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
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 361 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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 accommodating..as 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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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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