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

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 361 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Luis Q

Dr. Stanley made me feel very safe. I was extremely nervous and honestly afraid. He helped understand what was going on the entire time. He was spot-on through everything. If something was going to give off a certain smell, it did exactly what he said it would. If something was going to feel a certain way, that exactly what happened. I appreciate both Dr. Stanley and Megan very much. Praying for them both!!

- Luis Q

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Patient Review by Vicky H

No one ever wants to have to have a root canal, but WOW! You all made my first experience with this AMAZING! Everyone was so accommodating and pleasant. Dr. Morrow and his Assistant were beyond incredible. So gentle, and informative of every step of the process. I had absolutely no pain at any time of the procedure. I even had to use the restroom in the middle of the procedure, and they let me! What a very professional and pleasant establishment you all have here. I will highly recommend you all to family and friends. Thank you so much for making my first (and hopefully last) experience such a nice, pleasant, and wonderful experience. It's a pleasure to visit a helpful, clean and pleasant atmosphere in today's world that we live in. May God Bless You All!

- Vicky H

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Patient Review by Jerry H

I was extremely well pleased with my experience at Piedmont Endodontics in the Winston- salem, NC office! They worked me in as an urgent root canal patient--- I was absolutely climbing the walls with tooth pain!! They were like a God send-- very professional , kind and compassionate. Dr Baird and Dawn his assistant worked with me and explained everything as they worked- I would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone I come in contact with that needs their services! Dr Heath - my dentist in Walkertown gave me their name and I am so thankful he did! TERRIFIC Job Folks!!!!!

- Jerry H

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Patient Review by James M

Dr. Morrow is an excellent doctor; very intelligent and thorough as well as being an extremely nice person! No one wants to have a root canal and this was my first and hopefully only one. I've only heard horror stories about them. Melanie greeted me warmly and escorted me to what I was expecting - the room of gloom. With her manner and kindness, I felt very good about my situation. But when Dr. Morrow came in and introduced himself and we chatted a little, I knew I was in a good place. He explained everything to me thoroughly up front and kept me well-informed during the procedure. I could not imagine being in a better place with better people, period! My wife, who is a retired RN could not believe I came home with NO PAIN. I felt great! Dr. Morrow and Melanie are ambassadors for your practice. Welcome to Greensboro, Dr. Morrow!

- James M

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Patient Review by Janet A

This was my first visit to Piedmont Endodontics, so of course I was unfamiliar with any of their providers. Thankfully I was scheduled with Dr. Joshua Morrow and Heather, his very knowledgeable and professional assistant. I was awoken out of my sleep with excruciating tooth pain and knew immediately that a root canal was indicated. My dentist referred me to the practice, making all of the arrangements. Needless to say, I was very stressed between the pain and having to undergo a root canal. Heather was so calming and reassuring and Dr. Morrow patiently explained the procedure, checking on my comfort level throughout the entire root canal. Dr. Morrow was so gentle, I never even felt the anesthetic, which put me completely at ease....I knew that I was in very capable hands. I highly recommend Dr. Morrow for anyone needing a root canal. He is a very gifted and compassionate endodontist and I will definitely relay my very positive experience to my dentist! Thank you Heather and Dr. Morrow.

- Janet A

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Patient Review by SUsan G

I liked everything about my experience at Piedmont Endodontics. The waiting room was pleasant and modern and well-kept. The reception staff was very nice and helpful. Dr. Baird was engaging and personable. I like a chatty treatment room atmosphere and he and Korie were both friendly, kind, and informative and put me at ease. Thanks and best wishes to them both.

- SUsan G

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Patient Review by Paul M

Dr. Morrow and Melanie were absolutely GREAT!.... I'm telling all my family and friends the great experience I had .

- Paul M

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Patient Review by Diane V

No complaints at all. Everyone was very prompt and courteous. The root canal procedure was probably one of the smoothest I have ever had. Dr. Baird and his assistant, Korie, were very kind and explained things as the procedure went along.

- Diane V

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Patient Review by Marie B

I imagine most people don't particularly like going to the dentist or to an endodontist, myself included. From the time I arrived at Piedmont Endodontics until I left, I was very pleased with my experience. At no time was I experiencing pain or fear. I was treated like royalty. I was given tinted glasses, headphones to listen to my own music and a warm blanket for even more comfort!!! Dr. Malueg and her assistant Paige were both wonderful. I don't recall ever having a visit of this type where I was so relaxed and never hurt from any of the procedures they did, including x-rays, numbing and the actual root canal. The discharge instructions given by both Dr. Malueg and Paige were just as clear and understandable as their concern for my treatment and comfort. I would not hesitate to return to this office and highly recommend them to anyone needing dental work of this nature. My overall rating for them is ....Excellent!!!!

