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, Baird, Stanley, Malueg, Horwitz, Morrow and Mohorn 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 371 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Andrea W

The staff at Piedmont Endodontics is my go-to place for root canals (if I ever need one again). They nailed it in terms of professionalism, care, and creating a cozy atmosphere. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for top-notch endodontic treatment. Huge thanks to the entire team for turning a stressful situation into a pleasant one!

- Andrea W

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Patient Review by Doug D

While I somewhat dreaded the procedure, it was a very positive experience. It was surprisingly pain free. The doctor and her assistant explained each step which was very reassuring. I have already recommended this practice to others.

- Doug D

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Patient Review by Susan B

Dr. Joshua Morrow was wonderful. He explained the root canal in detail and was very kind. Terri his assistant was very kind and attentive. Your team puts the CARE in HealthCARE! Thank you!

- Susan B

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Patient Review by Kimberly P

Dr Stanley and Amber both were very reassuring, helpful, attentive, they put me at ease during the process

- Kimberly P

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Patient Review by Claude E

Everything went very well. They answered all my questions straight forward and gave me a good feeling about everything that happened.

- Claude E

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Patient Review by David M

First if all your office is beautiful and very inviting. The receptionist were kind, courtesy and very helpful making the check-in process easy. Faith was sweet and helped me get comfortable in the chair as I'm recovering from a double lumbar fusion. She was also excellent help to Dr. Malueg who, with kindness, gentleness and professionalism, provided some of the best dental care I have ever had! I was so impressed with my overall care and highly recommend this group to anyone needing Endodonic care!

- David M

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Patient Review by Meghan P

I did not see his name listed above, but the doctor that I saw was Zack Mohorn. I've had to see him twice now and he was professional and so kind. All of the staff treated me like they had known me forever. As a healthcare professional I know how difficult it can be to find a facility full of kind, compassionate, professional individuals who are so good at their jobs. I was so impressed both times I came to this facility. I would recommend this office to anyone. Thank you all for your kindness and professionalism.

- Meghan P

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Patient Review by Julian S

Very professional staff. My first root canal. I don't quite know what I expected but it was a lot easier than I anticipated. Dr. Horowitz kept me informed of each step of the procedure.

- Julian S

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Patient Review by Jamie E

Great staff. Very friendly, accommodating and helpful. Worked me in at the last minute. Thank you

- Jamie E

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Patient Review by Deborah L

Staff was very kind, knowledgeable, through. Although long, overall this was a good experience.

- Deborah L

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Patient Review by Terry K

What I like the most was everyone was very professional and friendly The whole process was as though I was among friends Thank you so much for your treatment

- Terry K

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Patient Review by Jan B

The entire experience from check-in, endodontic treatment, to check-out could not have gone better! Each step of the procedure was explained during treatment, giving me great comfort and assurance. Thank you so much! If I could give more than a 5 star rating, I would!

- Jan B

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Patient Review by Leslie T

Dr. Joshua Morrow treated me (he needs to be added to "What Dr Did You See") and he was the BEST dentist ever! This was my 4th root canal and by far the BEST! He was so patient and persevering because my tooth was a difficult one! He was so kind and gentle and kept me informed the whole way through the experience! I will highly recommend your practice and Dr Morrow for sure - and a special thanks to Dr Morrow! He represents your practice and profession extremely well! The whole experience was the BEST I could have ever hoped for and I was so blessed because of it!

- Leslie T

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Patient Review by Jon J

I read 20 patient surveys. To save time, I concur entirely with all of them. Faith was the Doc’s assistant. One additional comment though is the great referral I was given for follow up treatment as I had no regular dentist to install the final crown. I needed the procedures done quickly as I was going out of the country shortly after the whole ordeal began!

- Jon J

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Patient Review by Jack C

Dr. Baird helped me understand the procedure, was very confident, diligent and through in this procedure. Although the tooth that was to be repaired was too far gone, he discovered the adjacent tooth’s roots were dead and were contributing to my pain, and operated on that one as well. My genetics have caused years of pain in my teeth, but now I have some permanent solutions through Dr. Baird’s care.

- Jack C

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Patient Review by Susan B

Everyone is so nice and professional. Sherry and Dr. Stanley explained everything to me during the whole procedure. This is my second root canal with Dr. Stanley and I will choose him again.

- Susan B

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Patient Review by Pete M

Dr. Leslie Malueg gets a 10 for bedside manner! She came in and introduced herself and shook my hand and then explained to me everything that she was going to do. Even during the procedure I felt that I was not just a nameless patient but an actual human being for whom Dr. Leslie and Faith were truly concerned that everything would go smoothly and as painlessly as possible. I cannot speak highly enough about my entire experience at Piedmont endodontic clinic in Winston Salem. Thank you so very much to all of you who are part of the staff!

- Pete M

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Patient Review by Linda Q

The Dr & assistant… were awesome.. I had some degree of apprehension but they were great at releasing any apprehension . VERY apparently I was getting a temporary filling & have to make another appointment at my dentist for permanent filling.. I am all about 1 stop shopping… They did accommodate me after giving my dentist a courtesy call..,I love my dentist but after stressing over this root canal for a few weeks (apparently I had this issue with a crown I had done 4-5 yrs ago that my current dentist found.. Piedmont Endo was beyond awesome.. The care I received was Fabulous… No pain or discomfort & I appreciated the continuity of care.. Thanks a ton!!

- Linda Q

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Patient Review by Thomas M

Big shout out to my girl Sherry. She is the best in trying to comfort me in every step of the process. Her engaging me in a conversation was not just very pleasant but it also took the edge off my nervousness. Dr. Stanley is a very personal professional explaining every step of the process and always keeping me comfort. Under his lead the time flew by and before I realized it I was out of the chair. And Im sure it wasnt the Nitrous oxide 🙂 Who knew that a root canal therapy can be a pleasant experience. But these special human's made it happen. Thank you once again!!

- Thomas M

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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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