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
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 Kenneth R. H

The business is ran like a well oiled machine. Everybody is friendly, especially the dental nurse assistant Becca. She was so professional, she knew what the Dr. needed before he ask. Never felt so relaxed and in good hands in my life. These Dr.s and assistants are the best.

- Kenneth R. H

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Patient Review by Ashley M

I was in horrible pain and they made me comfortable very quick. Waiting time was very short. Didn’t feel a thing . They took very good care of me and made sure I was comfortable the entire time! I HIGHLY recommend this office.

- Ashley M

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Patient Review by Julia M

Not bad for a root canal 🙂 Staff was very gentle, patient, and helpful.

- Julia M

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Patient Review by Angela P

Thank you Dr. Horwitz, you are very talented and will refer you to anyone that is in need of a root canal procedure.

- Angela P

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Patient Review by Rick M

Everyone took the time to explain the procedure, answered all questions fully, and have a great sense of humor.

- Rick M

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Patient Review by Tom M

Explanation of procedures, cost involved, and what to do next

- Tom M

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Patient Review by Sherry K

The first contact with Carol was encouraging. She showed genuine concern and was very helpful in rescheduling my appointment. (I had an appointment scheduled for the following week. They had a cancellation and she called to get me in early.) Dr. Harold Mohorn was very considerate and gentle. Kristin was personable and made me feel comfortable. She also kept me calm and worked with me while taking x-rays (gag reflex). Entire staff was friendly and efficient.

- Sherry K

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Patient Review by penny r

everyone was great from first phone call for appt to procedure and check out i was so nervous, but they all made me comfortable Dr.H Mohorn was wonderful

- penny r

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Patient Review by Catherine S

I liked how it was possible to view what root canal looked like via the video on the website. The dental technician and dentist explained the procedure and let me know how it was going during the procedure. It went very smoothly and I was happy to thank everyone as I left the practice. I would highly recommend this practice.

- Catherine S

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Patient Review by Jonny B

The staff did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and informed. Dr Mohorn kept me apprised of everything as we moved through the process. I was pleased how well and quickly my recovery proceeded. I would highly recommend the practice.

- Jonny B

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Patient Review by Darrin C

Dr. Morgan is an outstanding endodontist! His calm, assuring demeanor allowed me to simply chill and let him fix my tooth. Should I need another root canal, I will gladly return to his chair.

- Darrin C

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Patient Review by somaly k

what i like was i didnt feel any pain. the only pain i felt was coming in with the tooth ache. the people are really nice and funny.

- somaly k

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Patient Review by Sandrine M

The treatment received was "first class". Both Dr. Steven Mohorn and Assistant Alyssa did their best to make me feel comfortable. The procedure went well and I left the office feeling relieved and pain-free. Post-treatment, I only experienced jaw soreness, easily treated with Ibuprofen. Overall, great experience!

- Sandrine M

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Patient Review by Shawn S

I loved the professionalism and friendly atmosphere that the office had.

- Shawn S

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Patient Review by Melissa C

Dr H Mahorn was so caring and funny, putting me at ease for my root canal. He worked quickly and made sure no pain. I would recommend him to anyone needing this procedure

- Melissa C

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Patient Review by Pam V

I had a root canal done. I was in a lot of pain. The doctor and assistant were AWESOME !!! I would highly recommend Piedmont Endodontics !!!

- Pam V

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Patient Review by Roslyn C

I was so nervous going for my first root canal and everyone was just wonderful. Lisa Carter and Cameron the assistants were absolutely great and put me at ease. Dr. Malueg is the best ever, a remarkable, caring, and excellent doctor. I felt absolutely no pain or discomfort whatsoever. I would highly recommend her. She’s Fantastic. The best dental experience I ever had.

- Roslyn C

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Patient Review by Jillian C

The facility and staff are very friendly. Dr. Malueg was very pleasant and gentle.

- Jillian C

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Patient Review by Michael B

Very professional and very patient.

- Michael B

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Patient Review by Karen K

Dr Malueg, Lisa, and Kamryn took very good care of me. Got a warm blanket to keep me warm while I was there and even got some shades to keep me looking cool while they did the root canal. Loved loved the experience, I was scared to death when I got there but these 3 ladies made sure I didn't feel a thing, they even told me what to expect as they did the surgery and made sure I was okay during each step. If I had a regular dentist office like this, I would never mind going.

- Karen K

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