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 Amber B
The entire appt. went great. Couldn't have asked for better. They exceeded my expectations.
- Amber B
Patient Review by Joseph H
Quick and painless
- Joseph H
Patient Review by Donita P
I found Dr. Garden to be very professionally competent. She is friendly, knowledgeable and gentle, and the procedure was quite painless. I have had other root canals that were awful, long and uncomfortable.
- Donita P
Patient Review by Michael W
Everyone at the office from start to finish were very nice and very accommodating. The procedure was very pleasant as far as root canals go, thanks to the care and attention from the doctor and staff.
- Michael W
Patient Review by ADIB A
Quick and professional, very friendly staff
- ADIB A
Patient Review by Jennifer B
Very pleasant experience from start to finish - Dr. Garden is awesome!
- Jennifer B
Patient Review by Melvin H
Only negative comment was cost of procedure for non-insurance patients.
- Melvin H
Patient Review by Julie B
No one wants a root canal, but if you have to have one, this is the place to go. I was so relaxed, my fit bit showed I was sleeping! Dr. Garden's bedside manner is natural. It can not be taught in a medical school. She has found her niche and I am so happy I was referred to her.
- Julie B
Patient Review by Valentina K
Overall I was very pleased with both the staff and Dr. Garden. All were friendly and answered all questions and concerns very professionally.
- Valentina K
Patient Review by Paul P
- Paul P
Patient Review by Mark W
Dr. Garden and her staff were totally professional, efficient, and courteous. They explained everything and always kept me informed and made me feel comfortable. The care and treatment I received were outstanding. I highly recommend Dr. Garden and her office.
- Mark W
Patient Review by Ashley Y
I was really nervous about my first root canal! All staff and Doctor were very friendly and helpful! This made my experience a breeze! Also appreciated being worked in so quickly.
- Ashley Y
Patient Review by Yvonne K
Dr. Garden was very pleasant but unfortunately at this time a root canal was not warranted - had to have my tooth pulled but she helped me get an appointment within 30 minutes to get that procedure done. I've no doubt when I need another root canal done that I will use these people again. Everyone was very nice and welcoming.
- Yvonne K
Patient Review by Paula D
A very positive experience State-of-the-art equipment Dr. Garden was informative and engaged throughout the experience. Many thanks!
- Paula D
Patient Review by Amy W
Highly recommend. As someone who has become increasingly anxious about dental procedures...for no obvious reason, the staff helped me settle into my procedure, and were very kind. Good music too!
- Amy W
Patient Review by Lyn B
Very informative. Will definitely recommend. Concern and interest vi focus on patient through a traumatic procedure makes a world of difference.
- Lyn B
Patient Review by Pam C
I was very impressed with Dr. Garden’s office. Her staff is friendly and courteous. Dr. Garden did an excellent and pain free root canal on my tooth. I would recommend her to anyone that needed any specialized dental care.
- Pam C
Patient Review by Cynthia D
Dr. Garden and her staff are extremely accommodating and very professional. They answered all of my questions and put my fears at ease. What is rumored to be a torturous root canal was performed with very little discomfort. I would highly recommend to anyone, especially those who are apprehensive when having dental procedures done!!!
- Cynthia D
Patient Review by Karen T
I would definitely recommend this office if anyone I know needs a dental procedure.
- Karen T
Patient Review by Brian P
I would highly recommend Dr. Garden
- Brian P