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Meet Dr. O’Rielly

Welcome to the holistic dental practice of Dr. Carey O’Rielly. DDS.

Give us a call if you are looking for an integrative approach that is focused on your optimal health. Dr. O’Rielly is a gentle, experienced and environmentally aware dentist. He uses only bio-friendly materials, providing complete biological and holistic care. He offers a full range of services in a peaceful, park-like, non-toxic setting.

At Integrative Dentistry our focus is to:

  • Support overall health and well-being
  • Address any hidden infections, including failing root canals
  • Eliminate toxic dental materials
  • Use as few metals as possible, ex: use Zirconia implants
  • Use lasers for cavities, gum disease, and infected root canals
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Advanced Laser Endodontic Therapy (ALET)
Heal Root Canals and Infected Teeth with the Erbium Laser

Laser Root Canal Therapy Demonstration
SWEEPS Photoacoustic Endodontics

In the vast majority of cases, root canals are caused by infections, and the bacteria that cause root canal infections are difficult to remove completely once they get into the tooth and the bone around the tooth.

When teeth get infected the tubules get filled with bacteria and traditional root canal therapy doesn’t have an effective way of dealing with the bacteria in the tubules of the root.

Advanced Laser Endodontic Therapy (ALET) successfully addresses the two major disadvantages of traditional root canal therapy: the inability to clean and sanitize anatomically complex root-canal systems and to deeply disinfect dentinal walls and tubules. Using the PIPS and SWEEPS modes of the Fotona Erbium laser, virtually all the bacteria present in infected teeth is eliminated.

Fast, effective and minimally invasive treatments!

Recent Articles

The Root Canal Cover-Up: Did George Meinig Have it Right?

Did George Meinig have it right when he wrote ‘The Root Canal Cover-Up back in 1993?  Yes and no.  The reason I say this is explained below, so keep reading. In his book, Meinig highlights the research done by Westin Price a century ago demonstrating how root canal infections cause other health conditions and illnesses in the body.  Price was most famous for his rabbit experiments, where he implanted root canal teeth from his patients into rabbits and tracked how that animal fared afterward.  What he observed was that the rabbits got sick and in many cases died as a result.  After observing this scores of times, he coined the phrase ‘focal infection’, which basically means that the bacteria in one part of the body can affect or cause illness in another part of the body.

How To Heal Root Canals and Infected Teeth with Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming

There has been a lot of controversy over the last decade or two about root canals.  The disagreement is usually between dentists and root canal specialists (endodontists) on one side and alternative practitioners, like naturapaths, Integrative M.D.’s and chiropractors on the other.  Dentists and endodontists almost always recommend saving the tooth.  Alternative doctors usually land on the side of extracting the tooth.

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“I just to thank you so very much for your beyond superb blogs! What an eye-opener! I am learning so, so, so much by reading them.” ~ Blog Subscriber

Our Practice

We are focused on providing holistic dental procedures in San Diego, and are committed to offering you unsurpassed, patient-centered dental care within nurturing surroundings. We use the most advanced materials and procedures. Our comprehensive approach to cosmetic/holistic care ensures your path to a healthier, more beautiful and confident smile. Our patients trust Integrative Dental Practice to deliver uniquely supportive holistic/cosmetic care because we listen carefully to all of your concerns and look for the most balanced solution to address your needs.

Ceramic Dental Implants

Box1Replacing missing teeth with ceramic dental implants can have a dramatic effect on how you look and how you feel. Enhance your smile by replacing old dental work, missing or damaged teeth. We use natural-looking and non-toxic materials for implants, crowns, bridges and veneers. Your teeth will look and feel all-natural!

Metal-Free Dentistry

The latest in dental materials makes a metal-free smile possible. Durable fillings and crowns can be made with state-of-the-art resins and porcelains. Swiss-made, non-conductive ceramic implants can refresh your smile by replacing missing or damaged teeth. All of today’s dental care can be both holistic and cosmetic.

Natural Gum Care


Heal areas in your mouth where inflammation and infections are active. This may be due to decay, old root canals or gum disease. Dr O will check extractions and root canals for bacteria leakage, a 24/7 source of unseen infection called cavitations. Treating areas of bacterial infection is important for healthy gums.

Did you know that many diseases are linked to oral health?

For many decades dentistry has been considered a separate discipline outside of general wellness and health, but this is rapidly changing with new tools like the high definition microscope and a greater understanding of inflammatory, chronic and auto immune conditions.

Did you know that there are two types of Dental Implants available?

Until recently, titanium has been the only material available for dental implants. Thanks to modern advances in dentistry, Zirconia (or Ceramic) has become a viable alternative for those seeking a healthy, biologically compatible solution to missing teeth.

Did you know that two of the greatest nutritionists of the 20th century were dentists?

Drs. Weston Price and Royal Lee, two giants in the field of dental health, knew that proper nutrition is the key to a healthy mouth, mind and body.  See how common nutrients and minerals in food affect the mouth and immune system.