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 274 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Susan M

Doctor and staff were very pleasant and professional. I am a little nervous about dental work, but they made me feel relaxed.

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Patient Review by Robert H

Outstanding customer service will go back if I need to and would recommend to anyone

- Robert H

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Patient Review by Marina D

The best endodontist in Roanoke!! I will ne er go anywhere else.

- Marina D

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Patient Review by Bernie S

Nice, polite squad of ladies.

- Bernie S

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Patient Review by Caterina T

Fully equipped with the latest technology to ensure accuracy and confidence. Dr.Garden has wonderful bedside manners and answers all your questions thoroughly and patiently regardless of how many.

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Patient Review by Richard Z

My overall experience was excellent. The entire staff was very nice and professional. Although I hope I don't require another procedure but if I do, I will not hesitate to return to Roanoke Endodontics!

- Richard Z

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Patient Review by John E

The entire staff and Dr. Laura are very courteous and professional, they put you at ease. They show and let you know you are important to them. If you need endodontics I highly recommend Roanoke Endodontics

- John E

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Patient Review by Vincenzo P

Two root canals done quickly with little pain. Very professional.

- Vincenzo P

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Patient Review by Roger B

The above says it all! Dr.Garden and her staff are great!

- Roger B

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Patient Review by Mary S

Very friendly and informative on what they were doing. I was very pleased with Dr. Garden and her asst. Dr Garden called me the next day to check on me. Very nice for her to take the time to dot that.

- Mary S

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Patient Review by Courtney J

I was nervous going in since I had never had anything like a root canal done before but my tooth feels great! Dr. Garden and her staff were very understanding and thorough in their work and explanations. I would highly recommend and will return if other care is ever needed!

- Courtney J

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Patient Review by Davis L

How’s that . Better?

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Patient Review by Daniel (Bill) S

Very pleased with the overall experience.

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Patient Review by Margaret H

I definitely recommend Dr. Garden and her office staff. I received outstanding care from the whole office. A+++++

- Margaret H

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Patient Review by Bill W

My experience was all positive. No complications. Will definitely use again if needed.

- Bill W

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Patient Review by Kimberly P

Excellent experience....

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Patient Review by Daniel C

I received the kind of service I always hope for, and sometimes get. Top marks all around.

- Daniel C

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Patient Review by Donald M

The office at Roanoke Endodontics is very clean and comfortable. The staff and doctor are very knowledgeable, efficient and pleasant.

- Donald M

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Patient Review by David C

Very professional and explained everything so well

- David C

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