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 Amanda S
Everyone was amazing. The staff went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable during the entire procedure. Dr. Garden even called the next morning to check in. I would absolutely recommend this team to anyone needing care.
- Amanda S
Patient Review by tim b
From start to finish, the staff and Dr. Garden made me feel at ease...explained everything, provided upfront financial estimate, followed up with a welfare phone check.
- tim b
Patient Review by Song L
Procedure was really fast.
- Song L
Patient Review by Bonnie H
Staff was great and care given was also.
- Bonnie H
Patient Review by Eugene M
Dr. Garden was excellent, she took time to explain things to me, made sure I was comfortable and exceeded all my expectations. She and her staff were very attentive and caring and I recommend her services to anyone. She is an excellent dentist.
- Eugene M
Patient Review by Eugene M
I was impressed with the friendly and professional manor in which the Dr, and staff performed. I was examined and after explaining what was happening in my situation I was given options to choose what treatment I would receive. After the procedure the Dr. explained what she had done and what care I should take for the next couple of days and was given an appointment for a checkup. The staff, Dr and service was exceptional !.
- Eugene M
Patient Review by Constance G
Awesome. Very kind
- Constance G
Patient Review by Jeremiusz S
The great and professional service was provided.
- Jeremiusz S
Patient Review by david K
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Patient Review by Glenn T
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Patient Review by bernd g
Courteous treatment during check in and out. Very friendly staff. No waiting time... Would highly recommend Dr. Garden for treatment.
- bernd g
Patient Review by Sheryl G
Dr Garden was great and very thoughtful. As my discomfort began at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Garden kept me comfortable with antibiotics until her office could open to see me. Followed up with a phone call at home several days after my procedure!
- Sheryl G
Patient Review by tori h
considering the coronavirus, the staff was wonderful. I had to postpone my original date twice,but the staff stayed in touch with me to see how I was doing. Thank yall so much.
- tori h
Patient Review by Leo C
I'm a happy customer!
- Leo C
Patient Review by Carolyn R
Dr. Garden and her entire staff was wonderful in every way! Everything that was to take place was explained to me as soon as I sat down in the chair. I feel that Dr. Garden performed my root canal in a very timely fashion. Her "chairside" manner was amazing!!! I will definitely recommend her! Thank you so much for making this experience so stress free!
- Carolyn R
Patient Review by Miranda E
Dr. Garden takes her time and is very thorough and efficient. Everyone in her office is amazing and professional. High recommend.
- Miranda E
Patient Review by Bailey D
My son was referred here for a major sports dental injury. Dr. Garden was more than willing to explain the procedure and answer all my questions. I would recommend Dr. Garden to anyone in Roanoke!
- Bailey D
Patient Review by Jonathan (Dwayne) A
I was very pleased with everyone at this facility. I was in an emergent situation and they got me in within a couple days and Dr. Garden was a very personable and attentative doctor. She even responded within minutes on an after hour call and called the very next morning to check up on me. I highly recommend her and this office to anyone that needs top quality work done
- Jonathan (Dwayne) A
Patient Review by Thomas T
5th Root Canal beginning in the late 60's, amazed at the changes in technology over the years.
- Thomas T
Patient Review by Paula H
Excellent service from beginning to end. Dr. Garden was clear in explaining what she was doing and what to expect at each step.
- Paula H