Root Canal Treatment

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.

For more information about Root Canals, or to make an appointment with Dr. Mohorn, Dr. Mohorn, Dr. Morgan, Dr. Baird, Dr. Stanley, Dr. Malueg or Dr. Horwitz, please use our Request an Appointment form or call our office: Greensboro Office Phone NumberGreensboro Office Phone Number 336-288-0010.

Please also read our Patient Reviews about their root canal experiences.

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. 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. Drs. Mohorn, Mohorn, Morgan, Baird, Stanley, Malueg and Horwitz 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.

Lower jaw and teeth illustration: An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
Lower jaw and teeth illustration: A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
Lower jaw and teeth illustration: Tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp inside the tooth
Lower jaw and teeth illustration: A tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
Lower jaw and teeth illustration: A root canal filling inside a tooth
Filling Placed
Lower jaw and teeth illustration: 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.

Contact Us Today To Learn More About Root Canal Therapy

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Piedmont Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 235 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Karen K

Dr Malueg, Lisa, and Kamryn took very good care of me. Got a warm blanket to keep me warm while I was there and even got some shades to keep me looking cool while they did the root canal. Loved loved the experience, I was scared to death when I got there but these 3 ladies made sure I didn't feel a thing, they even told me what to expect as they did the surgery and made sure I was okay during each step. If I had a regular dentist office like this, I would never mind going.

- Karen K

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Patient Review by Donna R

I've had root canals in the past that are the reason for my dentist anxiety, but this visit with Dr. Stanley by far was the best experience I've had in a dental office. Very friendly staff, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone.

- Donna R

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Patient Review by Kenneth E

My first root canal and I was nervous, but everyone made me feel comfortable and treated me with nothing but respect, and Lisa the assistant really took great care of me by explaining every detail that would take place and was really nice and joked around with me which really helped to take my mind off of the precedure , the Dr Leslie came in and was really nice and caring, both Dr Leslie and Lisa made feel comfortable and in my opinion went the extra mile to take care of my dental problems, and from the start of the procedure to the end of it I never felt no pain and two days later still haven't felt no pain. I would like to thank Dr Leslie and Lisa for all they did and I highly recommend them to anyone needing dental assistant . Sincerely Kenneth Epperson

- Kenneth E

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Patient Review by Thomas R M

Great Experience

- Thomas R M

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Patient Review by Marsha S

Dr.Morgan and his assistant Tonya were wonderful. Everything was explained well before and during my root canal. I called my family dentist to tell her how great everything went!

- Marsha S

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Patient Review by Wen-Chen H

Although it's not an easy procedure, the Doctor and the Assistant did it with the most professional and efficient way. Other staffs were super nice as well. Highly recommend!

- Wen-Chen H

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Patient Review by Susan R

I have been seen recently for two emergency root canals. My entire experience was absolutely top notch. Doctor and Staff were exceptionally helpful, courteous, supportive and informative. My comfort was a top priority along with the excellent treatment I received. Everyone went out of their way to make sure i received the best care. Thank you to all.

- Susan R

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Patient Review by Pamela Y

Completely satisfied, everyone was so nice and the nurse and doctor explained everything they were going to do before they actually did it.

- Pamela Y

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Patient Review by Adrien P

I liked the thoroughness of the doctor and his assistant. Very knowledgeable and provided much appreciated information.

- Adrien P

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Patient Review by Cassandra T

Lisa helped me emotionally prepare for the procedure and she was pleasant. She eased my mind. Dr. Stanley was amazing. He thoroughly explained what was going to happen and I didn't feel like he was rushing. He made getting a root canal less stressful. I'm glad my dentist referred me to Piedmont Endodontics - everyone was very professional, patient and caring. I was surprised and now that the procedure is done, glad that they could see me within an a couple of hours of seeing my dentist. I don't think I could deal with the pain much longer.

- Cassandra T

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Patient Review by James Y

I was essentially a walk-in with 15 minutes notice. Pain free procedure. All staff were nice. Especially enjoyed talking and working with Becca. Dr. Steve Mohorn was very helpful and skilled. Quick recovery time.

- James Y

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Patient Review by Paula K

Dr. Malueq was very patient with me, explaining as she went along. I trusted her from the first moment, and would come see her again without question, if needed (as well as recommend her to family and friends). She seemed to truly care about me.

- Paula K

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Patient Review by Brenda

I am a senior citizen and have been to the dentist more times than I would like to remember. It is my least favorite thing to do. Thanks to the staff, Ashley and Dr Baird my problem was solved and I am on my way to recover!!! I will refer all my friends.

- Brenda

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Patient Review by Chloe M

When I say I was nervous about this root canal procedure, that would be the understatement of the year. I was terrified to the point of almost having a panic attack in the chair before the procedure. I had two traumatic dental experiences before this procedure and I was petrified that I would not be numbed properly again. The moment I met Dr. Maleug and her very kind assistant, their very sweet, calm, reassuring words helped ease my nerves. I shared my fear of not being properly numbed, and they assured me that they even "over-numb," which was music to my ears. They offered me the "laughing gas," which was unexpected, but fantastic. Throughout the entire procedure (which took much less time than my recent traumatic dental fillings), they continually checked to make sure I was ok. From the most painless numbing experience I have had in my life to the root canal procedure itself, I can honestly say it was the easiest, most painless dental procedure I have ever had in my life. For anyone afraid of having a root canal - don't be! There was absolutely NO pain whatsoever - I cannot emphasize that enough. If I ever have to have another root canal or other endodontic procedure, I will absolutely be back to Piedmont Endodontics and Dr. Maleug!

- Chloe M

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Patient Review by Dan S

Very welcoming, calm, informative. Moved along with procedure like a couple of dance partners.

- Dan S

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Patient Review by Rachel S

Everyone was beyond nice. I had the best experience for a not so exciting procedure. The Dr. and Nurses were so gentle and understanding. The office staff wore a smile from beginning to end and I could not have asked for a better experience. I can not think of anything that should be changed!

- Rachel S

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Patient Review by Marilyn W

All areas of service were friendly, professional and efficient. Greatly appreciated the concise description of each step of the procedure in layman's terms and the caring attitude of everyone.

- Marilyn W

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Patient Review by Mary Ann V

It was a great experience. Dr. Maleug is awesome. She gives shots that you can barely feel. She explains everything as she goes. I felt safe in her care and I would recommend her to anyone. Her assistant, Lisa did a great job too!

- Mary Ann V

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Patient Review by Jennifer S

From the moment I walked in I was totally impressed by the reception. The staff is awesome. Kristin and Dr. Mohorn made this process very comfortable. Thank you.

- Jennifer S

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Patient Review by Safiyah S

It was great I didn’t feel a thing I was still the whole time, and the doctors there were really friendly they even gave you relaxing music to listen to (earbuds/song of youre choice) if you needed to drown out the sound, If you haven’t been I totally recommend it.

- Safiyah S

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