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

5 out of 5 stars based on 394 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by tanya h

First off, let me say that I am a 40 year old baby when it comes to the "dentist". I was terrified...until I walked into this office. The space is absolutely beautiful and calming and I surely did not feel like I was in a dr's office. The staff greeted me with a smile and guided me to fill out paperwork. The first thing I noticed while talking to the staff were the patients checking out- they were laughing and smiling and seemed to be in no discomfort, so I was like..."I got this!". Korie called my name to come back and asked me did I need to use the restroom before going back, waited outside and walked me to the room. I am a super detail oriented person, so I had 20 questions once I was in the chair..." is this going to hurt? Are you sure they are going to numb me good? Are you SURE they are going to numb me good??? What IS a root canal exactly and how do they do it? How long is it going to take?" She answered EVERY one of my questions thoroughly and never once seemed inconvenienced by them. Every thing she did to get me prepped she explained before she did it. Dr Steven Mohorn came in and had such a great calm and friendly personality. He told me everything he was going to do and what the experience would be like before he got started. I confidently turned up the music in my headphones, laid back and relaxed. Before you know it, I was finished. NO pain. No discomfort. It was exactly like they said it would be and I just couldn't believe what a breeze it was. I have been so excited to tell people what a great experience I had at this office!!!

- tanya h

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Patient Review by JANET B

The process was great, I was seen by my dentist and appointment made for next day with your office Check was painless and all the staff were very friendly and professional. I have already recommended your group to a friend of mine


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Patient Review by Vicky L

My experience was unexpectedly pleasant! I have never had dental work without some pain so I expected a root canal to be no different, if not worse. I can say this is the best dental experience that I have had. Both Dr. Malueg and Barbara were compassionate and kept me informed throughout the entire appointment. Best of all the procedure was comfortable and pain-free!

- Vicky L

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Patient Review by john h

It was very nice and pleasant, everybody was very warm and welcoming and very professional.

- john h

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Patient Review by Millie B

Dr. Steven Mohorn was absolutely marvelous! Very caring and accommodating. The best experience I have had in a long time with a "Root Canal. I braced myself to feel some pain and there was absolutely NONE, NADA, ZILCH. A PROFOUND EXPERIENCE. Becca, Dr. Mohorn's assistant is one of the best I have had the pleasure of working with. The experience along would grant many return visits for a procedure I required. A VERY CARING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE GROUP OF PEOPLE.

- Millie B

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Patient Review by Penny G

They are so knowledgeable and professional, while still making you feel so at ease and comfortable at the same time. That is a gift you have to be born with. They are truly doing exceptional work, and I pray God continues to bless them.

- Penny G

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Patient Review by Shirley B

I was able to immediately get an appointment for a consultation and was scheduled the next day for root canal therapy-molar. Debbie gave me headphones so I could listen to my country music during the procedure and offered me a warm blanket for my comfort. Glasses were also provided for my safety. Dr. Baird was so warm and friendly. He confirmed what AAA had told me about traveling Rt. 29 from Greensboro to PA. He was very personable and professional. I have had several root canals in PA, but none could compare to Dr. Baird's expertise. It was painless and a pleasant experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Baird and this practice to anyone who needs this treatment.

- Shirley B

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Patient Review by Gary T

Having traveled to most countries with my job and needing various dental support over the last fifty years I can state without a doubt that the attention to detail and the comfort of its patients along with ensuring that you are both pain free and informed is second to none that I have seen. The commitment to service excellence and patient support and comfort is a true mark of superior hard work by all at this practice. I will go out of my way to inform all I know of this rare and excellent experience. If there is such as thing as having a "good" root canal I can say with confidence this was my first and only experience as such. With sincere thanks to all the staff Gary

- Gary T

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Patient Review by Seth R

As someone absolutely terrified of dental work, Hal mohorn and Jessica made the root canal experience so easy. Much love and will spread the word. Would drive 60 miles back for more of the same care. Thank you guys.

