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 C
very professional job;
- William C
Patient Review by Roger B
All was good!
- Roger B
Patient Review by adrian l
very professional, considerably better than experiences I have at other endodontic places.
- adrian l
Patient Review by Anna H
All my anxiety and fear was set aside after a root canal by Laura Garden. It went much better than expected.
- Anna H
Patient Review by Ed F
Very professional and high quality
- Ed F
Patient Review by Jane T
For having my first root canal I was very happy with everything done and the employees
- Jane T
Patient Review by Marisa R
Not a bad experience. Which says something as I am having to pay $1800 and have my teeth drilled on.
- Marisa R
Patient Review by Aaron B
My dentist highly recommended Dr. Garden for my needed root canal procedure. Even though there was another endodontist closer to home, I took my dentist's recommendation. I consulted with Dr. Garden and immediately felt comfortable with her and her staff. She answered my many questions confidently. Circumstances required a two-month wait until my procedure, but two weeks prior to the procedure, my tooth infection returned. I called Roanoke Endodontics to ask if they could bump my procedure up. They didn't have any open appointments at the time I called, but later in the day a staff member called me to say they had an appointment open up the next day. I took it. The procedure and subsequent recovery went very smoothly. Dr. Garden sent me home with clear post-procedure instructions as well as contact information in case of complications. I hope I never need the services of an endodontist again, but if I do, I would return to Dr. Garden.
- Aaron B
Patient Review by Larry M
I was a first time patient and was treated like a an old friend. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. All staff were very professional and concerned about my care.
- Larry M
Patient Review by Lanny R
Laura and the entire staff is amazing!
- Lanny R
Patient Review by Elizabeth H
Dr. Garden and her staff were friendly and welcoming. They answered all my questions and did an excellent job with my procedure. When I experienced some post procedure pain, Dr. Garden was available outside her usual office hours and saw to it that I the got pain relief I needed.I am grateful for their care!
- Elizabeth H
Patient Review by Angel C
All of you took great care of me, it's truly appreciated, thanks to all of you.
- Angel C
Patient Review by Carlee J
My root canal was pain free! It was a pleasantly quick procedure. I will come back if I ever need work done again!
- Carlee J
Patient Review by Linda H
Dr. Garden was wonderful!!! Her staff was very helpful and very nice. I liked everyone there. My root canal went very smoothly and I will return. I have to have another root canal and I am very "at ease" about having it because Dr. Garden will be performing the procedure. I would definitely recommend her.
- Linda H
Patient Review by Ron S
- Ron S
Patient Review by Greg S
Best experience I have ever had at the dentist. I would recommend this team to everyone/anyone who needs this type of work done.
- Greg S
Patient Review by Roger B
All was good
- Roger B
Patient Review by Dereta Perry P
I was pleased with the treatment that I received and every one was friendly and patient.
- Dereta Perry P
Patient Review by Marvin Dennis Reaser, Jr. R
- Marvin Dennis Reaser, Jr. R
Patient Review by Andrew B
Very professional and friendly staff that made me feel at ease, and as for my root canal everything went as smoothly and painlessly possible.
- Andrew B