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 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
Inflammation
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

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 281 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Diane J

This was my first experience at having to have a root canal and I am an extremely anxious dental patient. Dr. Stanley and Sherry were quick to understand my anxiety and could not have been more understanding and calming. Both have excellent bedside manners making me feel comfortable and confident that I was in good hands. The patient reception area is pleasant and the check in/check out staff efficient, professional and kind. The follow up call the next day was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend Dr. Stanley and Sherry and the Piedmont Endodontics practice and would hope if I ever need another procedure - they will be able to see me. Thanks again Dr. Stanley and Sherry!!!!!!

- Diane J

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Patient Review by Kathleen R

Made me feel special and well cared for including a warm blanket. They were attentive to my needs and made the whole experience very comfortable for me.

- Kathleen R

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Patient Review by Sarah H

I felt that all the staff were extremely competent and knowledgeable, and helped put me at ease with my procedure.

- Sarah H

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Patient Review by Haven D

Dr. Baird was awesome,professional and kind. Best Endo Dr. around... can’t say enough. He rocks!!! Ashley his assistant had a awesome chair side personality. Great Endo-dental assistant. One of the best Dental Assistants, very kind and down to earth and very professional. Dr. Baird and Ashley make a perfect team and my experience was very pleasant 10 plus

- Haven D

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Patient Review by BONNIE W

The whole staff was great. Assisting staff was awesome as well as Dr. Malueg. They made me feel very comfortable and relaxed and completely explained the procedure. I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant pain free experience.

- BONNIE W

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Patient Review by Julie P

I was worked in on the day of referral, very pleasant staff! Dr. Baird and Dawn made sure I was taken care of and made sure my root canal was a pain free experience!

- Julie P

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Patient Review by Jessica H

The staff was very caring and nice,Doctor Morgan was one of the best doctors I have ever seen .On this survey it did not list Winston office ,so I put don't know.

- Jessica H

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Patient Review by Donna G

I loved the fact that the doctor explained everything she was doing as she went. She made sure I would not feel a thing and I did not feel anything. She also explained what to expect after the treatment. Thank you Dr. Leslie Malueg!

- Donna G

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Patient Review by Melissa V

Dr. Mohorn (Harold) and Jessica were fantastic! Both had excellent bedside manner, were informative, and very easy-going. I experience anxiety with dental procedures; however, they answered all my questions, and went above and beyond to make sure I was completely comfortable before proceeding. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, especially considering the nature of my visit. Thanks so much for all you did!

- Melissa V

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Patient Review by Yvonne P

Both Sherry and Dr. Stanley were wonderful. They had a calming manner and answered all my questions in detail. I loved the way they explained the procedure prior to beginning and then informed which step was happening as they completed the procedure. They also explained what to expect and what to do when going home. I loved the fact that I didn't feel rushed as happens in so many doctor/dental offices. My only question about the practice is why claims are not filed with medical insurance. I called my provider, Anthem BC/BS and they told me they do sometimes pay for root canals depending upon how it is filed. I do not have dental insurance so it would have been very helpful if it had been filed on my health insurance.

- Yvonne P

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Patient Review by MARY C

Dr Baird was very professional, and cracked a few funny jokes during my procedure to make me relax. He was very good at the procedure and other than the needles and numbing medicine, it was the best root canal I ever had. This was my second one at your office, but the first one with Dr. Baird.

- MARY C

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Patient Review by Kristina P

Considering I was there for a root canal, and that I have terrible anxiety about dental care, my appointment went well. Dr. Stanley was very patient and took the time to try to make me feel at ease. He stopped the procedure as necessary to make sure I was okay. Hopefully, I will never need another root canal, but if I do, I would definitely want Dr. Stanley to perform the procedure. My experience interacting with the practice was very good - from the first phone call to the last.

- Kristina P

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Patient Review by Lynnetta B

The doctor and assistant were very calming, patient, and accurate during my visit. They made this dental visit the best experience ever in a dentist’s office.

- Lynnetta B

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Patient Review by Caroline K

I currently work for a dentist in Greensboro who refers patients to Dr. Mohorn daily and I never thought I would be on the other end of the chair. The staff at the front counter was outstanding, the assistant helping Dr. Mohorn was outstanding, and Dr. Mohorn was exceptional. Thank you all for everything.

- Caroline K

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Patient Review by James R

The compassion and genuine concern Dr Malueg and her assistant had for me is greatly appreciated. I was very nervous having a root canal. However, it was painless. I am thankful!

- James R

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Patient Review by Gene F

I have to tell you that I have had such horrible experiences in the past with dental procedures. And I mean horrible. I was VERY nervous about making and keeping this appointment. It took me better than a year to work up the courage to move forward with what I needed done. I am so happy to tell you that this procedure went so well, and left me with such a positive frame of mind, that I can't say enough good about the experience with Dr. Baird and his assistant. These folks can be trusted to do what needs to be done in such a caring and thoughtful manner. They get an "Excellent" rating from me for sure.

- Gene F

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Patient Review by Neeraj L

Dr. Baird, Korie and their team were excellent and highly professional. They accommodated me for an emergency root canal despite a short notice and their busy schedule. Highly recommended.

- Neeraj L

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Patient Review by Carol P

The Doctor and assistant were caring, kind , compassionate and professional. I was very happy with the card I received

- Carol P

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Patient Review by Jerry S

First class act ......very satisfied....

- Jerry S

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Patient Review by lee c

I enjoyed the experience. Nothing that I want to repeat anytime soon, but if needed this is a place I would gladly return. Everything was very clean and the staff was accommodating and nice. Even the way they communicated with each other behind the counter was professional yet comfortable and relaxed. It is obvious that they enjoy their jobs and care about the patients. Dr. Horwitz was also great! He explained everything carefully and seemed to work efficiently.

- lee c

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