At the Main Line Center for Dental Excellence, we take pride in providing unsurpassed dental treatments while making care an easy, convenient experience. We are a multi-specialty practice with expert doctors across a wide range of fields, allowing us to provide for nearly any dental need right in our office – no need to involve outside specialists. Through all of our treatments, we strive to maintain an utmost level of excellence in treatment and a peerless level of patient care and customer service, which includes endodontic care.


Endodontics is a field of dentistry focusing on caring for the pulp, dentin, and tissues inside the tooth. The most common procedure in endodontic treatment is a root canal, which heals decayed tissues and replaces dead pulp with a strong, biocompatible filler. While many people think root canals are painful, they're actually no more uncomfortable than having a tooth removed and end up preventing pain in the long run.

A root canal is necessary whenever decay or damage has reached the center of the tooth, and can be used in a variety of situations:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth
  • Inflamed or Infected Dental Pulp
  • Trauma to the Teeth
  • Tender or Swollen Tissue Around the Tooth
  • After Repeated Dental Procedures on a Tooth
  • Severe Sensitivity to Temperature


Dr. Alan Schatz, D.M.D., has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years and has practiced as an endodontic specialist for over 18 years. Dr. Schatz is an expert in endodontics and performs root canals regularly, and he takes the time to work with every patient on an individual level to help them get the best treatment possible and design a treatment plan that suits their needs and schedule.


If you feel you may be suffering from one of these problems or want to learn how endodontic treatment can help you, feel free to call us at (610) 664-6061 or reach out to us at our contact page with any questions or to schedule an appointment at our Narberth, PA office. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to helping you achieve comprehensive oral health and a beautiful smile.