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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Katz Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 199 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

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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My root canal procedure went smoothly. I experienced no pain the entire time. Doctor Katz and Kaleigh explained everything to me before and during the process. They and the entire office staff were very cordial towards me. They even made the effort to move my visit up when there was a cancellation. Doctor Katz also made a follow-up phone call to check up on me that evening. I couldn't have been more impressed with the entire experience. I highly recommend.

- Alex M

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To have a teenager leave a root canal therapy appointment smiling (and saying that she enjoyed the visit!) really says a lot about Dr. Katz and his whole staff. We can't thank you enough for making this experience a positive one.

- Olivia D

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Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Katz. My experience was nothing less than fantastic. Dr. Katz genuinely cares about his patients and takes his time to explain EVERYTHING!!! I wasn't shocked at all to receive a phone call directly from the Dr. later this evening asking how I was doing. I am a United States Marine Veteran. Dr. Katz cares deeply for our Veterans and made it very clear to me how much he appreciates us. This is my second root canal therapy with Dr. Katz. and I would recommend anyone who seeks services he provides to give his office a call. Thank you to you and your staff Dr. Katz.

- Harry M

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I highly recommend Dr Katz and his staff. They scheduled me as soon as they could and couldn’t have been any nicer and welcoming. It’s so nice how much they care about you - he even called later in the day to make sure I was healing ok. Thanks so much Katz Endo.

- Marcio C

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