Root Canal Treatment in Salem VA
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.
Root Canal Overview
Root canal 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. Dr. Garden uses 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.
Illustrations of healthy and inflamed teeth
Illustrated Root Canal procedure
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 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. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will a root canal cost?
The cost associated with root canals 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 Patient Reviews: Root Canal
Patient Review by Vicki A
Wonderful staff - totally put you at ease.
- Vicki A
Patient Review by Roy R
The staff and Doctor were very professional. My first visit went well.
- Roy R
Patient Review by Bonnie S
Wonderful people, fast and efficient!
- Bonnie S
Patient Review by Karla S
Impressed and appreciative of the professionalism and demeanor of everyone I encountered.
- Karla S
Patient Review by Lauren V
Super great group of people!
- Lauren V
Patient Review by Dorisa T
Mary and Dr Garden were extremely friendly. Dr Garden is so efficient and the procedure was painless. I couldn’t believe that my procedure was done so quickly.
- Dorisa T
Patient Review by Martin H
This is the best experience I’ve had with a healthcare practice. Dr. Garden clearly cares about her patients and this is shown in every aspect of her practice.
- Martin H
Patient Review by Tamela C
I was really impressed with your kindness & willingness to answer my questions & you all were a very knowledgeable staff. Thank you
- Tamela C
Patient Review by Valerie C
A very positive experience from start to finish and everyone was so polite and professional.
- Valerie C
Patient Review by Heather S
Staff was so kind! Dr. Garden even called the next day to check on me. You are in good hands with Dr Garden and team.
- Heather S
Patient Review by Sheila D
I have had root canals at other places. This was my best experience with a root canal! Dr. Garden is exceptional!
- Sheila D
Patient Review by Johnathan O
Super pleased with this experience overall. Dr. Garden was so personable and caring when I was in pain. I will definitely choose her for any future needs.
- Johnathan O
Patient Review by Richard A
Everyone was very friendly & helpful.
- Richard A
Patient Review by Linda E
Made me feel at ease. Explained everything thoroughly and gave me confidence. Not dreading next root canal as much now. Thank you!
- Linda E
Patient Review by Mary G
Being my first root canal, I was very nervous. Dr Garden & her staff eased my worries and nervousness as well as worked diligently and gently during the two procedures. I hope this is my only need but certainly I’ll return to Dr Garden for future care.
- Mary G
Patient Review by Jeffrey D
This is an outstanding practice staffed by courteous, patient-oriented professionals and led by an outstanding practitioner. I would endorse and recommend 1,000 times over.
- Jeffrey D
Patient Review by Melissa B
First time visit, root canal. Very pleased with everything.
- Melissa B
Patient Review by Martin H
This was an incredibly positive experience from both the expertise and patient care. I would never go anywhere else for endodontal treatment.
- Martin H
Patient Review by Virginia B
Friendly staff. Worked me in early which was a relief. Caring and reassuring.
- Virginia B
Patient Review by Paul P
Dr. Laura Garden and her team do really good work!
- Paul P