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 443 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Bonnie C

I am very pleased with my procedure. I had hardly any pain afterwards. I would definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone.

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Patient Review by John E

Felt very comfortable in this office. The staff and Dr. Garden were very professional. When addressing you they gave you their full attention and explained everything clearly. They made sure you had an understanding of your particular procedure.

- John E

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Patient Review by Mark O

This was my first time at this office, and I would definitely recommend them. Everyone there was professional, polite, and courteous. They answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable during my visit.

- Mark O

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Patient Review by Lora B

Everyone was so nice every time I was at the office or ever spoke over the phone. I know the procedure did not fix my Problem, but that does not mean Dr. Laura and her team did not do everything that they could to take care of me. I would definitely go back there and recommend them to others.

- Lora B

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Patient Review by Douglas M

Very professional and informative!

- Douglas M

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Patient Review by Barbara H

Caring and competent

- Barbara H

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Patient Review by KAREN M

Dr. Garden and her staff were very friendly.


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Patient Review by Karen V

Friendly and efficient staff. Much appreciated. Thanks for making a "scary" procedure less scary. 🙂

- Karen V

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Patient Review by Jeff W

I have had very negative experiences in the past with dental procedures and consultations. I was very pleased to not only feel at ease, but to have some hope for restoration.

- Jeff W

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Patient Review by Elaina F

Everyone was very nice and helpful and made the entire process easy. Would definitely recommend!!

- Elaina F

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Patient Review by Linda H

Dr. Garden and her staff are WONDERFUL!!!! They are very professional and make you feel very comfortable before any procedure is started. I will definitely recommend them to all of my family and friends.

- Linda H

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Patient Review by Sydney W

Loved the headphones option as the procedure was being done!

- Sydney W

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Patient Review by Denny B

would highly recommend this office and Doctor to anyone I know! great people !

- Denny B

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Patient Review by Blake S

Great service! The technicians were super nice and offered Bluetooth headphones during the procedure. Laura was extremely skilled and even used a microscope during the root canal. No pain and they even called the next day to follow up!

- Blake S

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Patient Review by David A

Very grateful for the professionalism. It was a great experience too to bottom.

- David A

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Patient Review by Liz M

Dental offices scare me to death , especially if it's somewhere new. I have severe TMJ and dental visits can be very painful for me. The staff were so kind and made me feel comfortable. I may need two more root canals and feel totally confident/comfortable for a return visit.

- Liz M

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Patient Review by Rosemary L

My regular dentist referred me to Dr Garden for root canal work and I am glad she did. The staff and Dr Garden have been gracious to me in scheduling, letting me know up front what my co-pays are, in explaining procedures and what is being done. I have also received follow up phone calls from the staff and Dr Garden herself. I would highly recommend Dr Garden for endodontic needs.

- Rosemary L

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Patient Review by Kim C

So thankful that I was able to get in early when I started to have more problems. Beyond thankful that they were able to do my root canal that day, I was in so much pain! Office is very efficient!

- Kim C

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Patient Review by Joshua G

I think this was the best service I have ever had with any business. Extremely friendly staff. Great communication around the cost of the procedure. The Dr. called to check on me the day after. Everything was top notch.

- Joshua G

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