Dr. Bruce Terry

Endodontics
Wayne, PA
male

Locations

Dr. Bruce R. Terry and Dr. Susan I. Silberg at Endodontic Specialists, P.C.

Wayne, PA

Address

85 Old Eagle School Rd # 2, Wayne, PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Office

Wayne, PA

Office

Phoenixville, PA

About

Bio

<strong>BS, Biology and Natural Science: </strong>Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA <strong>DMD: </strong>Temple University School of Dentistry <strong>Endodontic Residency: </strong>Temple University School of Dentistry <strong>Fellow: </strong>International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists <strong>Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Endodontics: </strong>Temple University School of Dentistry <strong>Hospital Privileges: </strong>Phoenixville Hospital (First area endodontist with hospital privileges, so patients have sedation options) <strong>Member: </strong>American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, American Association of Dental Editors, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Valley Forge Dental Association; President, Temple University Graduate Endodontic Alumni Association, American Dental Educators Association <strong>Editor: </strong><em>Journal of the Pennsylvania Dental Association</em> <em>“Throughout my career I’ve made it a priority to keep abreast of advances in technology. Any technique or equipment that can make endodontics more effective, longer-lasting or more comfortable allows me to offer patients a higher standard of care. After all, helping people is why I became an endodontist in the first place. In the end, my favorite thing is to hear my patients say ‘Everything I’ve heard about root canals is a lie.’”</em> Dr. Terry lives in Wayne, PA, with his wife, Susan; his daughter, Caroline; his son, Henry; and his golden retriever, Scout. When he’s not working, he enjoys woodworking and home renovation, as well as backpacking, horseback riding and bicycling. Originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Terry says he loves the open area of Western Montgomery County. Dr. Terry has a passion for mountain climbing. He has summited big mountains like Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mt. Blanc, Grand Paradiso, and Aconcagua to name a few. He continues to teach one day a week at Temple University’s School of Dentistry. He is a clinical associate professor with the Department of Endodontics.

