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 look forward to my next root canal!

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Thank you very much. I appreciate your efforts and coordination to work with my tooth. I know it took a lot of consideration and logistics.

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Wonderful experience for a very difficult procedure. No pain, great comfort in going through the procedure. Fabulous experience all around .

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The treatment was thorough and attentive. And best of all, painless. I was pleased that Dr. Katz followed up the evening following the procedure to determine if everything was OK, which it was as I had no pain or even slight discomfort following the procedure.

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Thank you for your professionalism.

- Kevin G

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Dr Katz and staff are all great folks, I had never had a root canal, and he and his staff all made me feel comfortable prior.

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Friendly, courteous and most importantly, knowledgeable and competent staff. Starting with the doctor, this practice is clearly top-notch.

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The staff went out of their way to assist me and my anxiety!

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Wonderful, cared about me, not just my mouth. Very happy.

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Dr. Katz and his amazing team are the only endodontics that I would recommend to anyone in NH. They are professional, pesonal, intelligent, and an expectional practice!

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You would never think a root canal could be a pleasant affair. The level of compassion and skill that Dr Katz and his staff perform with is a superior experience to anything I've had. Well done!

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Very easy experience.

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