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 272 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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Patient Review by Mike K

Ashley was great and made everything so easy. Dr. Baird was extremely nice and made everything seamless and relatively painless. Thanks

- Mike K

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Patient Review by PATRICIA L

It was my first time with a tooth abscess and a root canal. Treatment for it was excellent!! The assistant Tara is worth her weight in gold. She made me very comfortable and thoroughly explained what was going to happen. Dr. Horwitz was just amazing and very skilled. My root canal was preformed and the tooth was saved which is exactly what I wanted. I hope that I never have this issue ever again but I highly recommend this office in Greensboro,NC

- PATRICIA L

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Patient Review by Dale P

I am so impressed with the entire office of Piedmont Endodontics that I had to share my experience! I am an Army Vet and typically have my Dental work done at the VA in Kernersville but due to them not having an appointment available for several weeks for my root canal they sent in a request to Piedmont Endodontics in Kernersville. Within 24 hours of receiving my request from the VA I was walking in the door for my root canal. I was immediately greeted when I walked in, and once I gave my name to the receptionist she thanked me for my service and told me what to expect today. I waited 10 minutes and than went back and was greeted by Dawn who did the X-rays and who would be assisting Dr. Baird. Dawn was the most caring and supportive medical provider I have ever encountered in my life! She was friendly and genuinely cared for her patients, and made you feel like you were valued and not just a number. When it was time for the root canal Dr. Baird as the exact same way! The entire procedure lasted less than a hour including the reshaping of the chipped tooth I needed the root canal for. I was offered headphones to distract from the noise of the procedure and was asked multiple times if I was okay or if I needed anything. Lastly and this is the big one, It was not as bad as everyone says it is! You tell someone your having a root canal, and they act like its the worst experience they ever encountered. Truth is aside from a little pinch for the numbing agent the entire experience was great! Dr. Baird did a fantastic job, ensured I was not going to feel any pain, was fast and efficient and during the entire procedure. Best of all he got rid of my tooth pain! If you ever need a root canal stop worrying about it and call Dr. Baird and his team @ 336-423-5075 you wont find anyone better!

- Dale P

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Patient Review by Barbara C

The care, the professionalism, they make getting a root canal as pleasant an experience as possible

- Barbara C

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Patient Review by BRENT P

EVERYONE DID OUTSTANDING JOB IN A UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATION FOR ME

- BRENT P

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Patient Review by Darrell M

From a very young age I had always had high anxiety where Dentist were concern. I historically had never required any major dental work other than a crown several years ago. Now here comes the need for a root canal. Oh boy I said to myself. But I am happy to say that my experience with Piedmont Endodontics was phenomenal. Dr. Baird and his staff were great. I experienced no pain or discomfort, and was informed of the next step during the procedure. I am impressed and grateful. Thank you.

- Darrell M

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Patient Review by Luke B

Very charismatic, positive attitude, you can tell employees really enjoy their job. I will definitely be back.

- Luke B

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Patient Review by Steve R

The root canal was nothing like I expected. I thought there would be more pain like that I have experienced in regular dental work where the anesthetic doesn't fully do the job. This was not the case, there was no pain whatsoever. Further, I always hate getting a shot in my gum and for many years I had all my dental work done without anesthetic. In later years I sucked it up and dealt with it. For my root canal, Dr. Stanley injected the anesthetic very slowly and this decreased the pain to almost nothing. This one thing probably made the whole experience great for me...well, that and getting the tooth fixed so I had no pain from it anymore. I have another root canal yet to be done and I actually look forward to going in and seeing Dr. Stanley and the staff. They do truly great work. ATTENTION: PLEASE REMOVE THIS SECTION WITH ALL CAPS BEFORE POSTING THE REVIEW - ON MY COMPUTER, THE STARS DON'T SHOW UP. I WAS ABLE TO SEE FIVE BLUE SQUARE BLOCKS BY DRAGGING THE CURSOR OVER THE AREA WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED. I TRIED TO CLICK ON THE FIFTH BLOCK, HOPING THIS WAS EQUIVALENT TO THE FIFTH STAR - AT ANY RATE, MY RATING IS FIVE STARS ON BOTH SECTIONS, OVERALL SATISFACTION AND OVERALL DOCTOR EVALUATION. THANK YOU.

- Steve R

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Patient Review by Lynn K

Dr. Baird was great! I have a very small mouth and many times as the numbing wears off my jaws hurt really bad. BUT!! with Dr. Baird I did not have that after pain. He took his time numbing me and Ashley was great at distracting me during that process. Dr. Baird did a great job. I would highly recommend this practice and staff to anyone. I really liked how Dr. Baird explained everything and he was very gentle as he worked in my mouth. I felt very comfortable.

- Lynn K

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