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 346 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Audrey T

Very good

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Patient Review by Glen T

I needed a root canal in order to have my crown completed. My current dental insurance was ending the end of April. Dr. Garden's staff contacted me as soon as an open appointment was available. The procedure was fast and everything was done to make sure I was comfortable. Excellent doctor and staff.

- Glen T

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Patient Review by Gary H

Fast procedure

- Gary H

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Patient Review by Terry E

First Dr Garden is a fine person and a Great Endodontist and her staff is remarkable.

- Terry E

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Patient Review by Bayes W

The services of you and the staff were outstanding! I thank you so very much! --Bayes W.

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Patient Review by Geno I

Courteous professional staff and caring compassionate health care.

- Geno I

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Patient Review by Nancy A

I had put off getting a toothache looked at When my dentist said I needed a root canal, he recommended Dr. Garden. I was able to get in right away and had the procedure. It was quick and easy She was friendly an gentle. If I need another root canal or have a friend who needs an endodontist, I will definitely recommend Dr. Garden!

- Nancy A

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Patient Review by Paul H

I have to be honest, the whole experience was great. I just have a thing about giving perfect scores, but you all were the closest thing to perfect out of a dental office I have ever had to pleasure to be a part of.....all questions were a 4.995 out of 5

- Paul H

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Patient Review by Arianna D

Made it easy and comfortable, looking forward to having work done by them.

- Arianna D

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Patient Review by Melissa W

I was extremely nervous and they put me at ease. Had a great experience. They are caring and knowledgeable

- Melissa W

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Patient Review by Cindy E

I was pleased with the care I recieved and would return if needed. Thank you

- Cindy E

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Patient Review by Briea H

Was a great experience they called two days after my root canal to check on my I was very satisfied with the work done

- Briea H

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Patient Review by Virginia F

They made a difficult procedure as comfortable as possible.

- Virginia F

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Patient Review by Lane R

Very Friendly No Pain

- Lane R

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Patient Review by Terry J

The entire appointment was comfortable. Everyone showed such respect and kindness.

- Terry J

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Patient Review by Monique M

A wonderful experience for a not so wonderful situation. Thank you to all the staff! You all were absolutely phenomenal

- Monique M

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Patient Review by Pamela H H

I was in terrible pain and I was so impressed. Thank you

- Pamela H H

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Patient Review by Heather C

Dr Garden and her team were kind, efficient and an absolute dream team. I would absolutely recommend anyone to Roanoke endo. Thank you all so much.

- Heather C

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Patient Review by Robert K

As far as root canals go my experience with the procedure and staff was very good.

- Robert K

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