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. Mohorn, Morgan, Baird, Stanley, Malueg, Horwitz and Morrow 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 352 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Rose J

I was blown away by how professional and accommodating the staff was. I was asked several times if I had certain questions regarding the procedure, but even if I had questions, they were quick to inform me of what was happening so I knew what to expect along the way. The assisting staff was so nice and Dr Stanley was as well. I felt at ease the entire time. I feel very prepared for my recovery as well. Thank you!!

- Rose J

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Patient Review by Christie L

I’ve had several scary dental events in the past which has led me to be very Andy when visiting the dentist. Everyone here was fantastic and it was a smooth process. Special shout out to Korie, she was so kind and patient. Overall great experience. Thank you all!

- Christie L

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Patient Review by Jerry T

Everything was explained and I was put at ease every step of the way.

- Jerry T

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Patient Review by Jolene C

Dr. Malueg and her assistant Melissa were wonderful! I was nervous about the root canal therapy but they made it so much easier. Dr. Malueg explained everything during the procedure and I had no pain. I would recommend her to everyone! Thank you for such a great experience!

- Jolene C

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Patient Review by Maggie D

everyone was so kind and explained what to expect in each part of the experience from the moment I walked in the door. Kayla put her hand on my shoulder to comfort me when I was a little jumpy at start of appt. Dr. Horwitz explained what he was going to do before starting the procedure but also continued to give me updates on how it was going throughout the procedure. I especially appreciated when I could expect to hear some noises. Everyone was efficient and yet didn't appear rushed even though they were busy. They were all really great.

- Maggie D

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Patient Review by Karin F

Dr. Zack Mohorn had a wonderful bedside manner. He and Tonya made sure all my questions were answered, I was comfortable, and most importantly calmed my nerves with friendly conversation and humor.

- Karin F

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Patient Review by Randy M

Any time you go to a new doctor you are not sure what to expect. From the minute the front desk staff said hello, it just felt right to be there. The whole staff was awesome. Dr. Stanley was very reassuring that he was going to take good care of me and he did. I may have to have another root canal done and Dr. Stanley and his staff will be the ones that I go to. Very impressed and very appreciative with the whole experience.

- Randy M

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Patient Review by Kathleen T

As soon as we walked in, we sensed such a spirit of excellence. Dr. Stanley explained everything, frequently checking with me to make sure I was okay. He was so gentle, professional and kind; and his assistant Tracy, was great as well. April and Chrystal at the front desk were so friendly and helpful. All staff members and the relaxing and beautiful ambiance made a potentially dreadful experience so very pleasant!

- Kathleen T

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Patient Review by Vickie C

Every single person I had contact with, from the initial call to schedule, until I walked out the door after procedure, was professional, kind and courteous. The assistants during 2 separate root canal procedures were right beside me, spoke calmly and were reassuring. It was a different lady each time but they were both great. Patted my hand or shoulder during the numbing which was both comforting and distracting. Dr. Baird was very professional and efficient. I felt like they were focused only on me and did everything they could to make me as comfortable and informed as possible.

- Vickie C

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Patient Review by Carolyn L

Everything about the office was warm and friendly .Since mine was a strange situation I was a little nervous but Dr Mohorn and Jessica assured me that everything would be fine. They made everything easy to handle. Thanks so much !!

- Carolyn L

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Patient Review by Brian W

I am a very nervous person when it comes to dental work. They had me relaxed and explained everything they were going to do in detail. Made me super comfortable and the procedure was a total success from beginning to end. Thank you to everyone!

- Brian W

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Patient Review by Anthony S

Dr. Stanley and his dental assistant Amber were both great. When you are in pain you need everything to go smoothly. I would highly recommend this place if you are in need of there expertise.

- Anthony S

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Patient Review by Thomas D

Dr. Malueg and Bridgett were absolutely great. They are caring, comforting and made me feel completely at ease during the procedure. They explained everything they were doing, answered any question I had and went over all post instructions so I left with utmost confidence in the experience. I will need another root canal and will definitely request these two caring providers again.

- Thomas D

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Patient Review by Lee J

I was experiencing extreme tooth pain when I arrived, both Meagan and Sherry took great care in keeping me as comfortable as possible. They kept me calm during the whole procedure. Dr. Stanley was very reassuring and kept me informed during the entire time. I cannot say enough about this team, from the front desk to the procedure room. Thank you very much

- Lee J

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Patient Review by Marty T

This was my first time having a root canal so I was pretty nervous about having the procedure. Dr. Stanley and his assistants were all excellent and took very good care of me. They all took time to explain things as they were happening and asked multiple times if I was doing okay. I really hope this was the first and last root canal for me. If not, I can assure you that I will be contacting Dr. Stanley. Thank you all for making what I thought would be a very unpleasant experience a pleasant one!

- Marty T

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Patient Review by Lisa H

Dr. Stanley and the entire staff made a root canal a smooth experience. Thank you!

- Lisa H

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Patient Review by Jessica J

Dr. Baird and Ashley were great. They work will together and I almost forgot I was getting a root canal.

- Jessica J

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Patient Review by Raymond D

Dr. and assistant were very nice and pleasant to work with. Took great care of me.

- Raymond D

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Patient Review by Jane K

Precision, coordination, synchronicity between Cayla and Dr. Horowitz amazing…

- Jane K

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Patient Review by Janet W

I was seen the same day that I called and was worked in as an emergency. Paige and Dr. Malueg were extremely caring and informative throughout my entire visit. This was my first root canal, and I would recommend this staff to anyone. Thanks for taking care of me and relieving my pain.

- Janet W

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