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Root Canals- Misunderstood Fort Mill, SC
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For years, root canals have been one of the most dreaded dental procedures. Patients have often put off having this necessary treatment simply because of their fear that this procedure induces. However, root canals are quite misunderstood, and Gold Hill Dentistry wants to help clear up the misunderstanding.

The first thing to understand is that root canals are not painful – infected teeth are painful. Root canals are designed to relieve pain, not be the cause of pain. The innermost layer of the tooth is known as the “pulp” of the tooth. It is in this pulp that the roots of the teeth are found. When the pulp of a tooth is infected, this is what causes the pain: the extremely sensitive roots are constantly being exposed to pain-inducing infection. Root canals are a simple and painless procedure that removes the infection and pain from the inside of the tooth.

Root canals are an in-office procedure that truly causes no more discomfort than having a routine filling. Modern endodontic treatment has made this procedure extremely safe and effective and will save the natural tooth. Saving the natural tooth by removing infection is the ultimate goal of a root canal. Once a tooth is lost, it opens the mouth to a whole host of other issues, including the need to replace the missing tooth in order to protect the entire mouth.

Infection inside a tooth occurs for a variety of reasons: repeated dental procedures on a single tooth, faulty crown, crack in the tooth enamel that allows bacteria to reach inside the pulp, and trauma to a tooth. If the infection is left untreated, not only will you experience intense pain, but it can lead to unbearable pain in the form of an abscess. During a root canal treatment procedure, the infected pulp of the tooth is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and the tooth is then filled and sealed. Once this is done, a crown or filling will be placed on the top surface of the tooth to prevent future damage, as well as allowing the tooth to function like any other tooth.

Root canals allow patients to maintain their natural teeth. Remember, a root canal is not painful, awful, or something that you should fear. Root canals relieve your pain! Contact Gold Hill Dentistry today.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Gold Hill Dentistry

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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