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 a 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 96 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Michael C

No pain Excellent care

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Patient Review by Ken G

After hearing horror stories about root canals for years, I can say that's not the case here. The staff was pleasant, attentive and professional. Dr. Laura was wonderful. She has a soft touch and before I knew it, it was over and pain free from start to finish.

- Ken G

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Patient Review by Raymond S

Everyone was very friendly and Dr. Gardner took the time to answer all my questions and made me feel very comfortable.

- Raymond S

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Patient Review by Addison C

Great experience here with all staff!

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Patient Review by Rebecca T

This was my very first Root Canal and I was pleased how you and your staff made me feel so much at ease. You told me ahead everything that would happen. The root canal was not that bad at all. Thank you for taking such good care of me during this time.

- Rebecca T

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Patient Review by Tara C

Dr. Garden was very personable during the office visits and put me at ease during the procedure. The office staff was efficient in scheduling my appointments and even when I needed to come in last minute.

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Patient Review by G G

Excellent professional personal

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Patient Review by John R

This was my 4th or 5th root canal, and it was one of the best and smoothest.

- John R

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Patient Review by Ron G

This was an emergency visit as my regular dentist was on vacation ... Very happy I was referred there ...

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Patient Review by Judy S

Everyone was so friendly and Dr. Garden explained everything fully

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Patient Review by Pamela C

Excellent care. Very knowledgeable about the procedures she performs. Would recommend her to everyone who needs the dental care she does. Very personable and friendly.

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Patient Review by Emily F

I had a wonderful experience. Considering the procedure (root canal), having a wonderful experience with the doctor and staff really helped to make this not-so-desirable necessity much easier to navigate. Dr. Garden called the day after each procedure to check on me, and genuinely seemed to care about my xperience and recovery as her patient. I would absolutely recommend her -and her staff- to anyone needing endodontic services. Thanks for a great experience...and no more tooth pain!

- Emily F

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Patient Review by Melody E

Dr Garden and staff was professional and friendly. Let you know each step of the procedure and what to expect. Gave instructions on aftercare and followed up with a phone call afterwards. Provided my dentist a detailed report.

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Patient Review by Ciro R

The best medical experience I’ve had since moving here from Washington state 3 years ago. Everyone here is professional and friendly.

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Patient Review by Thomas F

Outstanding care; extremely professional & courteous staff; sound technical expertise; absolutely pain free; would eagerly return for additional care; strongly recommend.

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Patient Review by NANCY F

Great service. Made me feel very comfortable and very personalized service. All of the staff could not have been more kind and professional.


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Patient Review by William A

My first expierence with Dr. Garden. She went the extra mile for me. Always professional,friendly, and courteous.

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Patient Review by Cindy N

The most awesome fun medical office I've ever been in. The staff and Doctor have the best personalities on the planet and make you feel as if you're in your own home having the procedure done. Between them and the joy you hear throughout the office and the incredible music they play, you forget where you are and why you're there. I've made friends for life:)

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Patient Review by steve r

One of the Best!!

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