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
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 316 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Terry A

DR. BAIRD AND CORIE WERE (IN ONE WORD) OUTSTANDING

- 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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Patient Review by Sheldon G

All the staff was great. The doctor DR. Morrow was excellent. He new I was petrofied of the procedure and within a few minutes actually made me comfortable His team was also great and caring Thankyou to the entire staff

- Sheldon G

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Patient Review by Luis Q

Dr. Stanley made me feel very safe. I was extremely nervous and honestly afraid. He helped understand what was going on the entire time. He was spot-on through everything. If something was going to give off a certain smell, it did exactly what he said it would. If something was going to feel a certain way, that exactly what happened. I appreciate both Dr. Stanley and Megan very much. Praying for them both!!

- Luis Q

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Patient Review by Vicky H

No one ever wants to have to have a root canal, but WOW! You all made my first experience with this AMAZING! Everyone was so accommodating and pleasant. Dr. Morrow and his Assistant were beyond incredible. So gentle, and informative of every step of the process. I had absolutely no pain at any time of the procedure. I even had to use the restroom in the middle of the procedure, and they let me! What a very professional and pleasant establishment you all have here. I will highly recommend you all to family and friends. Thank you so much for making my first (and hopefully last) experience such a nice, pleasant, and wonderful experience. It's a pleasure to visit a helpful, clean and pleasant atmosphere in today's world that we live in. May God Bless You All!

- Vicky H

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Patient Review by Jerry H

I was extremely well pleased with my experience at Piedmont Endodontics in the Winston- salem, NC office! They worked me in as an urgent root canal patient--- I was absolutely climbing the walls with tooth pain!! They were like a God send-- very professional , kind and compassionate. Dr Baird and Dawn his assistant worked with me and explained everything as they worked- I would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone I come in contact with that needs their services! Dr Heath - my dentist in Walkertown gave me their name and I am so thankful he did! TERRIFIC Job Folks!!!!!

- Jerry H

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Patient Review by James M

Dr. Morrow is an excellent doctor; very intelligent and thorough as well as being an extremely nice person! No one wants to have a root canal and this was my first and hopefully only one. I've only heard horror stories about them. Melanie greeted me warmly and escorted me to what I was expecting - the room of gloom. With her manner and kindness, I felt very good about my situation. But when Dr. Morrow came in and introduced himself and we chatted a little, I knew I was in a good place. He explained everything to me thoroughly up front and kept me well-informed during the procedure. I could not imagine being in a better place with better people, period! My wife, who is a retired RN could not believe I came home with NO PAIN. I felt great! Dr. Morrow and Melanie are ambassadors for your practice. Welcome to Greensboro, Dr. Morrow!

- James M

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Patient Review by Janet A

This was my first visit to Piedmont Endodontics, so of course I was unfamiliar with any of their providers. Thankfully I was scheduled with Dr. Joshua Morrow and Heather, his very knowledgeable and professional assistant. I was awoken out of my sleep with excruciating tooth pain and knew immediately that a root canal was indicated. My dentist referred me to the practice, making all of the arrangements. Needless to say, I was very stressed between the pain and having to undergo a root canal. Heather was so calming and reassuring and Dr. Morrow patiently explained the procedure, checking on my comfort level throughout the entire root canal. Dr. Morrow was so gentle, I never even felt the anesthetic, which put me completely at ease....I knew that I was in very capable hands. I highly recommend Dr. Morrow for anyone needing a root canal. He is a very gifted and compassionate endodontist and I will definitely relay my very positive experience to my dentist! Thank you Heather and Dr. Morrow.

- Janet A

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