Dear patients, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are sorry to report we are temporarily unavailable to treat patients in our Manchester office. There is a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment for our providers, in addition to staffing shortages making it impossible for us to safely and effectively render treatment.
 
For our existing patients of record, please leave a message with our answering service and someone will get back to you. We will triage patients remotely and offer recommendations or prescribe antibiotics as needed.
 
We have very limited appointments available in our Somersworth, NH location for emergencies requiring surgical extraction of infected teeth. You may try calling our Somersworth office at 603-841-2969.
 
Although the majority of dental offices are closed, there are some offices that continue to operate on a very limited emergency-only basis. It is difficult to recommend any one particular office, as the status of offices is changing weekly. We recommend searching the internet, particularly for local oral surgery offices, as some may be seeing emergency patients on a limited basis for emergency extractions. Patients could also search for local endodontist offices if they feel as though they may need a root canal and would prefer to attempt to save their tooth. Again, appointments would likely be very limited.
 
We are sorry for the inconvenience. This is very difficult for all of us and we look forward to getting back to treating emergency patients as soon as it is safer for us to do so.  
Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

How can we help you?

We are a full-service dental practice that specializes in emergency dental care and pain management. We also provide other general, cosmetic, and restorative services such as root canals, crowns and bridges, extractions (including wisdom teeth), dental implants, periodontal treatment, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

Our dentists are all general dentists who are particularly interested in urgent care services but who are skilled clinicians in all aspects of dental care.

We know that good oral health is a big part of staying in good overall health. When you call or come into our office, we are happy to answer any questions you might have about maintaining optimal oral health for you and your entire family.

There are some questions our patients ask us frequently, and we have chosen a few of those to answer below. If you have other questions that are not included here, we invite you to give us a call or ask us at your next appointment.

Your oral health is important to us, and we want to provide you with the best information possible so you can make the best decisions regarding dental treatments and procedures.

We invite you to take advantage of the incredible knowledge of our caring team of professionals by asking your questions. We look forward to assisting you with all aspects of your oral health!

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal procedures have long had a reputation for being painful or uncomfortable. In reality, however, root canal procedures are done to save teeth that would otherwise become damaged beyond repair and eventually need to be extracted.

You may be wondering what the exact “point” of a root canal procedure is. During a root canal procedure, one of our attentive Somersworth, NH emergency dentists removes the nerve and the pulp found within a tooth. This becomes necessary when the nerve and pulp become infected or damaged. The “point” of a root canal procedure is to remove the infected matter and fill the interior of the tooth with an artificial compound.

Saving Natural Teeth

It is always preferable to save a natural tooth. When a tooth is rooted deep into the jawbone, it provides structure and stability for that tooth. Natural teeth also help support their neighboring teeth. Because teeth are designed to work together for functions like chewing, the more natural teeth that can be safely left in the mouth, the better!

A root canal procedure allows a natural tooth to stay in the mouth and continue to support your bite. Root canals prevent abscesses from forming in infected teeth and also prevent dangerous swelling or drainage problems from occurring.

Our dental office is very experienced at performing root canal procedures in Somersworth, NH. If you think you may need a root canal procedure done, please do not wait to seek treatment! Call us at Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire today!

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