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Root canals play an essential role in helping patients avoid tooth loss following decay or damage to the deep, central portion of the tooth. With special instruments and advanced techniques, Dr. Konda performs root canal treatments with little to no discomfort and optimal results in patients at GENTLE DENTAL INDIAN LAND SC. Root canals preserve and restore a damaged tooth so patients can avoid extractions and the complications and side effects they cause.
A root canal is a procedure used to treat teeth that have decay or damage in the deep central portion of the tooth, called the pulp. The pulp contains the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues that support the tooth. When these tissues become damaged or decayed, the risks of serious infection and tooth loss increase dramatically. Root canals use special techniques and tools to carefully remove the damaged pulp portion of the tooth while leaving the surrounding tooth material intact, helping patients preserve their natural teeth and avoid extractions.
A tooth extraction may sound like a simpler alternative to having a root canal performed, but once a tooth is pulled, it can trigger changes in the gums and jaw bone that can lead to additional tooth loss in the future. Plus, having a tooth pulled can disrupt the normal bite balance, resulting in increased risks for uneven tooth wear and decay, as well as chronic jaw pain and headaches. If You or your loved one has a excruciating pain in the tooth and need root canal treatment call Gentle Dental at 8032283344