honestly- I didn't feel a thing. The staff and doctors were so friendly and supportive- making an experience that could be awful into a great one. I would recommend that anyone who needs a root canal see them! I have seen Dr. Kirsch before- and this time Dr. Berenji.. and I would recommend either as both were fantastic with making me feel comfortable and at ease for the procedure!

- Suzanne B

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The doctor and the staff made me feel very comfortable. I was waited on in a timely manner. Absolutely no pain during the root canal procedure. I was very please. I give PES 5 stars!!!

- Kim M

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From my initial contact with the warm, accommodating receptionist easily setting up an appointment for root canal therapy to the actual procedure, a truly pleasurable experience. Dr. Larry Ufberg is a true professional, he took the time to explain the procedure, during, he and his assistant continually checked my comfort levels, completed the procedure, upon completion made sure all post information was related. The following day I even received a telephone call from his office to check on how I was feeling and if there were any concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Ufberg and this practice to anyone, an outstanding group of caring professionals.

- Stephen B

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My experiences with this office are only the best! Root Canal is always a frightening procedure to a patient.Pennsylvania Endo Assoc. Makes root canal so painless . Great doctors great staff! Caring and the only place I would recommend for root canal. Beyond 5stars

- Sherry R

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I have had a wide range of dental work done throughout my life. Being a former U.S. Marine I had the privilege of having some of the best Naval dentist's perform extensive dental work on my teeth. A lot of that particular work done while in the military was to correct work done by dentist's in the civilian world. That being said, I had two root canals performed by Dr. Ufberg in the past year at the Doylestown, PA practice. Dr. Ufberg's extensive knowledge, meticulous execution of his skills and extremely gentle touch makes him hands down one of the best dentist's that I have personally ever experienced. Dr. Ufberg and his staff are extremely sincere and welcoming, which is very important seeing how no one is ever looking forward to having extensive dental work done. I honestly at this point in my life with all the work I have had done to my teeth, don't mind having my teeth drilled. I even started to nod off in the chair during my second root canal performed by Dr. Ufberg. I highly recommend Dr. Ufberg and his entire practice to anyone in need of anything within their specific skill set, they are without a doubt some of the best in their field!

- Mathew O

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I presented the admin staff with an impossible task. In order to have scheduled heart surgery, I required 2 root canals for clearance. Have you ever tried to schedule a root canal in less than a week, let alone 2 within 5 days? Well, they got is scheduled. The actual work, though lengthy went extremely well and BOTH procedures were completed in time for my surgery. Dr. Ufberg and his dental staff were nothing short of professional. Doc even sang/hummed some Neil Diamond for me to pass the time. Don"t quit the dental thing Doc. The work was done and I was sent on my way none the worse for the wear. Thanks to you all for bending over backwards to help. Happy New Year to you all. PS the surgery was a success and I am recuperating nicely.

- Richard S

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Can't express how grateful I am to the staff at PES. Was in a lot of pain just before the holidays, but PES was able to see and treat me immediately after referral from my dentist, Dr. Heacox - I called for an appointment and Rose got me in right away. Dr. Larry Ufberg was wonderful all the way through, explaining the root canal procedure, particularly important as this was my first time. It was far less of an ordeal as my impression of root canals prior to the experience. Many thanks to all at PES for enabling me to enjoy Christmas with my family without a very painful toothache!!!

- Steve B

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Luckily I have not needed a root canal for several years. I was pleasantly surprised that this procedure was far less traumatizing than those I have had in the past. I recall spending hours in the chair and here I was in and out in just under an hour. I also liked the follow up. Very professional and friendly.

- William B

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I couldn't be happier with the level of professionalism, caring and excellent treatment provided by Dr Larry Ufberg in performing my root canal. My procedure was entirely painless and stress free. I will wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ufberg to any of my friends in need of endodontic treatment. In addition, his staff is wonderful, caring and friendly. Everyone put me right at ease. If one should ever need a root canal, this is the place to have it!! of my root canal.

- Dorothy P

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Very Friendly staff! Dr. Larry explained what was happening and made sure I was comfortable along the way.

- Vicki B

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