Root Canal Therapy

Save your teeth from dental disease.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal is part of the endodontic specialty to save or repair a tooth when it’s severely decayed, infected, or has been through a traumatic accident. It’s the last resort to save your tooth from a tooth extraction.

Root canal therapy involves removing the nerve and pulp, cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth, and capping it with a dental crown. You may need a root canal if:

  • You have severe tooth sensitivity

  • You’ve had trauma to the nerve

  • The tooth has extreme decay

  • You experienced a traumatic injury from an accident

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Why Do You Need a Root Canal?

Keep your natural teeth for life.

The most important reason is you’ll keep your natural teeth, which will always triumph over artificial teeth. How so?

You'll Keep Your Natural Smile
Continue Eating Your Favorite Foods
Limit the Need for Ongoing Dental Work
Finally Get Out Of Pain

Does a Root Canal Hurt?

Our dentists throughout South Carolina are putting the stigma of root canals to rest. You’ve probably cringed from hearing the term “root canal” – no doubt from the horror stories your great uncle used to tell you about the time he had a root canal in 1967.

Let us put those fears to rest! Not only is root canal therapy a pain-free procedure but ProGrin Dental offers multiple options to help you relax:

  • Our Comfort Menu to choose your amenities

  • Sedation dentistry to ease your anxiety

  • A detailed explanation of what you can expect from start to finish

  • Latest technology in endodontic procedures

  • Making sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire procedure

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“It’s Truly an Experience To Be a Patient”

“It is one thing to just ‘go to the dentist’, but it is truly an experience to be a patient of Dr Ayers. He and his entire staff are by far in a league of their own. Not only are they all top notch quality professionals, but their caring personalities are second to none.”

– Lori H., Actual Patient at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

Have Questions About Root Canals?

Get the answers below.
  • What can I expect during the root canal procedure?

    While it sounds scary, a root canal procedure is pretty simple (especially under the care of our expert dentists).

    1. First, we’ll diagnose if you need this endodontic procedure by using our latest technology, such as our intraoral camera
    2. We’ll go inside the tooth and remove the diseased pulp (tooth nerve) and any infected tissue
    3. After removing all the infection, we’ll disinfect the inside of the tooth and seal it up with a unique dental material.
    4. Once sealed, our dentist will place a crown to safeguard the tooth

    During this process, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable throughout the entire procedure and don’t feel any pain.

  • How successful are root canals?

    Root canals are highly successful with a 95% success rate. With the proper hygiene maintenance and consistent dental visits, a root canal can last for the rest of your life.

  • What happens if I put off this procedure?

    The longer you put off a root canal, the greater chance the tooth may not survive and will need to be extracted to protect your oral health. An extraction may lead to future dental problems (shifting teeth, bite problems, etc.), and may cost you more money in the long run.

    We invite you to read our blog to learn 3 extremely useful resources to know everything about root canals.

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