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.
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.
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:
- Greensboro: Greensboro Office Phone Number 336-288-0010
- High Point: High Point Office Phone Number 336-889-5656
- Winston-Salem: Winston-Salem Office Phone Number 336-365-2246
- Asheboro: Asheboro Office Phone Number 336-629-1444
- Kernersville: Kernersville Office Phone Number 336-423-5075
Patient Review by Jeffery C
I could not afford the care I needed, but the receptionist told me about carecredit.com. She explained how easy it was to do. no interest if paid in full for 6 mo. after it's 26% from the beginning, so hopefully, I will get it paid by then. It was very easy to do online with my smartphone as she said. She went the extra mile to help me get the care I needed I. can't remember her name but very sweet, kind, and, helpful lady. Everyone was very professional and courteous at Piedmont Endodontics. I was nervous, this was my first root canal. Dr. Baird and Dawn explained everything as they went, kept me informed, occasionally Dawn asked if I was okay which made me at ease. I have heard a lot about how bad painful a root canal it would be, that it will not work, that it is a waste of money, and that you will lose your tooth anyway. It did not hurt near like I was told, some pain during the numbing as you have may have experienced, but it was not extream. He put topical numbing first and let it set. " It did not hurt at all during the procedure". I am at the end of my second day and am not hurting and have a very little swelling. I had an abscess infection so I started antibiotics the day before the root canal, taking it 3 x daily. I took ibuprofen the morning before the procedure, and have taken it every 6 hours as directed for pain. I will stop after 48 hours. I was given another prescription for pain but don't think I will need it. Dr. Baird when he was almost finished went back over what he had done and wasn't completely satisfied, so he went an extra step to ensure everything was perfect. I knew then I had the best care possible. I felt better soon as He was finished but thought it may be just from the numbing, but it still feels better. I will definitely recommend this team to anyone who needs there care. As for all the negativity I have heard, they must not have had a professional team that really knows and specializes in root canals as Dr.Baird and Dawn. Thanks for your care, Jeff
- Jeffery C
Patient Review by Brenda D
I am very pleased with my treatment at Piedmont Endodontics. From the time that I walked in, throughout the procedure, I knew exactly what was going on, the staff took great care of me. This really made an unpleasant item (having to get a root canal) a pleasant experience! thanks again!
- Brenda D
Patient Review by Lawrence C
From stepping in the office, being seen by the assistant, the doctor, to checking out...the experience was great. Everyone has an image or myth about having a root canal. This office reassured everything would be fine and they worked hard to make as comfortable as possible. They put my mind at ease and dispelled all myths commonly associated with root canals. There was little to no pain while they did the procedure.
- Lawrence C
Patient Review by Alice G
Thank you Dr. Baird and Dawn for taking care of me today. You were able to find the tooth that was bothering me and perform a root canal quickly and without any pain. I am grateful for your skill and expertise.
- Alice G
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
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
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
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
Patient Review by Robert L
- Robert L
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
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
Patient Review by Debbie L
Fast, no pain, friendly atmosphere, extremely competent. Sounds odd, but definitely a good experience!
- Debbie L
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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