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 141 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Very professional and stand behind there work which is hard to find these days. Thank you Dr. Ufberg

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The office stuff is most knowledgable and knows how to treat people even if they are in pain and due to that patients are not the most poliete people. Tte doctor is just awesome: I had difficult case of root canal and was soooo scared ,the Dr. Kirsh made me fell comfortable and his positive assurance that he will be able not only to perform complicated root canal surgery ,but also walk me through every step of the procedure was REALLY comforting and WONDERFULL.Dr. Kirsh has golden hands and the office stuff was the most helpfull as well.

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Everyone was a pleasure to work with. From receptionist Rose who is extremely pleasant and helpful upon arriving, to Dr. Kirsch and his dental assistant. Everyone seems to enjoy what they do, very well organized, and extremely helpful in explaining each step. Absolutely highly recommended!

- Mike S

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Very pleasant experience

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Thanks for your help

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Fast and relaxed root canal. Excellent staff. Would definitely return again.

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Larry Ufberg D.M.D. is an outstanding Endodontic specialist. My dentist Dr. Valen sent me to him for a root canal and his awesome assistant Rose got me in the same day due to the excruciating pain I was in. They took me right away, explained why the pain was occurring what procedure was appropriate and got the job done all while conversing with Dr. Valen, which put me at ease since Valen has been my dentist for over 20 years!! His office staff were very kind, knowledgable and professional and Ufberg has a fantastic bed side manner and a great play list!! (music always relaxes me!!). The procedure went great Ufberg prescribed antibiotics and a pain killer and his office called me twice to see how I was doing. They went above and beyond and I highly recommend them.

- Lenai R

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no pain at all

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I went to visit Dr. Uferg with tooth pain, assuming I would have to have my two upper, back teeth revisited. They were very tender to the touch and flossing was tear-producing. He took and x-ray, didn't see any problems, then began asking me very intelligent questions. When he asked me about my bite, I told him that four years ago a local dentist has ruined my bite and that was actually when my tooth pain began. My bite was torqued and twisted. Dr. Ufberg looked in my mouth and said, "I'm just gonna see what I can do about your bite." Forty-five minutes later, he sat me up and asked me how my bite was. I was in tears because I was so happy. It's very odd when your teeth don't align, after a lifetime of alignment. (The poor man; I was crying so badly that I couldn't open my mouth.) He and his assistant were so kind. I simply cannot tell them how much I appreciated their talent and kindness. I haven't had pain since then.

- Nina M

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The best experience for having a RC Painless gentle .Dr rigberg and staff wonderful .A great office highly reccomended

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I couldn't be happier with the treatment and overall care that was given to me by Dr. Ufberg and his staff. His kind and gentle mannerism was remarkable!!! I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for good quality care with a gentle and caring Doctor and staff. I work in the dental field and wouldn't think twice about recommending this office to anyone. thank you for making my root canal a good experience.

- Josephine M

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They saw us the same day! Super nice and accommodating. Great concern was taken regarding my daughters comfort. Thanks Dr. Ufberg and Becca! Great office staff as well. 🙂

- Brianna B

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Awesome Practice!

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Easy location. Staff is excellent. Doctors are very good at what they do. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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Aside from keeping my mouth open for an hour and a half, it was a perfectly satisfactory experience! Thank you for the thorough and thoughtful carw

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allen ufberg very quick and efficient awsome guy very accomadating

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Doctor Larry Ufberg was wonderful even gave me head phones to listen to music to calm me down

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Very pleased!

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Fit me in for an emergency appointment, very stress and pain free, very friendly staff. Thank you so much.

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