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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

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"This was my first appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. However prior to my visit I did google their reviews which were exceptional. That being said, my first visit certainly align with their online reviews! Gold Hill Dentistry’s staff were warm, professional but personable, and they made me feel very comfortable from the moment I entered their office and throughout the entire time services were performed. My cleaning results were great and my teeth and gums felt wonderful! I look forward to a long relationship with Gold Hill Dentistry!"


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"Gold Hill Dentistry is the absolute best! From the front desk, to the hygienists, to the doctor, they were all great. They bent over backwards to accommodate my special health situation and urgent scheduling needs. And the drilling/filling they did was the quickest and most painless I've ever had. Don't think twice about making them your new go-to for dental work."


"Office Staff, dental hygienists, and the dentists are all wonderful. Always friendly, helpful, professional and excellent. With so many "doc in the box" dental centers popping up, Gold Hill is a welcome exception where personal service and attention matter. (I should mention too, that the service does not come at premium cost - they take insurance and their rates are competitive and reasonable). Highly recommend Gold Hill Dentistry."


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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466