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 138 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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First time Dr and staff very helpful and understanding.

- Joseph B

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This office is so great! They are all very kind and caring and do an overall amazing job. There is no where id rather get mynroot canals done

- Ashley S

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Such great staff and felt so comfortable!! will be reccomending and coming back if needed ! Thank you guys!

- Amanda S

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Root canal therapy certainly has changed over the years, my procedure was painless. I would highly recommend PA Endodontic Specialists.

- Al D

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Better than ever expected and everybody was terrific!!!

- joan y

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I had a complex infection that required a root canal with multiple procedures and visits. Absolutely hands down the best dental experience I have ever had in my life.

- Melissa K

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The procedure went smoothly and painlessly. I feel very comfortable with the treatment I received.

- craig w

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Everything was great

- marian

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This was, hands down, the best experience I have ever had with a dental practice. I have PTSD and experience extreme anxiety for dental procedures. This is the first time I have ever been treated (from initial call to final farewell) with such kindness, care and dignity by the entire staff. It is one day after the root canal and I am still in deep awe and gratitude at the level of expertise melded with a kind bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Ufberg... I have been to many dentists, and have had many poor experiences (and some adequate ones I suppose), so I kind of feel like a mini authority on the subject... The level of expertise, capability and understanding of his craft combined with sensitivity and humor has me sitting here the following day with a newfound realization that there really are good, kind dentists in the world. Something I wouldn't have believed beforehand! And, now I have a tooth that feels whole again... Wow.

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I had a root canal done recently. I found it easier to get thru than a normal filling. The office staff, dental assistants, and dentist were all a pleasure to deal with. While I was sitting in my chair waiting for the dentist, I overhead the receptionist talking to a potential patient that as it turned out, didn't have insurance. I was really impressed with how she handled the conversation and her professionalism. Would definitely recommend this office to others. Thanks

- Michael H

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I was warned that the root canal would be a bad experience, not so; it was a piece of cake. Nice work Dr ufberg and staff.

- Jim S

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Thank you for your patience during my panic attack! You were wonderful and I can't thank you enough for talking me through the procedure!

- gayle e

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Totally exceeded my expectations! Totally painless procedure great bedside manor, staff great as well!

- F Scott W

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Not bad at all

- suzanne e

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After dreading what a root canal might entail, I was pleasantly surprised to receive fast and painless treatment. The assistant was very sweet and calmed my nerves a bit before Dr. Ufberg came into the room. He was very friendly as well, and did an extraordinary job at locating and fixing the tooth that had become so painful the week prior. The lovely ladies at the front desk even called me the next morning to make sure I was feeling alright. Absolutely amazing service, thank you all so much!!

- Katherine M

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Dr. Kirsch and his staff were so friendly and inviting they made me feel so comfortable. Thanks again for all your help, and getting me in to see you on short notice.

- Edward M

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Painless

- Felice C

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Excellent experience with the staff and doctor. Friendly caring and relaxed while keeping me informed as procedure progressed. Highly recommend Dr Ufberg and team.

- owen m

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The bad news is that I required three root canals. The good news is that I was referred to Dr. Ufberg and Pennsylvania Endodontic Specialists. I've heard numerous horror stories about root canals but I can tell you that my experience was very positive. From Karen and Rose, in reception, to Melissa, as Dr. Ufberg's very capable and pleasant assistant, right to Dr. Ufberg, who put me at ease from the beginning. I even received a follow up call within 24 hours to make certain I was doing well and had no issues. Everyone was friendly, courteous, professional and caring throughout the process. I have no hesitation in my positive recommendation of this practice.

- Steve M

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Dr. Ufberg was excellent. Procedure went extremely well and was less traumatic than a minor cavity filing, was very pleased on the staff accommodations as my procedure was unscheduled and on an emergency basis. The staff was able to fit me in at the end of the day.

- Joseph G

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