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Endodontics

Doctor Q&A

99 Answers
4 Agrees
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Dr. Bruce Terry
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Yes: Yes, narcotics will appear in your drug test. An out of date prescription is not valid. You should see a dentist and if they prescribe and treat the... Read More
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Pulp : Pulp capping is generally done for immature teeth (permanent teeth in children with deep decay and little or no symptoms). Because the pulp is differ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
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Yes: The bleaching gel can irritate you gums and make you teeth sensitive. Try alternating days to give tissue chance to recover.
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Dr. Bruce Terry
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A : A root resection is preformed when it appears that there may be an infection around your root. This could be periodontal disease as suggested by othe... Read More
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It's : It's very hard to know exactly why you have been told to have your root canal retreated without an exam of the tooth in question. However, it is like... Read More
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Modern : Modern endodontics is all about conservative treatment these days. It's important to understand that there are differences in the pulp (nerves, blood... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Too much narcotics: Narcotic pain medication is effective at reducing pain. However, most of us have internal regulation that will prevent us from injesting too much. R... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Home remedies: You can try oil of clove or ice if it helps. Advil (ibuprofen) works. Beyond that you must get to a dentist or the er. You may have a dental infect... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Get an examination: Your problem may be sinus or dental related. Start with your dentist for an examination and xrays if necessary. If they rule out dental issues then ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Endodontics
Root canal failure: There are many reasons for root canal failures but only one culprit, bacteria. Filling and crowns can leak. Roots can develop fractures. Root surfa... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Terry
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Your lucky: Everyone's body responds differently to medication. You are testing the limits and should see a doctor for whatever is requiring you to use such high... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Endodontics
Not really: Most scientific evidence these days show that the benefits of dental xrays far outway the risks. Yes, it's radiation, but with new film and digital x... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Mandible: Your lower jaw, the one that moves when you open your mouth is your mandible. Your upper jaw that is part of you skull is your maxilla. Genetics det... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
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Yes: A toothache can cause many symptoms including fever, headache, neck ache, radiating pain, etc...
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
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Temporary medication: Nsaid's like advil, or aleve (naproxen) will help with symptoms temporarily, but you will need to see a dentist for treatment. Toothache pain is usua... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Routine dental care: You must brush and floss daily to prevent swollen and inflammed gum tissue. The more inflammed tissue becomes, the more it bleeds. Don't be afraid t... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Yes/no: An ear infection can radiate pain to both upper and lower jaws. But, specific pain to touch at the extraction site is not referred ear pain. Go back t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Endodontics
None: Antibiotic are for infection and indirectly for pain. Each antibiotic targets different types of bacteria. Broad spectrum antibiotics like pennicill... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Don't delay : You must see a dentist immediately. If you have a dental infection it is not healthy, especially if you are pregnant. Your dentist may just prescrib... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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No: If you have an tooth infection or an irritated tooth you must either have root canal therapy or an extraction. Not all, but many teeth will need a cr... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
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Never: Really, teeth never stop growing. The basic answer is that most crown growth is completed before the tooth pushes through the gum. The root growth i... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
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Bad Science: The Internet is full of pseudo science and misinformation. Over 20 million root canal treatments are performed in the U.S. each year. Like anything ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
See your dentist: Your pain could be from swollen glands or pain in the muscles that open your mouth. A dentist can look inside your mouth and perform tests to see wha... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: Tooth clenching can cause toothache like symptoms. Wearing a nightguard can relieve your symptoms. If damage has occurred you may have a fractured to... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Ususally bacteria: 95% of the time bacteria have invaded the layers of a tooth and irritated or infected a tooth pulp (nerve). This can happen with a cavity, a leaking ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: Root canal treatment should not interfere with TMJ treatments. If you wear an appliance you may need to avoid wearing it for a few days if it is painf... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Not necessary: I.V. Sedation should be used only for the very anxious individual. Cost, complications and safety, recovery are all issues with sedation. If you can... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Secondary infection: If you have another infection as you suggest there are a few explanations. You may have a fracture allowing in bacteria. You may have the original inf... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
No: Some states have developed new mid level providers who can remove cavities and place fillings. These pilot programs have usually attracted former den... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Contac your dentist: It's not an emergency, but it's a good idea to return to your dentist as soon as possible.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
NO: If you are numbed with a local anesthetic you will feel nothing during the procedure and for a few hours afterwards.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Don't Worry: Clindamycin (cleocin) is commonly given for dental infection in individuals with an allergy to penicillin or keflex. It's also given for more severe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
What do you mean?: Does sick mean fever and swelling. If so, please see a dentist or go to the emergency room. If sick means in your stomach, it could be from medicati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: Toothache pain can be referred. People often report toothache pain radiating to the ear, the head, eyes, cheek, chin.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Infection: Tooth pain in a six-year-old is likely due to an infection. The infection may be in the tooth or the gum. You should take him to a dentist for an ex... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
AGE 1: New information is suggesting that age 1 is the appropiate time for a childs first exam. Many problems can be detected with early intervention and av... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
All sugary drinks: Teeth with small cracks, cavities or open margins around fillings will be sensitive to sweets as well as hot and cold drinks. The same is also true o... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
That depends: The term "pulpotomy" refers to the partial removal of the pulp from inside a tooth. This is usually performed on children with developing teeth or ad... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Home remedies : I'm glad you have a dental appointment. I would call your dentist and explain the severity of your problem and try to get an emergency appointment. A... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Maybe: Some dental infections create pressure inside a tooth. Cold water can relieve pain and heat can increase pain. If you notice this to be the case for... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Irritated tooth: A recent filling can cause temporary tooth inflammation. A tooth can be sensitive to hot/cold and chewing after a recent filling. If the pain contin... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Call the dentist: Your pain may just be from trauma due to the work or it may be a sign of something more. Call you dentist and request to be seen.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: Most hospitals will not have dental care on site. They often give antibiotics and pain medication and recommend that you see a dentist as soon as pos... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Current : Current guidelines suggest that you have 30 minutes or less to replant the tooth into the socket. If you are near a source of clean water just rinse ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Pain or infection: Root canal therapy is necessary when a tooth becomes painful due to bacterial irritation. In its early stages you feel pain to hot and cold that lasts... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Location of practice: All dental hygienist are trained the same. Public health dental hygienists usually work in a clinic or health center funding with medicaid dollars. ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Oviously : Oviously you are aware that something is not normal. However, it may not be a big deal. A small crack, cavity or missing filling can easily be repai... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Unknown: I hope you mean that you have a permanent filling but no crown. A temporary filling will not last forever and a temporary filling will eventually dis... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
No: "jaw cracking" is a sign/symptoms of a problem with the movement of your tempromandibular joint (tmj). You may need a bite adjustment, nightguard or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: Yes, but pain to biting or soreness around the tooth, and swelling after two days should be reported to the dentist. Often times there are simple rem... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. As a clinician and educator, Dr. Terry is known for his stellar reputation, chairside manner and character beyond reproach. I have entrusted the care of my family members to Dr...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr Terry is a renowned endodontist that I trust with my patients. His skill, integrity, and sincere care for patients are second to none. I enthusiastically endorse Dr Bruce Terry. Michael I. Wo...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Terry has treated many of my patients through the years with professionalism, empathy and the care that I require of the dental specialists that I refer to. He routinely achieves excellent clinic...Read More
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Thank you for replying i actually did went to my dentist and the pain was related to my wisdom tooth. But now its fine
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Thanks Dr. i treid some aspirin and im feeling much better now, thanks alot
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Anxious so will most likely do IV. Will discuss. Bye.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

Muhlenberg College
MD

Awards

Top Dentist/Endodontist, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Dentist/Endodontist, Philadelphia Magazine

Affiliations

International College of Dentists
American College of Dentists
American Dental Association
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