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 for dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is the 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.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Piedmont Endodontics can perform a Root Canals to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

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. Baird, Stanley, Malueg, Horwitz, Morrow, Mohorn and Schweizer 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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

For more information about Root Canal Therapy, please don’t hesitate to send us a message or call one of our convenient locations:

Piedmont Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 403 Root Canal Therapy reviews

Patient Review by michael s

After hearing horror stories about root canals my entire life, i was very nervous going in. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience. Dr. Stanley and his assistant Dallas were both very calming and professional. The front office was also very nice. Thank you all.

- michael s

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Patient Review by Jill P

Today was the first time I have ever had a root canal and exploratory surgery done. I did not feel any pain as I was numbed very well. Dr. Baird and Ashley along with other staff made me feel so comfortable and answered all my questions. I was very apprehensive but the procedure went so smooth with no pain. Most people are like me and very afraid of dental procedures like a root canal, but go for it at Piedmont endodontics.

- Jill P

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Patient Review by Gary L

Everyone did a thorough job in evaluating my tooth and explained the procedure, follow up, and cost and were able to do the procedure then without having to come back and have it done.

- Gary L

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Patient Review by Tom D

I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received, really exceptional.

- Tom D

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Patient Review by Patrice S

I had an exceptional experience today at the Piedmont Endodontics office in High Point. The front office staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Scheweizer and assistant Madison both were kind and empathetic and demonstrated a high level of professionalism. They ensured that I understood the procedure and what to expect before, during, and afterwards. I appreciate the good care I received from the entire staff.

- Patrice S

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Patient Review by Alisa O

The overall experience was wonderful, everyone was patient and provided great care during treatment. I would definitely recommend Piedmont Endodontics.

- Alisa O

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Patient Review by Tony C

I had delayed treatment for several years through the dread of having a root canal and then trying to eat differently with hopes of healing somehow. Neither was a good idea because I experienced immediate relief with this procedure. Don't misunderstand, it is still a root canal, but the great care by which I was treated far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Scheweizer and Madiscn (I hope I have her name correct:-)) along with their team at the High Point office did a fantastic job. I highly recommend Piedmont Endodontics for any need you may have. Thank you!

- Tony C

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Patient Review by Elizabeth S

A root canal with no pain--compassion and understanding all, a root canal is hardly to be described as a wonderful experience, but this one was as good as it could be...

- Elizabeth S

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Patient Review by Deborah M

Treated well and very excellent work

- Deborah M

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Patient Review by Jacquline Kay S

Dr. Andrew Schweizer and Assistant Jessica worked well together. Also, Dr. Schweizer caused me no pain which was a plus!!!!!

- Jacquline Kay S

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Patient Review by Kitty S

Thorough, professional, friendly

- Kitty S

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Patient Review by Jackie Z

I highly recommend Dr. Baird and his staff! They were excellent.

- Jackie Z

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Patient Review by Cheryl S

Sometimes you only have one chance to make a first impression! Thank you, Front Office staff, for your professionalism, thoroughness and "PATIENCE" during my check-in/checkout process. It was very much appreciated. DR. MATTHEW BAIRD and ASHLEY (dental assistant) provided OUTSTANDING root canal treatment today! It was very evident, from start to finish, that DR. BAIRD and ASHLEY are the "Dream Team" because they definitely complemented each other! I really appreciated how they worked so closely together and kept me informed about what to expect during the entire root canal process. I highly recommend DR. BAIRD, ASHLEY and the entire Piedmont Endodontics team to anyone that needs endodontic treatment!

- Cheryl S

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Patient Review by Michael N

What I liked the best is I was expecting the worst. This is my first root canal. I learned that like many surgical procedures smaller is better. It was also painless. In fact, my tooth suffered so little trauma that I wasn't aware the novacane wore off. Good job.

- Michael N

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Patient Review by Sue H

From time walking in and during the door and leaving, everyone one was very courteous. I would highly recommend Dr Murrow and staff.

- Sue H

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Patient Review by Dawn S

The entire staff is great. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel at ease. The doctor and her assistant, Faith, made sure I was comfortable throughout my entire visit. A root canal is no fun, but if you have to have one, this is the very place you want to be.

- Dawn S

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Patient Review by Henry P

The staff were very friendly, courteous and professional from the front desk at check in thu to check out. Dr Baird numbed me so i could not hardly feel any discomfort at all. He and his nurse Korie were very detailed in letting me know what was going on during the procedure. He was also very friendly and he and his nurse Korie made me feel as if i was discussing my situation with good friends. I felt as if they both cared about my care and what was best for me.

- Henry P

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Patient Review by Gary C

Very professional, all employees super friendly, and the assistant was an Angel in disguise. I needed a lot of hand holding. Numbing didn't go as planned but that wasn't anybody's fault. Highly recommend.

- Gary C

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Patient Review by JERRY A

Dr. Baird has a very welcoming chairside manner. Friendly, informative, gentle, and courteous. He gave me topical numbing prior to many injections - all of which were very nearly painless, less than a normal arm injection, for instance. He was dedicated to the procedure and informed me of what he was doing. He informed me of the possible adverse after-effects, none of which manifested. The root canal procedure could not have been better. Afterward, at home, there was no pain, no shelling, no bleeding. I highly recommend Dr. Baird for root canal procedures and welcome the opportunity to see him again if needed.


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Patient Review by Terry F

Dr. Mohorn & assistant were very informative about the procedure & very kind. Overall experience was a positive one, & my pain was alleviated!

- Terry F

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