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 and Dr. Mar use 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy 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 Sue D
The staff was very professional and courteous
- Sue D
Patient Review by Phyllis T
I would definitely return. There is no wait time, which is great since I do not like to have my time wasted. Everyone is knowledgeable, friendly and courteous.
- Phyllis T
Patient Review by BONNIE C
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Patient Review by Whitney A
A great experience during a rough time for my daughter.
- Whitney A
Patient Review by Paul M
I really can't say enough good things about these ladies. They made the process, treatment, and follow-ups easy and convenient! Dr. Laura was hugely accommodating to my tolerance to dental anesthesia and gave me as much as was needed to get the job done. I dont know about anxiety medications for dental work, but I am certain that she and her staff will make it clear and as easy as possibke to obtain,
- Paul M
Patient Review by Erin P
Thank you for making what seemed like a terrifying experience quite pleasant!
- Erin P
Patient Review by Heather J
This is the nicest endodontic I have been to. Very fast and both times I needed a root canal it was done same day. Highly recommended anyone going here. Staff is super friendly and sweet.b
- Heather J
Patient Review by Phil D
The root canal was done painlessly with excellent care by staff. I had some discomfort in the days following the procedure and Dr. Mar called, gave me advice and ordered an antibiotic which helped a great deal. I felt that I was supported and that meant a lot to me.
- Phil D
Patient Review by Tina A
Excellent patient teaching! Dr. Mar is a calm, reassuring provider! I was very anxious and Dr.Mar and staff made my experience as pleasant as possible.
- Tina A
Patient Review by Chuck J
First class all the way !! Dr. Mar and her staff are outstanding !!
- Chuck J
Patient Review by Marjorie G
You cannot go wrong here. Everyone is excellenr at what they do. I actually enjoy dental visits, can you believe it?
- Marjorie G
Patient Review by Sarah H
I could not have asked for a better experience with my root canal. Dr. Garden and her staff are all wonderful!
- Sarah H
Patient Review by Frank P
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Patient Review by Chuck J
Got my 1st ever root canal yesterday and I was pretty nervous about it. Dr. Mar and her staff were the epitome of professional and made me feel at ease right away !! I was told what was going to happen with clear detail throughout the entire procedure and my comfort was kept track of the whole time. Now the morning after I have minimal discomfort and have confidence that I am on the road to recovery. What I feared was going to be a very bad experience was totally the opposite and I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr.Mar and her staff to anyone needing an Endodontist !!
- Chuck J
Patient Review by Dave C
Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate staff. I appreciated all that they did for me.
- Dave C
Patient Review by Francis W
Everything went smoothly with all aspects of my visit.
- Francis W
Patient Review by Tory G
Hands down best dental experience my child has ever had. He was nervous at first due to past experiences. This staff made him comfortable in every aspect throughout the duration of his procedure. To say that I was highly impressed would be an understatement.
- Tory G
Patient Review by Tracy J
I've had several root canals in my life, and this was the best experience I have had with one. This is never a fun process, but they made it as easy and painless as possible.
- Tracy J
Patient Review by J Rick T
Friendly, informative service and care. I appreciated the personal and consistent care.
- J Rick T
Patient Review by Clemens F
Very courteous, professional, friendly
- Clemens F