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Benefits of Saving a Tooth Instead of Removing It Fort Mill, SC
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Teeth can become damaged and infected just like any other living part of the human body. A tooth that has become infected or seriously decayed should not be allowed to remain inside the mouth, as infection and decay can spread to neighboring teeth and gums. However, not all “bad” teeth need to be removed. In fact, there are several benefits of saving a tooth instead of removing it. Root canal therapy, antibiotics, and other treatment options are often successful methods that provide benefits over tooth extraction.

  • Protection of the entire mouth. Any time a tooth is missing from the mouth, the neighboring teeth are left vulnerable to becoming loose. Bones are made up of living tissues, and when they lose support bone degeneration will begin to occur. A hole in the mouth where a tooth should be will cause the jaw bone to soften, and the teeth surrounding the hole will begin to shift out of position – leading to the loss of more teeth. Therefore, saving a tooth helps to protect the entire mouth from the negative residual effects.
  • Proper function. Most people take for granted how much the teeth really do when it comes to providing proper function of the mouth. Having a complete set of teeth affects your chewing, speaking, laughing, and even coughing capabilities. Missing teeth alter the alignment of the teeth, and a gaping hole in the teeth can produce unwanted sounds, slurs, and discomforts.
  • Maintain your natural appearance. Aside from maintaining a complete and attractive smile, saving a tooth over removing it provides a benefit to your natural appearance. The jaw bone affects how the outward appearance of your face looks. If your jaw bone begins to deteriorate, your entire face will change in appearance. An incomplete smile and the changing of your facial appearance can lead to poor self-esteem, lack of confidence, and have a negative impact on your personal and professional life.
  • Less down time. A tooth extraction is considered a surgical procedure. While a single tooth extraction is a minor procedure, multiple teeth extractions are considered to be major procedures. With any type of surgery there will be down time. Saving a tooth via root canal therapy, antibiotics, or other treatment options will require much invasive treatment and down time.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are committed to dental excellence.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

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Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466