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 or Dr. Mar, 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 and Dr. Mar use 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 663 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Sarah H

Dr. Garden and her staff are amazing! Everyone is very friendly and Dr. Garden takes her time to make sure you are okay throughout the procedure. Dr. Garden even calls the next day to check on you!

- Sarah H

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Patient Review by Margaret L

This was as wonderful an experience as a root canal can be. Everyone was very patient and kind, very communicative during the procedure and following up after.

- Margaret L

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Patient Review by Michael M

Seen her twice and still don't know what she looks like. Loose the mask!

- Michael M

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Patient Review by Charles G

The doctor was awesome. Mary was a great assistant everything flowed smooth. The bill hurts the most. Like any medical procedures they are pricy.

- Charles G

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Patient Review by Al S

VERY great visit

- Al S

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Patient Review by Matt C

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Garden and her entire staff. They are all the utmost professionals and care deeply about their patients. While I hope to never have another root canal, I can now see why this office was so recommended by my Dentist.

- Matt C

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Patient Review by Bonnie M

Very friendly, efficient and professional experience.

- Bonnie M

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Patient Review by Ginger E

Extremely pleasant and efficient. I was in and out for a root canal in slightly under and hour!

- Ginger E

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Patient Review by Jess C

Thank you! I appreciate the follow up over the weekend.

- Jess C

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Patient Review by Kristin W

A root canal isn't much fun, but you made it as pleasant as it could possibly be. Thank you!

- Kristin W

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Patient Review by Laura A

This was much less painful/uncomfortable than the root canal I had in April at Blue Ridge. The practice of keeping the suction tube in the whole time was a lifesaver, since the worst part of the 1st root canal was feeling like I was choking the whole time. I also have no real pain today in my tooth or gums, which is crazy.

- Laura A

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Patient Review by Karen T

very nice and really explained the procedures well while doing the work.

- Karen T

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Patient Review by Cindy C

Sitting in a dentist chair can be very stressful for me as I have had a fair amount of dental work done over the years. Dr. Garden and her assistant were very gentle, explaining what they were doing along the way.

- Cindy C

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Patient Review by Barbara C

My procedure was explained to me and I felt comfortable and reassured from start to finish. Dr. Mar was so kind checking on me the next day (which was a Saturday).

- Barbara C

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Patient Review by William B

Would highly recommend

- William B

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Patient Review by jane h

I can't imagine a more positive experience. Dr. Garden and staff are professional, friendly, overall wonderful!

- jane h

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Patient Review by Janet M

Having a root canal never fun, but this office made the procedure very easy and virtually painless. Everyone I spoke with or that was involved in the procedure was absolutely fantastic. I would definitely recommend them.

- Janet M

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Patient Review by Brandy O

This is by far the best team/office I have ran across. All of them are very knowledgeable and friendly. Dr Gardner is amazing! I have been here a few times and they are the only ones I will trust with care needed in the future. Keep up the amazing work!

- Brandy O

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Patient Review by WILLIAM L



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