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. Morgan, Dr. Baird, Dr. Stanley, Dr. Malueg, Dr. Horwitz or Dr. Morrow, 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, 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
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 322 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Celia S

Every person in this office made me feel comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. From the time I entered to the time I left, I was given the best care possible. Dr. Mohorn and staff are amazing and professional! I highly recommend them for dental care!

- Celia S

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Patient Review by Bernard F

I was referred to this practice by my dentist. I called and spoke to Donna. After explaining to her what I needed she began to work. She was trying to find me an appointment immediately, but nothing was available so she set my appointment. Just a few minutes later she called and said there was a cancellation in Kernersville, but I had another appointment and kept the original appointment. On the day of my appointment I arrived early as Donna suggested to do the paperwork. The front counter staff member explained everything and I started the paperwork. I was returning it to the the first staff member, she was busy so the other staff member quickly said I can take that for you. I sat back down for less than a minute and Kathy (I think) came to get me. She explained the facility and a few minutes later she started prepping me, very professional and friendly. Dr. Mohorn came in and introduced himself and pronounced my name correctly, I was impressed already. That was nothing compared to the way these two professional worked together. They were shuffling tools back and forth with few words. Dr. Mohorn would tell me things about the procedure as they were demonstrating their skills. I was most impressed when I thought they were finished, another X ray was needed to complete but they both didn't like the view and back in they went. I didn't count it a mistake I thought it was great patient care. I told them I saw a video on a root canal, and Dr. Mohorn shared a story and told me I probably couldn't do this with my dremel !!! I know it wasn't supposed to be a wonderful experience but in my opinion it was. I don't want another root canal but if I do it will be here.

- Bernard F

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Patient Review by Kathryn A A

The entire staff was friendly, helpful, and efficient. The office is clean and inviting.

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Patient Review by Susan W

I'm not sure which Dr Mohorn treated me, but he was courteous, showed empathy and got right to the point. He treated me immediately after assessing what needed to be done. He and his staff performed the root canal, working through their lunch break. I was so grateful and thankful for their sacrifice for my benefit. Great group of professionals! I would highly recommend this practice.

- Susan W

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Patient Review by charlie M

Every experience was very good. check in, check out and the treatment was great. I am not the type who likes going to a Doctor at all but every one made it a pleasant experience.

- charlie M

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Patient Review by Elner B

Friendly,Understanding,Painless,Explain procedure to my understanding.Will recommend to family and friends if needed.

- Elner B

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- Terry A

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Patient Review by Jennifer L

I was very nervous because this was my first time of having this type procedure. The staff were very kind and made sure you were comfortable. I will definitely recommend Piedmont Endodontics and Dr. Stanley for any of your dental procedures like the one I had.

- Jennifer L

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Patient Review by Katrina S

There was not an option to pick Winston-Salem as a location in the survey but I took my son to this location for a root canal and the staff in the the Winston- Salem office was amazing from beginning to end. When you walked in the door they greeted you with a genuine "hello" The nurses were nice and professional, especially Mrs. Sherry and Dr. Stanley is the best. I would definitely recommend this location.

- Katrina S

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Patient Review by Marsha B

Everyone was friendly professional and very helpful! Made me feel comfortable! I would definitely go back if needed!

- Marsha B

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Patient Review by Lisa D

Both Dr. Malueg and Paige took time to explain every step of the procedure...before, during, and after. They have great "bed side manner"! Hopefully, I'll never need another root canal, but if I need to see an endodontist again, I will return to Dr. Malueg and Paige.

- Lisa D

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Patient Review by Arthur F

Dr. Morrow’s name isn’t listed in the drop down list. He was very thorough in explaining the process to me.

- Arthur F

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Patient Review by Eddie K

My experience was second to none. The entire staff was courteous, professional and kind. The doctor’s assistant was a phenomenal, kind, informative and caring lady. My overall experience was awesome! I’d recommend everyone to use “Piedmont Endodontics” for their dental needs.

- Eddie K

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Patient Review by Edgar Warren M

Called the High Point Office for an appointment where I had received numerous root canals. They referred me to the new Winston Office which had an opening the next day with Dr. Horwitz. The procedure was professional, painless and went quickly without complications as it was a single root tooth.

- Edgar Warren M

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Patient Review by David J

Dr. Stanley was highly skilled technically but also caring, attentive and totally focused on making me comfortable. I had the best outcome possible.

- David J

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Patient Review by Abi B

I was able to get an appointment the next day from seeing my dentist. Everyone was so wonderful. I was nervous because of things people have said about root canals through the years but my experience was NOTHING like the horror stories I had been told! Fillings have been more painful. Everything was explained and they checked on me throughout the procedure to make sure I was handling it ok. I would definitely recommend Piedmont Endodontics to anyone. And although I hope I don’t need to return...if I do need to I would so happily!

- Abi B

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Patient Review by James w

Everything went unbelievably well!!!

- James w

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Patient Review by Sandy A

Dr. Morrow was professional, kind, patient and thorough during the entire procedure. I will return to this practice for future dental needs and will recommend Dr. Morrow and Heather to my friends and family. I never dreamed having a root canal could be so painless.

- Sandy A

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Patient Review by lorraine j

I highly recommend Dr Stanley. I came in with a emergency situation that I neglected for some time. Dr Stanley and Megan made every effort to help me overcome my painful situation. I recommend Dr Stanley and his practice and wants again his assistant Megan.

- lorraine j

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Patient Review by lisa s

Upon arrival for my appointment, I was "out of my mind" nervous due to a painful root canal I received around 20 years ago. I can honestly say that my procedure (root canal) at Piedmont Endodontics was totally different. Other than the pinch that goes along with numbing, "I didn't feel a thing." I was extremely impressed with Piedmont Endodontics' state of the art equipment, innovative technology, and cool gadgets, as well as the beautiful décor and over-all design of the office; however, those things were useless without the expertise, knowledge, professionalism, and kindness of those who were responsible for my care. Those amazing people were Joshua Morrow, DMD, MS and his assistant, Courtney. Thank you so much for being EXACTLY what I prayed for! Sincerely, Lisa S.

- lisa s

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