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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5 out of 5 stars based on 193 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Very impressed with this practice! I had been in significant pain for a while before making the decision to take care of the aching tooth. Dr. Katz's staff was pheromonal in keeping in touch, and were able to get me in quickly due to an unforeseen opening. My interactions with Dr. Katz and his staff, from the initial call through the phone call from the doctor last night after my procedure, were top notch! Thanks for the great care!

- Stephanie J

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If you need a root canal I highly recommend Dr. Katz. Dr. Katz and all of the staff at his practice were kind, professional and more importantly provided me with timely and thorough care when I was in urgent need. Thank you, Dr. Katz and Team!!

- Theresa T

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Dr Katz (and his capable assistant) I highly recommend to all those reading this comment. Not only did I NOT feel the needle, but they asked me which genre of music I wanted during the procedure! Also, Dr Katz called me that evening as a followup.. Thank you for your professionalism and your excellent care.

- RAY D

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Dr. Katz and his staff are so caring, courteous and polite. I would refer them to anyone who needs those services. Top notch.

- Troy S

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A wonderful experience overall. Was originally scared to death to have root canal but Dr. Katz and staff made this procedure as pleasant as can be. I have difficulty laying flat and at a downward angle but they worked with me to make me comfortable, gave me dark glasses to wear and explained procedure. Dr. Katz called personally later that evening to see how I was doing. The staff were very pleasant, professional and friendly. Could not ask for a more professional doctor's office. Dr. Katz, you were amazing and I thank you for working with my issue with laying back. I will definately recommend you to those in need of root canals. Thank you very much.

- Caroline K

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