- Marie B

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Patient Review by Mark M

Both Dr. Malueg and her assistant Paige were excellent. It was a long procedure that was relatively painless. Both were comforting and professional. Dr. M explained each step during the procedure.

- Mark M

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Patient Review by LaDora K

My tooth pain started during the night on a Thursday. By the time I woke up I knew I was going to have to have a root canal. I am way to familiar with them. My regular dentist office is closed on Fridays but I left a emergency message, didn't receive a call back. Started researching emergency dental offices. I had called a few and they each said I have an appointment Monday morning (that is surely NOT what your advertisement said, which was 24/7). I finally got a hold of a referral to Piedmont Endodontics in Greensboro. I called and was told to come on and they would work me in. When I arrived, I knew I had been there several different times during the years so that made me happy & comfortable already. The WHOLE office staff couldn't have been more friendly!!! The x-ray tech, the doctor's assistant I believe one was Allie & the other one Sharon(I think), anyway I was taken care of more than 100% if that's a thing. Dr. Stanley could NOT have been more personable and professional!!! It was a bad back bottom tooth that took a lot of work. EVERY minute through ALL of the procedures I was being reassured and made to feel at ease!!! They have the highest technology & professional office. If you need anything, DON'T hesitate to call them. They have the Greensboro office along with High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville & Asheboro. Again, everything was top-notch!!! Thank you for working me in....I couldn't have lasted all weekend. GREENSBORO STAFF 100% perfection !!!!

- LaDora K

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Patient Review by Donnie B

I was extremely pleased with the work of Dr. Baird and his assistant, Dawn. They answered all my questions and were very professional throughout the root canal procedure that was done on June 4, 2020. I would highly recommend their services to anyone. Also, they were concerned about my comfort level throughout the procedure--- which I appreciated.

- Donnie B

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Patient Review by Kathryn A

The office was clean and inviting. The personnel was very friendly and helpful. They along with Dr. Baird took their time with me which made me feel valued and well cared for. They made my endodontic experience a pleasant one. The three yes or no questions would not let me click "yes" and the location did not have Winston-Salem,

- Kathryn A

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Patient Review by David G

Excellent care First Class

- David G

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Patient Review by Hannah G

I had to go to the Winston Salem location for an emergency root canal. Hopefully, I will never need to come back, but if I did have a dental emergency, I would gladly return. I was/am very afraid of dental procedures, the whole staff was encouraging and comforting. Even after the procedure, they called to check on me and quickly helped with an issue I was having with the antibiotics. This was as pleasant as could possibly be for a dental visit.

- Hannah G

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Patient Review by Shermale M

I have been exceptionally impressed with the level of skill and professionalism I continue to receive by the Piedmont Endodontic, practice as a whole. This has been my first visit to the Kernersville location, but my second visit with the practice, and second visit with Dr. Baird. I had a very pleasant and effective treatment experience with him and the Greensboro office in 2016, and I have nothing but an even better report for him and this present office staff during such a critical time as this. I was so nervous and apprehensive about the need for emergency endodontic work given the present COVID19 pandemic. However, I am appreciative of how they were able to immediately work me in for a same day appointment. Further I am grateful for the follow up care I am having thus far. I highly recommend Dr. Baird and his team, as well as Piedmont Endodontics.

- Shermale M

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Patient Review by Gladys V

I was in need of a root canal...So grateful that Piedmont Endodontics was open during the “Shelter in place order” due to COVID-19 crisis. Both Dr. Steven G. Mohorn and Grace were wonderful! Thank you for taking such good care of me!! Grace even gave me warm blanket to keep me comfortable. Thank you! ️

- Gladys V

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Patient Review by Rheta M

Had no problem with my procedure and had a good experience

- Rheta M

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Patient Review by Darryl H

Again I want to say thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Morgan for todays procedure. I called early today, was told to come right in and was in the chair within a total of 1 hour. First time I have been to your practice and with all that is going on with Covid 19 I wanted to take time to express my appreciation. Darryl Howard

- Darryl H

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Patient Review by Freddie G

the way Grace was so sweet and caring for my comfort and the way the doctor treated you so kind and caring

- Freddie G

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