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

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 254 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Judy P

The office was very inviting....ALL personnel was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this group to anyone...especially the endodontist, Dr. Malueg! Having a root canal is not something anyone looks forward to, but the whole experience was seamless!

- Judy P

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Patient Review by Randall M

This is the second root canal I’ve had, first with Piedmont Endo. I had a wonderful experience, and will return.

- Randall M

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Patient Review by Annette L

Dr Morgan and his staff are very good at what they do. They put the patients needs first and help put me at ease at a very difficult time.

- Annette L

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Patient Review by Cindy S

I have always had a good experience here and I would trust no one else to do my root canals! I never have pain afterwards which is wonderful!

- Cindy S

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Patient Review by Robert L

No pain

- Robert L

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Patient Review by Rhonda M

I was extremely nervous about having a root canal. Dr. Morgan, Debbie and the front desk staff made the experience as pleasant and relaxing as it could possibly be. Thanks for making the experience a good one!

- Rhonda M

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Patient Review by Sue W

I was terrified but it turned out to be pain free. Becca and Steve were wonderful!! I would most definitely recommend them.

- Sue W

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Patient Review by Debbie L

Fast, no pain, friendly atmosphere, extremely competent. Sounds odd, but definitely a good experience!

- Debbie L

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Patient Review by Debi L

Thank you to Dr. Malueg and Kamryn for making my visit go so smoothly and with such care and concern about my comfort for something I needed to have done but I was truly dreading the amount of pain that would be involved. Well, that was completely unnecessary worrying as pain was almost nonexistent and I felt Dr. Malueg’s focus on my treatment in a way that made me relax. I am used to pain being involved in the extensive amount of dental work I have had done but this visit did not have that and I thank Dr. Malueg for making my visit go so well.

- Debi L

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Patient Review by Douglas W

Dr. Maelog was great. She was very concerned to ensure I wasn't experiencing any pain while being anesthetized. Never felt even so much as a needle prick. I was there to have an infected previous root canal redone. The Doctor and Melissa, her assistant, were both great and made me comfortable. I really never felt an instant of pain. Very happy!!

- Douglas W

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Patient Review by Vivian N

Waiting is my only compliant. Other than that, the environment was clean and aesthetic. Staff was nice. Had a great first experience and will likely return and recommend to others.

- Vivian N

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Patient Review by Amy F

Friendly staff that made you feel welcome. Everyone explained every detail throughly from payment, procedure and after care

- Amy F

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Patient Review by Bill L

For all of us who have had "anxiety attacks" about the prospect of having a root canal.....fear no more! Will Stanley, D.D.S., M.S. was my doctor and I strongly recommend him to anyone! His assistants, Megan Ivey and Sherry Hoover were as equally as highly skilled at their profession and were quick to remind me that there would be "no pain." Both ladies have outstanding concern and care for their patients. I actually had two visits stemming from a problem away from the office, one in Kernersville and another in Greensboro and everyone at both sites were excellent professionals. My visits to Piedmont Endodontics was as fine as any medical situation I have ever encountered. Highly recommend these three wonderful professionals! Bill Leatherman

- Bill L

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Patient Review by Pam A

Dawn & Dr. Baird were the perfect combination of expertise & care! Both made me feel at ease from the start. They were confident in their roles; therefore, I was also confident in them & myself! Thank you Dr. Baird & Dawn!

- Pam A

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Patient Review by Gregory w

Had wonderful time talking to Debbie, she was on time ,take me back, take the x-rays, learn a lot, she told me to hold my breath, while taken the x Ray,she and Dr Horowitz did great job,I want to thank them for great job.i would let them fix my teeth anytime,,all so l want to thanks the staff up front,so nice, I please with everyone, thanks you all

- Gregory w

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Patient Review by Cynthia S

The staff, along with the doctor, was so nice and explained everything that they were doing and why. I appreciate when someone is so concerned about my health. I would recommend Dr. Morgan and his staff to anybody needing treatment. Thank you!

- Cynthia S

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Patient Review by Cheryll H

Dr Maleug was absolutely awesome! She was the most professional & caring of any specialist I have ever been to! She made me feel relaxed & I felt absolutely no pain! She was thorough in telling me everything as she worked & was totally focused on me until she completed my root canal. I have already recommended her & would not hesitate to come back to her if I need future treatments!!

- Cheryll H

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Patient Review by Janet W

As a repeat patient of Dr. Stanley's, I am always amazed at how calm he makes one feel. He is compassionate about his work and I trust his opinions 100%. During my root canal, he and Meghan were top notch. Leave all anxiety at the door with these two as they will always take very good care of you! It's also comforting to receive a phone call the next day to see how you are doing. Customer service is wonderful and appreciated.

- Janet W

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Patient Review by Blake C

I would recommend the doctor and the practice to anyone!!!! The service and experience was the best I've ever seen. I only wish ever doctor I went to was as awesome.

- Blake C

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Patient Review by Jerry H

Dr. Stanley was very forthcoming with information and wanted to ease any anxiety that I had as his patient which calmed me even more. He was easy to listen to and prepared me for the series of events for my procedure. I just wanted to take a minute to say Thank You Sir to you and your staff for my Dental Care today.

- Jerry H

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