Root Canal Therapy

Save your tooth and end your pain!

Avoid a Tooth Extraction

A root canal is needed when the inside of your tooth becomes infected, decayed, or experiences trauma. This endodontic procedure involves removing the tooth’s pulp, cleaning and sealing the opening, then restoring your tooth’s beauty and strength with a crown.

Common signs you need a root canal include:

  • Heightened tooth sensitivity

  • Persistent tooth pain

  • Darkening tooth color

  • Swelling or tenderness near your gums

Not only will a root canal save your tooth from extraction, but it’ll also prevent further infection, decay, and problems.

Root Canal vs. Extraction

Discover the benefits of preserving your natural tooth!

A root canal costs less than extracting your tooth and replacing it with a dental implant.


Maintain your bite and continue eating your favorite foods without discomfort.


You’ll protect your surrounding teeth and oral health by removing the infection or decay while keeping your tooth.

No More Pain

Many patients claim they felt immediate pain relief after getting root canal therapy.

Get Out of Pain ASAP

If you associate pain with a root canal, you’re not alone. The truth is root canals don’t hurt, and the infection actually causes pain. Once the infection is removed, you’ll no longer suffer!

Still not convinced? Don’t worry. Our talented South Carolina dentists at ProGrin Dental have various ways to help you relax:

  • Offering you a complimentary comfort menu to help you stay calm

  • Keeping you informed by explaining the entire procedure beforehand

  • Making your treatment fast and pain-free through modern technology

  • Making sure you’re comfortable during your appointment

  • Sedation dentistry is available to help ease your anxiety.
5 star reviews

“I Am Pain-Free Now”

"First of all, thank you so much, Dr. Greg and Chan! I had my root canal at ProGrin, which I was not daring since I had an earlier bad experience with a lot of pain at a different practice ☹️, but Dr. Greg made sure that I'd have no pain and trouble. I am pain-free now and will recommend this place, especially this wonderful doctor. ?"

Karuna M., 5-Star Google Review

FAQs about Root Canals

Answered by our caring dental team in Greenville, SC.
  • What are the steps for a root canal procedure?

    A root canal is a tried-and-true endodontic procedure that’s saved countless teeth from getting extracted.

    Here’s a general overview of what to expect:

    1. Using advanced technology, we’ll determine if a root canal is your best option
    2. We’ll numb your tooth and ensure you’re comfortable before starting
    3. The diseased pulp (tooth nerve) inside your tooth along with any infected tissue is removed
    4. The inside of your tooth is disinfected, filled, and sealed to protect it and prevent reinfection
    5. A custom natural-looking crown is placed to safeguard your tooth

    Throughout the procedure, we’ll make sure you’re relaxed and out of harm’s way.

  • Are root canals effective?

    Yes! Root canals are extremely effective and have a 95% success rate. The key to achieving this is choosing an experienced and trained dentist.

  • What happens if I don't get a root canal?

    The longer you put off getting a root canal, the more you’re at risk for:

    • Severe or unbearable toothache pain
    • Heightened tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
    • The infection spreading to other parts of your mouth or body
    • Dental abscesses
    • An emergency root canal
    • An emergency tooth extraction
    • More costly and invasive dental procedures
    • Overall health issues

    The important thing to note is root canal infection or decay won’t go away on its own.

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