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. Baird, Stanley, Malueg, Horwitz, Morrow, Mohorn and Schweizer 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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

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Patient Review by Dawn S

The entire staff is great. Everyone is so friendly and makes you feel at ease. The doctor and her assistant, Faith, made sure I was comfortable throughout my entire visit. A root canal is no fun, but if you have to have one, this is the very place you want to be.

- Dawn S

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Patient Review by Henry P

The staff were very friendly, courteous and professional from the front desk at check in thu to check out. Dr Baird numbed me so i could not hardly feel any discomfort at all. He and his nurse Korie were very detailed in letting me know what was going on during the procedure. He was also very friendly and he and his nurse Korie made me feel as if i was discussing my situation with good friends. I felt as if they both cared about my care and what was best for me.

- Henry P

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Patient Review by Gary C

Very professional, all employees super friendly, and the assistant was an Angel in disguise. I needed a lot of hand holding. Numbing didn't go as planned but that wasn't anybody's fault. Highly recommend.

- Gary C

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Patient Review by JERRY A

Dr. Baird has a very welcoming chairside manner. Friendly, informative, gentle, and courteous. He gave me topical numbing prior to many injections - all of which were very nearly painless, less than a normal arm injection, for instance. He was dedicated to the procedure and informed me of what he was doing. He informed me of the possible adverse after-effects, none of which manifested. The root canal procedure could not have been better. Afterward, at home, there was no pain, no shelling, no bleeding. I highly recommend Dr. Baird for root canal procedures and welcome the opportunity to see him again if needed.


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Patient Review by Terry F

Dr. Mohorn & assistant were very informative about the procedure & very kind. Overall experience was a positive one, & my pain was alleviated!

- Terry F

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Patient Review by Renee B

I cannot praise Dr. Maleug and the staff enough! I have terrible dental anxiety and they were so kind and reassuring. I will recommend them to anyone who needs endodontic treatment.

- Renee B

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Patient Review by Kelsey F

The staff was friendly and very help when I had questions about the procedure or financial questions. Dr. Stanley was amazing. He was kind, informative and very gentle but thorough in his work. I would recommend this practice and team to others.

- Kelsey F

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Patient Review by Wlliam K

It was on time with very nice personnel.

- Wlliam K

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Patient Review by Heather B

The office was able to fit me in same day for emergency root canal. Receptionist, dental assistant, and doctor were so great, they made what I thought was the worst day of my life not so bad. Thankful for the superior care they provided. I would recommend this office one hundred times over. Best dental experience!

- Heather B

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Patient Review by Robin H

Dr. Joshua is awesome! He was very pleasant and thorough. He made sure I understood everything. He involved me in the process and that eased my anxiety tremendously.

- Robin H

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Patient Review by Charles C

Worked me in as an emergency. Before the procedure they were very informative. During the procedure they were very caring and professional.

- Charles C

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Patient Review by Wanda A

Everyone was friendly and seemed very well versed in the appropriate procedures. Dr. Morrow is a very gentle with his work (including the needle) and his bedside manner is super!

- Wanda A

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Patient Review by Jodie H

I was extremely nervous and hesitant about getting a root canal. After the pain became unbearable, I decided to call and make an appointment. They were able to squeeze me in that evening. Dr. Horwitz and the other staff explained every step and helped put me at ease. Throughout the entire procedure, I had no questions about what was taking place because of their detailed explanations. I was very please with the care that I received.

- Jodie H

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Patient Review by Lorrie K

Dr. Maleug was very gentle, patient and described everything that she did/would do during the procedure. I felt like I was in excellent care and I would definitely ask for her next time. Highly recommend this office and the staff. They were all professional and very caring. I never felt any pain before or during the procedure. Thank you Piedmont Endodontics!

- Lorrie K

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Patient Review by Lori L

I would recommend this office for any needed procedures

- Lori L

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Patient Review by Timothy P

Was nervous going in being my first root canal. but everything was explained well and Dr. was great. It was way better than I expected.

- Timothy P

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Patient Review by N. Jean B

The doctor and her assistant , Paig, were outstanding. They were constantly concerned with my well being. The process was long but successful. The dental work was totally explained to me. Results of the dental work was to be sent to my regular dentist.

- N. Jean B

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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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