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
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 354 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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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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