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
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 288 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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Patient Review by Barry N

If you have a tooth issue >This is The Place to Come<<< Period! again Thanks & F Y I There was No Pain <<<..

- Barry N

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Patient Review by Jimmy I

Becca was very helpful with making me feel more comfortable during the procedure. All staff were friendly and helpful.

- Jimmy I

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Patient Review by Annette S

This was my first experience with a root canal and I was very nervous. From the time of scheduling my appointment from my regular dentist office until check-out after the procedure, including patient follow up calls the office staff ( Carol & Donna) was very courteous. Dr. Mohorn recognized my anxiety and was extremely patient and thorough ( great sense of humor). His assistant Allee was was also wonderful. Hopefully I won't have to go through this again, but if so, I will come to this office. Regards- Annette Smith

- Annette S

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Patient Review by Julia H

Dr. Morgan and his assistant Tonya were so empathetic, polite, and kind. I have never had a better experience. I also loved and appreciated the politeness they showed each other. So professional and kind.

- Julia H

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Patient Review by Tim C

My experience with Piedmont Endodontics was highlighted by a professional, courteous and friendly staff from the moment you walk in. You are asked how you feel throughout your visit with the utmost concern about your needs. Any procedure is explained in detail with emphasis on you. First class professionals with a true, caring attitude.

- Tim C

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Patient Review by Linda P

Both Dr. Steven and Becca had a calming effect on me, with the ability to keep my anxiety to an absolute minimum. They, with the help of the Nitrous, headphones and gentle pats on the shoulder from Becca, made the experience PAIN FREE and actually enjoyable !!! That is hard to believe but so true. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You guys R.O.C.K. !

- Linda P

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Patient Review by CHERYL F

Being my 1st root canal, I approached this experience with much fear...waste of time! The excellent care I received from Dr Stanley & his Dental Assistant as well as Kathy who did the consultation speaks volumnes about this practice.


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