Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

What is a root canal?

A 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.

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 (usually a crown). To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

tooth after endodontic treatment

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 (dental implant).

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I must say that I would have never thought I would be reviewing a root canal. That being said, after panicking at a different endodontist and walking out, I was referred to Dr. Katz. Reviewing the X-Rays during the initial consultation, Dr. K assured me that the tooth was worth saving (it is a beautiful tooth!). I, personally, was willing to get the tooth pulled as to avoid the duration and psychological stress of a root canal. Dr K, who I liken to Howard Wolowitz from Big Bang Theory (with much shorter hair...and yes, this is a compliment) was very insightful, and calming and assured me that the process would be smooth and relatively quick. I scheduled and actually showed up. It was a seamless visit just as he said it would be. I highly recommend Dr. K! I'm just short of looking forward to my next root canal.... 🙂

- Brian P

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- Greg H

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I was referred to Dr. Katz by my dentist for an emergency appointment regarding the pain I had been experiencing in one of my molars for quiet sometime now. They were able to see me on short notice and were very kind and helpful to my suffering. The staff and the Dr. Katz made this traumatic experience much easier for me and I thank you.

- Zoe L

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Dr. Katz discovered the cause of an annoying problem and he fixed it.

- Joe D

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Everyone in this office is so nice and make a procedure that I was very nervous about as good as is possible. They are very professional, but always make sure you are comfortable. I would highly recommend this office!

- Betty K

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Dr Katz and his team were great. They answered my many questions, gave numbing agents plenary of time to work, and saved my tooth— a large lower molar. Dr Katz did an excellent job, as shown in an x-ray at the end verifying that multiple roots were filled down to the very tips. This was my first visit, and tho I hope to avoid future root canals, IF I need one I will return to Dr Katz’s care without hesitation. The day after the procedure I slept better than I had in weeks— tooth health matters. Hooksett location was convenient to my office in Concord NH.

- Mary H

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I needed to have an emergency root canal and Dr. Katz and his team were able to get me in the same day. What a friendly, fun and professional group!

- Ashley P

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I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received from Dr. Katz and his staff. I was suffering with an infected tooth and they gave me an emergency appointment. I had a Root Canal, which I thought would be awful. Dr. Katz and his Dental Assistant Tina made me feel very comfortable and put me at ease. I felt very little pain during the exam and zero pain during the procedure. When I left to go home I was pain free for the first time in two weeks! I would definitely recommend this great team of professionals to anyone.

- Veronica S

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Very happy no pain,

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Top notch personnel. Pleasant and go out of their way to make you comfortable

- Suzanne B

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Dr. Katz and staff are awesome. I had amazing care. Doctor and staff were kind, caring and through. Dr.Katz is the best.

- Tami F

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Thank you, Dr. Katz, for such caring and prompt service. You and your staff (Tina and Joanne) were so courteous and involved. The root canal therapy was quick and painless and, (while I would hope to never have to come here again!!!) I certainly would if I needed to.

- Kathy C

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I am one of those "older" patients who have always been terrified of dentists due to bad dentistry "incidents." Dr. Katz and his staff could not have been more accommodating and kind to me. He is a very understanding man with a sense of making his patient's experience as comfortable as humanly possible. I am so very appreciative of that, Dr. Katz. Thank you for the follow up phone call to check on me at home after my visit!

- Sharon W

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great Dr. and great staff. would recommend this office highly.

- Paul D

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Dr. Katz's office is a small island of excellence in a sea of mediocrity.

- Cheryl H

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A problematic root canal typically ranks right up there with a visit to the accountant at tax time. Not so when in the care of the Katz team. Everyone on the team was punctual, caring, attentive, friendly, and professional. I could not have asked for a better first experience at Katz Endodontics. My case was difficult. I knew that when I went there. However, Dr. Katz's skill, along with his most able assistant, made it all look quite easy. Thank you for a wonderful experience in your confident care. Kurt Woetzel

- Kurt W

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I was so impressed with my experience at Dr. Katz office. Everyone was warm and friendly and you could tell it was a happy environment overall. Dr. Katz made sure I was comfortable for my procedure and as someone who struggles with anxiety, I was completely calm throughout my root canal. The level of professionalism and courtesy far exceeded my expectations as this was my first visit. I will highly recommend Dr. Katz to family and friends! 🙂

- Kelley L

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I was recommended by a friend and so glad I followed up. Dr. Katz and Tina are to be commended. I am a gagger and like most "afraid" of dentists. I was pleasantly surprised after much anticipated anxiety I felt none! Thank you, Dr Katz and his team are an asset to the industry.

- Christina B

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Thanks to all of you for your excellent care. Will recommend you at any chance that I can.

- Kurt J

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