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 William W
I was very pleased with my overall experience. The staff was extremely friendly and professional. Waiting times were very short. Dr. Garden called me the day after my procedure to check on me and to see how I was doing. I would definitely recommend this office.
- William W
Patient Review by K M
Everything went well.
- K M
Patient Review by Vicki H
Everyone was very friendly and made my visit as comfortable as possible. Dr. Garden explained everything and did a great job. Thank you!
- Vicki H
Patient Review by Karyn F
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Patient Review by Bill W
Very pleased with the office staffs friendliness and professionalism.
- Bill W
Patient Review by Leslie S
I explained that I was a terrible dental patient at the initial consultation. Dr Garden was very patient and understanding. Things couldn’t have gone better!
- Leslie S
Patient Review by Mark F
I had a very positive experience.
- Mark F
Patient Review by Sue Z
- Sue Z
Patient Review by James W
Everyone was personable and professional. Dr. Garden explained the procedure all the way through. Procedure was painless and done in a very reasonable amount of time. Certainly root canals are not fun, but this was a very good experience.
- James W
Patient Review by Connie F
I will highly recommend Roanoke Endodontics to family and friends who may need these services.Dr. Laura Garden was gentle and reassuring!
- Connie F
Patient Review by Serena T
Dreaded this procedure. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful putting me at ease. Dr told me what she was going to do before each step she took. Very professional and caring.
- Serena T
Patient Review by Marty C
- Marty C
Patient Review by Mark D
A perfect exoerience
- Mark D
Patient Review by Anna H H
I had suffered over 3-4 years with hot and cold sensations. I even tried another dentist about 8 months ago. Not a good experience. Salem VA sent me to Dr Garden. The relief I had even the night after the root canal is indescribable. Dr Garden and staff I highly recommend.
- Anna H H
Patient Review by Kevin F
overall a great experience in having a root canal. nothing like the stories you hear about. was in and out in less than an hour and had very little pain after.
- Kevin F
Patient Review by Deborah S
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Patient Review by Ricky S
Quick and painless
- Ricky S
Patient Review by Randall D
I am very happy with everything concerning Dr. Laura Garden and her staff!!!
- Randall D
Patient Review by Michael T
Dr. Garden and her staff were very friendly and professional while taking care of my dental issues. Dr.Garden’s skills were exceptional, and I would highly recommend her to others for dental work.
- Michael T
Patient Review by Christopher F
The staff was very friendly and I enjoyed my appointment.
- Christopher F