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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

Wednesday: 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

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4 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Root canal: Root canal or root canal therapy is usually a process of removing decay from a tooth and then the pulp tissue ( nerves and blood vessels) from inside ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Your : Your question is more common than you think. Many patients will comment that there tooth hurts after root canal treatment. "how can that be?" so, t... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Dental vs non dental: Fibromyalgia certainly can cause head and neck pain. Pain on one side can also be from a dental problem. You need to see a dentist for a proper exam... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Referred pain: Facial pain is often difficult to diagnose. Sometimes pain in a particular tooth is referred from a problem in the sinus or the joint near the ear (t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Go to dentist or ER: A fever and a toothache may be due to an infection. Infections can be serious and require both dental treatment and antibiotics. Please get yourself... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Ask you OB-GYN: You must check your prescription medication with your ob-gyn. Migraine medication will not likely affect your toothache.
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Generally : Generally if you are having pain to temperature it is coming from a tooth that has not had root canal treatment. Pain to biting and chewing can be ei... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Pulp Testing: A dentist or root canal specialist will test your tooth/teeth and see if you have abnormal results in one tooth. You may have something visible on a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Post nasal drip?: Could be post nasal discharge or gastric reflux?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Apicoectomy: Root canal surgery is typically called an 'apicoectomy' for removal of the root tip of a tooth. This usually performed because there is an infection ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
See a dentist: If you have a toothache and it lasts more than 24 hours you should contact a dentist. Medication may not solve your problem and what you need is real... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: It's best to alternate every two hours and not take all the medication at once. This regiment should only be done for 1 or 2 days at most. Prolonged... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Many possibilities : There are several possible answers for your pain. Wisdom teeth, TMJ pain, muscle pain, tooth cavity or infection, tooth grinding or clenching, ear pro... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Don't be afraid: Modern root canal treatment is simple and pain free. In most cases root canal treatment for a front tooth takes as long as it does to get a filling!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
TMJ: It sounds like you might have a problem with your tempromandibular joint tmj. You may need a nightguard.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
What is the cause: "blisters" on the roof of your mouth can be from several causes. You can have swollen salivary glands, a burn, canker sores, just to name a few. A v... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Most : Most patients will have a local anesthetic (lidocaine) for the root canal treatment. You should be able to work immediately with little more than the... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Dental nerves: Nerves inside of a tooth come from many different locations. Dental infections sometimes make Lidocaine less effective due to the acidic environment.... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Fracture or cavity: Tooth pain to pressure can result from hidden decay causing an infection of the root, a crack in the surface of the enamel, a crack in a filling, peri... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Home remedies: Home remedies are temporary. Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) will often work, but what you really need is dental treatment. Your pain may not be m... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Sinus problem?: If your pain is generalized to your upper teeth on one or both sides and you have a headcold with congestion you may have sinus pressure. Try a decon... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
See your dentist: At 9 yrs old, missing teeth is a normal transition. A dentist can do a complete exam and tell you if she was bone missing teeth. If that is the case... Read More
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
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
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
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: The bleaching gel can irritate you gums and make you teeth sensitive. Try alternating days to give tissue chance to recover.
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
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
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
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
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
Yes: A toothache can cause many symptoms including fever, headache, neck ache, radiating pain, etc...
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
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
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
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
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
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
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
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
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
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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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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