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 NumberGreensboro 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

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Piedmont Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 247 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Ash H

l was very impressed with the staff and the doctor's attention to making sure I was comfortable and knowing what was going on at all times. Everyone does a great job of making sure that the procedure goes as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

- Ash H

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Patient Review by Ronald H

I would certainly recommend Piedmont to anyone. I could not have been treated any better. All assistants and the Doctor were super nice. If I ever have to have another procedure I will definitely request that Dr. Malueg be the dentist that does it.

- Ronald H

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Patient Review by Yvonne Denise S

Dr. Baird was so kind and understanding of the anxiety that i have with any procedure that needs to be done to my mouth. He explained everything to me and listened with such care and concern to me tell of why I have this fear. He is truly a very caring Dr. and he has such a calming presence about him that made my visit a lot less stressful. During the procedure he talked to me and made sure that I was doing ok. His staff was so very helpful and kind as well. They also took very great care of me. I will highly recommend Dr. Baird and his wonderful staff.

- Yvonne Denise S

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Patient Review by Mark H

All the staff and the 2 doctors that I've seen so far have all been wonderful to work with. You can tell they care about their patients. The office is a very nice & comfortable atmosphere, which is important especially when I am already anxious to have these procedures done. I would absolutely refer all of my friends to this practice for dental work, no question!

- Mark H

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Patient Review by Paul H

The knowledgeable, friendly doctors and staff made it a great patient experience.

- Paul H

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Patient Review by Chad S

Having the actual Root Canal is not what I expected whatsoever. I'm not a very good patient when it comes to Dental procedures so my anxiety was topping the chart. I have to say the staff, from beginning to end, made this an experience which provided understanding, care and compassion. I was much more relaxed than I anticipated. Dr. Stanley and his assistant, Sherry communicated each step to me explaining the "why" and "how" clearly painting what to expect and made sure that I experienced little to no discomfort. I never thought I would say this, but going to the dentist was actually a positive experience. Great job!!

- Chad S

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Patient Review by Manashi C

I was very impressed with the overall staff professionalism and care. Dr Baird was extremely knowledgeable and efficient, with excellent bedside manners and care. The staff reflected these qualities, and was always making sure that the patient was comfortable in the uncomfortable procedure! No mess no fuss and an exceptional job done. Keep up the good work........

- Manashi C

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Patient Review by Chandra A

The efficiency of the staff was impeccable.

- Chandra A

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Patient Review by George C

Having been the the retail business for 10 years or so, I see the relationship between the customer (with a problem) and the staff, (with a remedy) your operation is just that. I had a problem that needed timely attention and a provider with a very timely solution. I couldn't be happier. Thank you for the attentive and timely service.

- George C

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Patient Review by Barbara K

I could not ask for more courteous and professional care. The entire staff was helpful, pleasant, efficient and professional. I have the highest regard for Dr. Steven Mohorn and his assistant Allee. Their "chair side manner" is superior and their technique is even better. The office is lovely and a soothing environment. This is one of the finest healthcare facilities I have ever experienced......a wonderful patient experience for me. Barbara Buie Keeler

- Barbara K

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Patient Review by Donna H

Dr. Morgan and Tonya ( RN) were absolutely phenomenal! They were caring and highly professional. I was in extremely competent hands and well taken care of!

- Donna H

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Patient Review by Tom dembowiak

Pat on the shoulder when getting anesthetic

- Tom dembowiak

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Patient Review by Raymond L

Even though I don't remember which doctor did my root canal 7 years ago here, I do remember how great of an experience it was. The one thing that is consistent here is the service and the caring attitudes of everyone here. I mean from the receptionist to the doctor's assistant. I personally wouldn't go anywhere else. This time I want to personally thank Dr. Steve Mohorn and his assistant Becca. Ya'll were great and did an awesome job on my root canal. THANKS A MILLION!!!

- Raymond L

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Patient Review by Peter L

The procedure was virtually painless--much more comfortable than I expected. The doctor was very good at explaining what was going on and what the prognosis would be.

- Peter L

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Patient Review by Diane C

For two weeks I have known that I needed a root canal. My dentist recommended Piedmont Endodontics. My appointment was made with Dr. Leslie Malueg. During those two weeks, I have made myself sick worrying. Dr. Malueg and her assistant Barbara were understanding, compassionate and kind. Dr. Malueg and Barbara kept me informed on everything that would happen. I was not able to use the laughing gas. From the time Dr. Malueg numb me to the actual procedure, there was NO PAIN. 🙂 I would highly recommend Dr. Malueg to anyone that needs dental work. Thanks Dr. Malueg and Barbara for taking good care of me.!!!

- Diane C

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Patient Review by Kathy T

I was extremely apprehensive concerning my appointment for a root canal. Dr. Hal Mohorn and his staff were very caring and compassionate. I never felt a thing. You guys were / are the best! I've already relayed to friends that should they ever have need of a like procedure that they should request to come to your facility and request Dr. Hal Mohorn. Thanks again for a great experience!

- Kathy T

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Patient Review by Gregg P

Efficient and patient centered.

- Gregg P

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Patient Review by Tracy M

Everyone was very accommodating - great experience with staff Ailee and Dr. Steven Mohorn made a stressful visit as comfortable as they could- will definately recommend

- Tracy M

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Patient Review by Nicole S

For someone who has a fear of the dentist and dental procedures, I could not have asked for better care. I had to undergo a root canal and for days prior to the appointment, I was a nervous wreck. Sitting in the chair, I was trembling and my heart rate was over 100 (I wear a FitBit). But Allee (dental assistant) and Dr. Steve Mohorn kept me calm and assured I would feel no pain. I asked for extra local anesthesia because there have been instances in the past (usually fillings) where I could still feel the pain in the middle of the procedure and they would have to stop and administer more anesthesia. Dr. Mohorn didn't brush off my request (like other dentists have) and made sure I had enough numbness for the entire procedure to be painless... and it was! I was extremely surprised because I always seem to feel at least some pain during dental visits. I even said to the Dr. after he was done, "I have had cleanings that were more unpleasant than that!" And it's true. He was so gentle and Allee did a great job at explaining everything she and the Dr. were about to do. The root canal itself took about 30 minutes. They have headphones and a radio available so you can listen to music during the procedure - it seems so simple an idea but it really made a huge difference - and nowhere I have been before had that option. Overall, I am very pleased with the entire process from check-in to check-out. I would highly recommend this practice.

- Nicole S

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Patient Review by Lois O

Dr. Steven Mohorn gave me excellent care. He explained the procedure. He gave me a local anesthetic that was just a pinch (great)! He was very thorough. I will recommend him to friends and family.

- Lois O

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