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 126 Root Canal reviews.

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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Patient Review by Roger B

Dr.Garden was great! The entire experience (which I was not looking forward to at all!) was hassle and pain free! I would absolutely visit Roanoke Endotonics again,if (heaven forbid!) the need arises!

- Roger B

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Patient Review by Melissa P

Very friendly..explained procedure and process

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Patient Review by Rebecca Y

Very pleased with the service and the timely manner of scheduling an appointment. Office staff is great and Dr. Garden is very attentive to your needs.

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Patient Review by Magdiel Fisher R

Thanks Dr. Laura Garden and staffs for helping me and family to a normal life back. No more pain!!!!

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Patient Review by Oana S

So far it has been a great experience working with this Dr. and staff. Thank you!

- Oana S

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Patient Review by William D

Dr Garden was very thorough in explaining each phase of the procedure which reduced any level of anxiety.

- William D

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Patient Review by Margie B

Dr. Garden was great. I was very scared to have a root canal and she put me at ease. Other than the needles, which weren't that bad, the root canal was not painful. The only disappointment was that Dr. Garden was almost done when she discovered that the tooth was cracked and I have to get it pulled anyway. But as far as the procedure itself, I was very pleased.

- Margie B

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Patient Review by Alysha P

Going to the dentist can be a bit dreadful but Dr. Garden is very friendly and seamlessly puts you at ease throughout the appointment. Highly recommend her!

- Alysha P

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Patient Review by Amanda M

I have had a hard time navigating treatment due to the odd make up of my tooth. However the extra attention, explainations, and steps to determine the best treatment plan that was given, made me feel more at ease. The staff were absolutely amazing and the doctor was super attentive. I have to go back for additional treatments but know I am in good hands. I hate the situation, but at least the right care team is available to me to assist with correcting my tooth. Will definitely recommend to others and give 5 stars to the whole team, even if I dread when I have to utilize the services.

- Amanda M

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