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. Baird, Stanley, Malueg, Horwitz, Morrow, Mohorn and Schweizer 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy 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:

Piedmont Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 394 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Jane K

Precision, coordination, synchronicity between Cayla and Dr. Horowitz amazing…

- Jane K

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Patient Review by Janet W

I was seen the same day that I called and was worked in as an emergency. Paige and Dr. Malueg were extremely caring and informative throughout my entire visit. This was my first root canal, and I would recommend this staff to anyone. Thanks for taking care of me and relieving my pain.

- Janet W

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Patient Review by Anonymous A

Dr. Horwitz was very patient, explaining what he was doing and answering all my questions. He worked quickly and took care of my pain. His assistant was wonderful as well. Both were highly professional, extremely competent, and very polite.

- Anonymous A

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Patient Review by Allen A

Debbie was very nice in the admitting office who called me back for an earlier appointment. I had to go out of town and they had an opening. DR. Morrow was excellent. He told me what to expect and let me know each step he was taking. It was very reassuring. Courtney, his assistant made sure I was comfortable and kept the procedure flowing. I would definitely go back to him. He is very skillful at his profession. Office was a nice clean room, good view of outside and very comfortable. Thank you all for making it a good experience..

- Allen A

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Patient Review by Starr M

Dr. Stanley was very kind and reassuring during the procedure. He explained what he was doing and why he was doing it. He was patient with me and my inability to keep my mouth open wide because of my TMJ,. I had very little soreness the next day. I give him an A+!

- Starr M

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Patient Review by Larry D

Great staff, very knowledgeable

- Larry D

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Patient Review by Jon A

Expedient, professional approach

- Jon A

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Patient Review by Brenda T

This was at Winston office, (wasn’t listed in choice of location). Dr Leslie Maleug, and her assistant, was excellent. So caring and explained every step. This was a painless procedure and was completed so timely. Cannot say enough positive things about the entire experience. Highly recommend this office! Dr Maleug is the absolute Best!

- Brenda T

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Patient Review by Randy S

Dr. and Assistant were fabulous. Excellent work and no "beating around the bush". Did a fantastic job with obvious professionalism and proficiency. Obviously concerned about the time of the procedure for the benefit of the patient and the completeness/success of the procedure. Great teamwork.

- Randy S

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Patient Review by Tammy R

I was an extremely nervous and anxious patient and can honestly say that the staff and Dr. Horwitz are wonderful. I was seen at the Winston Salem office but that was not an option in the dropdown menu during this survey so I wanted to mention the office team. This team is top notch and put me as ease with how they explained the process to me and allowed me ask questions and moments to have a break to keep me comfortable during the procedure.

- Tammy R

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Patient Review by Jana T

Dr Horwitz and his assistant Julie did an amazing job! Very thankful that I was able to be worked in for this appt!

- Jana T

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Patient Review by Sareena A

If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Was told by my coworkers that having a root canal was very painful! Dr. Stanley and his assistant did an excellent job! Did not even realized he had completed an entire root canal procedure!! (thought he was just cleaning out a cavity that was close to my root). The entire process was very painless and very pleased with the reassurance & him explaining every step of the way on what was being done! They were so amazing that I went to work the next day without even having to take an ibuprofen in case of any discomfort which there wasn’t any! Highly recommend & definitely made my first experience painless!

- Sareena A

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Patient Review by Celia S

Every person in this office made me feel comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. From the time I entered to the time I left, I was given the best care possible. Dr. Mohorn and staff are amazing and professional! I highly recommend them for dental care!

- Celia S

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Patient Review by Bernard F

I was referred to this practice by my dentist. I called and spoke to Donna. After explaining to her what I needed she began to work. She was trying to find me an appointment immediately, but nothing was available so she set my appointment. Just a few minutes later she called and said there was a cancellation in Kernersville, but I had another appointment and kept the original appointment. On the day of my appointment I arrived early as Donna suggested to do the paperwork. The front counter staff member explained everything and I started the paperwork. I was returning it to the the first staff member, she was busy so the other staff member quickly said I can take that for you. I sat back down for less than a minute and Kathy (I think) came to get me. She explained the facility and a few minutes later she started prepping me, very professional and friendly. Dr. Mohorn came in and introduced himself and pronounced my name correctly, I was impressed already. That was nothing compared to the way these two professional worked together. They were shuffling tools back and forth with few words. Dr. Mohorn would tell me things about the procedure as they were demonstrating their skills. I was most impressed when I thought they were finished, another X ray was needed to complete but they both didn't like the view and back in they went. I didn't count it a mistake I thought it was great patient care. I told them I saw a video on a root canal, and Dr. Mohorn shared a story and told me I probably couldn't do this with my dremel !!! I know it wasn't supposed to be a wonderful experience but in my opinion it was. I don't want another root canal but if I do it will be here.

- Bernard F

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Patient Review by Kathryn A A

The entire staff was friendly, helpful, and efficient. The office is clean and inviting.

- Kathryn A A

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Patient Review by Susan W

I'm not sure which Dr Mohorn treated me, but he was courteous, showed empathy and got right to the point. He treated me immediately after assessing what needed to be done. He and his staff performed the root canal, working through their lunch break. I was so grateful and thankful for their sacrifice for my benefit. Great group of professionals! I would highly recommend this practice.

- Susan W

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Patient Review by charlie M

Every experience was very good. check in, check out and the treatment was great. I am not the type who likes going to a Doctor at all but every one made it a pleasant experience.

- charlie M

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Patient Review by Elner B

Friendly,Understanding,Painless,Explain procedure to my understanding.Will recommend to family and friends if needed.

- Elner B

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Patient Review by Jennifer L

I was very nervous because this was my first time of having this type procedure. The staff were very kind and made sure you were comfortable. I will definitely recommend Piedmont Endodontics and Dr. Stanley for any of your dental procedures like the one I had.

- Jennifer L

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