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.

For more information about Root Canal or to schedule a consult with Dr. Garden, please use our online Appointment form or call our office in Salem at Salem VA Endodontic Office Phone Number 540-989-6648.

Root Canal Overview | Post Root Canal | Root Canal Cost | Patient Reviews: Root Canals

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

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp

Illustrated Root Canal procedure

A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

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.

Endodontic Presentation

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

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Roanoke Endodontics, we invite you to fill out an online patient review.

Roanoke Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 164 Root Canal reviews.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Patient Review by William A

Dr Garden performed a root canal on a rear tooth through a crown. It was quick and painless. She had me back shortly for a check and then after a year for a check. She treated me very well. I would recommend her to anyone.

- William A

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Patient Review by James M

Nice office & staff

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Patient Review by HEATHER R

good experience over all.


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Patient Review by Brian W

Dr. Garner and all of her staff are super. I was extremely anxious about having a root canal and was surprised to have a completely pain-free experience. D. Garner takes the time to explain what she is doing and why. She also follows up the following day with a phone call to ensure you are not having any issues.

- Brian W

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Patient Review by Paul K

great service and kept me informed-very attentive

- Paul K

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Patient Review by Deborah Goodwin G

Staff was courteous and professional. Great care was taken explaining the procedure and what to expect. I especially appreciate the follow up call the following day.

- Deborah Goodwin G

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Patient Review by Clifton S

It’s so wonderful too be pain free!! Before the root canal, it was a constant annoyance. Thank you so much!!

- Clifton S

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Patient Review by Gene R

Willing to return if circumstances require, but still not looking forward to another root canal. Ha.

- Gene R

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Patient Review by Michael M

Very friendly and nice.

- Michael M

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Patient Review by Rebecca T

Staff and Dr. were knowledgeable and understanding of my situation. Procedure alleviated my pain and I received a follow-up call from the doctor the next day.

- Rebecca T

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Patient Review by Thomas A

Outstanding care and Dr was magnificent procedure was painless and through!

- Thomas A

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Patient Review by John W

Great staff. Very professional. Keep up the good work!

- John W

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Patient Review by Diana F

Dr. Garden was amazing and very caring.....Great experience!

- Diana F

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Patient Review by David T

As I told Doctor Garden when she was finished with my root canal (albeit with a mouth still numb from the local anesthetic), I felt her work was like the crossroads between art & science.

- David T

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