Root Canal Therapy in Hooksett, NH

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.

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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.

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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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Have been going to this guy for a NUMBER of root canals and am here to say he is the best! Quick but thorough. Painless. Caring. And very personable.

- Kathy C

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Dr Katz and his staff are very courteous and professional. Dr. Katz did a root canal for me yesterday,he did a great job. I highly recommend Dr.Katz and his staff, they are the best.

- Maryrose M

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So happy that I went here. Everyone was so nice and Dr. Katz took the time to explain everything that he would be doing and what I should maybe consider doing to help me/my teeth for the future!

- Heather G

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This was my second procedure with Dr. Katz over the course of a few years. Dr. Katz and his staff are just wonderful. Friendly, professional and highly skilled. Have not ever had any problems afterwards and the procedures were a breeze. I would highly recommend Dr. Katz and his staff, I always look forward to seeing them.

- Lorrainne C

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I hope that these words fully capture the pleasure that I feel after my experience at Dr Katzs’. I hope this will allow me enough space to leave all that I would like to say. Any body who has had tooth pain knows that when it’s bad, it seems like there is nothing else but that pain. I dealt with a bad molar for months. I dodged treatment out of ignorance, slight shame, finance and fear. I finally sought help when I couldn’t take the pain any longer. I was referred to Dr Katz by a trusted dentist that I found to help start the process. Against that dentists advice, I waited until it was unbearable. At that point, I felt silly for not heeding his advice, so I sought help elsewhere out of shame. I went to an urgent dental type place. I was told that I needed two root canals and two crowns with a hefty price tag. I felt rushed through the exam, as if I were merely a box that had to be checked off. I did not feel that this place would take the care that I wanted and required. So I put my pride aside and reached out to Dr Katz’s office for help. I explained my situation over the phone and was met with sympathy and compassion. But due to the volume of work that they do, the earliest apt wasn’t for a couple weeks. The receptionist told me that she would put me on a cancellation list so if someone cancelled, I would be moved to their spot. In less than two hours she was calling me back to tell me an appointment opened up for the very next morning!! When I got to the office I was met with a smiling face that kindly led me through the simple intake process, all the while keeping safety measures secure with the COVID guidelines. I was taken back to a private procedure room where Krystal, a dentist assistant, listened to my story and walked me through the process. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Especially because this was my first root canal. After that she introduced me to Dr Katz and he was briefed on my situation too. I was met with understanding and compassion from him as well. They proceeded to investigate the issues with care and informed me that what I had been told previously from the urgent care was inflated and to my relief there was only one tooth that need a root canal. He laid out exactly what he would be doing , all the while making sure I was comfortable with and understood what he was saying. I could tell by his demeanor and intelligent plan that I was in good hands and we proceeded with his plan. As it begun he cautiously began the procedure. I was keenly aware that he knew the pain I was in and that he was doing everything possible to not cause me any more. As he and Krystal worked together, it was really neat to witness. I watched him working his magic on me, while imparting his years of knowledge to her. The communication between the two was flawless. As a finish carpenter with 20 years experience, I recognized the same level of attention to detail that I give in my field. There are ways that people behave that others dedicated to their craft can recognize. I saw that in them. That is what they are, craftsmen/women. The root canal went beautifully. I felt virtually no pain and the procedure went rather quickly. When it was done, he took another X-ray to check and make sure his work was good. He showed me the X-ray and explained in detail what everything was. The relief I felt was almost indescribable. The pain I had endured prior to treatment had rearranged my life. With that pain came emotional distress that I and others close to me felt. As soon as they were done I felt the weight of this burden lifted off me. I couldn’t form the proper words at the time to tell them just what they had done for me. It may seem like this is blown out of proportion, but any one who has been in a similar situation will indeed know I speak the truth here. So please, read this and think if it rings true. Don’t delay any longer. Please reach out to Dr Katz. There is a negative stigma associated with root canals, but in the right hands and mind, it will be behind you and life can move forward. Thank you to all at Katz Endodontics!!!

- Nathan F

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