Welcome to Southern New Hampshire Endodontics

Thank you for your interest in Southern New Hampshire Endodontics. By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown confidence you will receive the finest endodontic care possible.  Endodontic specialist, Dr. Michael Marshall and his experienced team of assistants and office personnel have the goal of providing their patients with an exceptional experience.  When performed carefully endodontics can be accomplished in a very pleasant, comfortable manner and is an effective means of saving a tooth and maintaining the integrity of your natural dentition.    

Dr. Marshall is a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists and has been consistently selected by his peers as one of the top endodontists in New Hampshire.  In fact, he has been bestowed this honor again in 2014 (to be published in the August issue of New Hampshire Magazine).  His mission is to provide unsurpassed quality in an environment of professionalism, caring and clinical excellence.  Please enjoy our website and learn more about endodontics and how we can help you.  Please see our “Testimonial” tab to see what other patients have to say about their experience with us.

We hope the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 603-624-9786.  We are located in the Dartmouth Commons complex in Manchester, New Hampshire (see On Line Map & Driving Instructions).

What is a root canal?

Endodontics, commonly known as root canal therapy, is specialty area of dentistry which deals with saving teeth that might otherwise require extraction.  It is also one of the most common dental procedures and when provided in a careful and compassionate manner, can be one of the easiest to receive.  With well over 14 million performed every year, this simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. Losing any tooth, front or back, will have consequences for your appearance, chewing ability and overall health.  A missing front tooth can cause embarrassment.  The loss of a back tooth can seriously affect your ability to chew food properly and cause teeth to shift, which could have other long-term consequences.  Endodontics involves carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of a tooth, then filling and sealing the canal space with a special root filling material.  Depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances, modern root canal treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments.  Afterward, you return to your dentist, who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect it and restore it to full function.  Remember:  nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural tooth!  For more information regarding endodontics and how we might be able to help you, please visit our Root Canal Therapy page under our “Procedures” tab.

Are there specialists who do only root canals? 

Endodontists are specialists in root canal therapy.  They have completed four years of dental school and then received at least two years of additional, post-graduate training in endodontics.  By limiting their practice to only endodontics, they are known as experts in this field of dentistry and perform routine as well as difficult and very complex endodontic procedures.  As a result of their specialty training and years of experience, endodontists are skilled in finding causes of oral and facial pain, managing and relieving tooth pain, treating traumatic injuries to teeth, as well as dealing with calcified, tortuous and intricate canal systems.  Dr. Marshall has more than 20 years of experience as an Endodontist and has achieved a reputation for providing excellent care in an extraordinary manner.  He utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including digital imaging, operating microscopes, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics while performing root canal treatment.  Advanced technologies, together with specialized techniques allow for very accurate and comfortable treatment.

How can i learn more?

Please feel free to navigate through our website.  It was designed to provide you with information which will help you decide what is best for you.  Or, call us at 603-624-9786 and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.