- Seth R

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Patient Review by Ben H

The entire experience was calming and relaxing. I had not had a root canal before, and Dr. Stanley and his assistant were very professional and helpful

- Ben H

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Patient Review by Alvin K

I was impressed with everyone I came in contact with. All were professional and very good at their job especially Debbie who assisted Dr. Morgan. As a team they were impressive. I have never had a root canal before and both Debbie & Dr. Morgan went above and beyond what I would consider "normal" to make sure I understood the procedure and was comfortable with everything they were going to do and doing. I could not have been more pleased with my visit / treatment and I am sincerely thankful I was fortunate enough to be referred to Piedmont Endodontics and have seen Dr. Morgan and Debbie.

- Alvin K

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Patient Review by Robert S

Very professional, no pain. I am confident that I came to the correct place for this procedure. Any fears I had were groundless. I highly recommend not putting off any work that can be performed by Dr. Baird as you will be highly satisfied.

- Robert S

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Patient Review by Terry R

My procedure was a root canal. The very words are scary. However, my experience was anything but. The prepping of the tooth was such that I never felt any pain or discomfort for the entire session. I was given a warming blanket and asked many times if I was okay. The professionalism and care for my comfort was excellent. I was given instructions both verbally and written for my recovery. I had no pain after the numbing wore off. My experience was nothing short of phenomenal!

- Terry R

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Patient Review by lennette s

Lennette s was very grateful and happy with my time with the team

- lennette s

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Patient Review by Tina B

Very informative cares about their patients I experienced no pain whatsoever

- Tina B

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Patient Review by mary w

I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Baird, and have gotten to know his beautiful family, as his son and my grandson play football together. I recently asked Dr. Baird about an implant that I have needed for years at a football practice, not realizing then that in a few weeks I would be at my general dentist in Winston Salem with a hugh toothache in a tooth under my crown next to the space where the implant was needed. Your practice was highly recoommended by Dr. Ted Clark in Winston, as well as other dentists whom I know. I was so glad to see Dr. Baird was part of the practice, and was able to get an appointment almost immediately. I was blown away at the kindness, efficiency, and amazing expertise he performed in doing the root canal. And he was able to save the crown!!!!! I'm not even sure that i'm supposed to tell you about how generous he was in re to the cost of the procedure. It was na Blessing from God. So, I will be singing his praises for a long time, as well as realizing that we have such a great practice in this community to be so thankful for. I'm living proof that there are lots worse things than a root canal!! Just sooooo thankful for the treatment I received Friday, November 4th. God Bless Your Practice. Mary Lewis

- mary w

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Patient Review by Carol M

No Pain!

- Carol M

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Patient Review by Karen D

It was after 4 pm and I was worked in as an emergency case. The entire staff was so kind and helpful. I walked into the office in so much pain I had a difficult time thinking clearly, but from the front staff to the chair side assistant to Dr. Stanley I was made to feel as ease about my situation. They worked swiftly to bring relief to my pain. Thank you so much. Hopefully I will not be in need of your services again, but if I should I would not want anyone else to help me but you.

- Karen D

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Patient Review by April M

I drive here from Virginia because of a wonderful experience I had prior. Dr. Steven Mohorn is extremely good at what he does, he is friendly & professional. Becca was an excellent assistant & they both made me feel comfortable. They got right into caring for me and was extremely careful with a painful tooth issue that I had. If needed I would definitely go back over any other office.

- April M

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Patient Review by Lisa P

I was nervous coming in since I've had very limited dental problems (thank goodness). But immediately, I was put at ease by the staff with their warm welcome and greetings. All around, the staff was nice and sincere. Dr. Morgan explained everything thoroughly. Having never been to an Endo practice before, I truly didn't know what to expect. Turns out, I worried for nothing! A few hours later and I'm feeling okay. I'd definitely return if I had the need and would certainly recommend P. E. to friends and family. Thank you all for such great care!

- Lisa P

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