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 Frank P
- Frank P
Patient Review by Macey S
Much easier experience than I had anticipated. Staff made it very comfortable
- Macey S
Patient Review by Susie W
- Susie W
Patient Review by David H
Excellent experience! Highly recommended to friends and family.
- David H
Patient Review by Barrett S
No problem at all.
- Barrett S
Patient Review by Jenny P
Love this office and the staff!
- Jenny P
Patient Review by Javon S
Dr. Garden & staff were all very courteous. She explained to my son what she was doing & looking for throughout his procedure which helped to relax his nervousness. I was most impressed with her personal call a couple days later to check on my son to see how he was doing. I will definitely return & recommend Dr. Garden to others!
- Javon S
Patient Review by Teresa P
Dr. Garden and Her Staff are AWESOME!
- Teresa P
Patient Review by Clayton O
- Clayton O
Patient Review by Debbie N
I made appt. per Dr. Stephen's office saying I needed a root canal, but Dr. Garden told me different, so now I can continue to get the crown done for the cracked tooth that was already dead. Thanks again for the honesty and the pleasant visit.
- Debbie N
Patient Review by Michelle L
I appreciate everything this office handled. Professional on the phone, thorough in their explanations to me and they spoke very respectful to each other. Dr Gardens was great keeping me informed during the procedure and following up.
- Michelle L
Patient Review by Sandra M
I was treated very well, things explained and cared for my comfort. Office staff was professional and quick to respond to questions.
- Sandra M
Patient Review by BILLY L
EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTH AS A BABIES BUTT
- BILLY L
Patient Review by Heather J
By far the fastest and painless root canal I have had. The Dr. was amazing!
- Heather J
Patient Review by Chris S
- Chris S
Patient Review by George D
Staff was friendly, professional and overall a first class experience. Dr Garden was very thorough in explaining my prognosis following a 3D scan. She is so knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease with her assessments. I would recommend Dr Garden and her fine staff to any and everyone who would need these services.
- George D
Patient Review by Pam C
I would recommend Roanoke Endodontics to anyone needing a root canal. The staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Gardner and Kayla, her dental assistant, were very compassionate, knowledgeable, and thorough. The facility was clean and the environment was welcoming and put me at ease.
- Pam C
Patient Review by Jill M
I was so pleased by the way my 15 year old daughter was treated by Dr. Laura Garden and the whole staff. They were accommodating to her special needs, and the root canal procedure went very well. I can highly recommend this practice!
- Jill M
Patient Review by Eric N
Music selection is especially refreshing.
- Eric N
Patient Review by Susie W
Sorry Katie, I just now saw the reminder voice messages.
- Susie W