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 Gerald K
Laura is the best!
- Gerald K
Patient Review by Deborah L
I appreciate the time Dr. Garden gave me to answer my questions. This provided me with the confidence I needed to move forward with the procedure. Dr. Garden has a friendly and helpful staff.
- Deborah L
Patient Review by Traci M
Great experience, and the procedure was almost pain free. They worked me in on a very busy day, because I was in so much pain. My only issue was some problems afterwards with my temporary crown, but that was caused more by the mouth guard I have to wear at night. I highly recommend this practice.
- Traci M
Patient Review by Melissa G
Exceptional- everyone is caring and competent. Exceptional experience thank you.
- Melissa G
Patient Review by Sandra D
My visits were pleasant & productive. Dr. Garden and her staff were very efficient and comforting.
- Sandra D
Patient Review by Leslie H
The whole experience was simple. All staff we encountered were patient, professional, and kind. The doctor and her assistant really seemed to care about the comfort of my son during his procedure. Overall, the best dental experience ever.
- Leslie H
Patient Review by Mary A
If I ever need another root canal treatment I would definitely have Dr. Garden do it.
- Mary A
Patient Review by Sherill S
Dr. Garden made me feel very comfortable about my procedure and the entire staff was kind and friendly. I had a very positive experience despite being nervous. I highly recommend Dr. Garden!
- Sherill S
Patient Review by Henriette B
Dr. Garden and the office staff are extremely professionally, plus friendly! My uncertain issue was explained in an easy to understand manner, as she called me in the evening after reviewing my 3D X-ray. Dr. Garden has state of the art equipment, which places her above the others.
- Henriette B
Patient Review by Phillip S
For a root canal it was painless and uneventful the Dr was fantastic as well as the sorry staff!
- Phillip S
Patient Review by DAVID T
Excellent, professional care. Dr. Garden is the best. No problems at all with my root canal.
- DAVID T
Patient Review by Len J
The entire procedure was done in an atmosphere of confidence and patient concern. Even commented to one of the staff about the difference in their office. Would gladly recommend this office if you are in need of their services.
- Len J
Patient Review by Bridget M
Despite having to have a root canal, it was actually a pleasant visit and experience! The staff were all very friendly and professional. The work I had done was great and I had barely any pain afterwards! Would definitely recommend them!!
- Bridget M
Patient Review by Stephen B
Great procedure,no pain,very professional.
- Stephen B
Patient Review by Melody E
Professional and friendly doctor and staff. They always follow up the day after your appointment to make sure everything is okay.
- Melody E
Patient Review by DAVID T
The entire staff made me feel comfortable. They are professional and kind. Dr. Gardner is the best.
- DAVID T
Patient Review by Masako S
Excellent care by Dr Garden and her staff
- Masako S
Patient Review by William M
Competent and earnestly sympathetic.
- William M
Patient Review by Scott L
Thank you very much!!
- Scott L
Patient Review by Phillip W
The entire experience from start to finish was awesome. Everyone in the office staff was wonderful and made sure I was well taken care of before and after the procedure. The procedure went way better than I expected, I usually dread these kind of things. This visit could not have been more positive.
- Phillip W