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When is a Crown like Jewelry?

When is a Crown like Jewelry?

When is a crown like jewelry? When it's made of zirconia. Not just zirconia alone, but when combined with porcelain layered and baked over it, as I will describe below. Most people have hear of zirconia diamonds. They are very hard and beautiful. But most people...

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Which is Better a PFM or a Full Porcelain Crown?

Which is Better a PFM or a Full Porcelain Crown?

I'm often asked, 'What's the best crown material?' In my eyes, hands down, the best crown material is porcelain from a health and biocompatibility point of view. So, between the two most popular types of crowns in dentistry today, I always recommend a full porcelain...

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The Microbiome of Our Mouth and Gut

The Microbiome of Our Mouth and Gut

The terrain of our bodies, its ‘microbiome,’ is host to trillions of microorganisms. Some are beneficial and some are not. You might hear about the ‘microbiome of the gut,’ as well as the ‘microbiome of the mouth.’ Given that the digestive process begins in the mouth,...

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A Holistic Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay

A Holistic Guide to
Preventing Tooth Decay

DIY Ways to Prevent Cavities I'm often asked in my practice, 'Dr O, how can I prevent tooth decay?' Unfortunately it's usually after I tell someone that they have cavities and need dental work. Because once you get holes in your teeth (cavities), it's too late to...

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Bio-Friendly Materials for Healthier Smiles

Bio-Friendly Materials for Healthier Smiles

Bio-Friendly Dental Materials Introduction Biological Dentistry is an approach to dentistry focusing on the biocompatibility of dental materials. In a toxic world it’s not advisable to add to our bodies’ toxic load through dentistry or create more stress to our immune...

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Lasers and Dentistry

Lasers and Dentistry

The Advantages of Laser Gum Surgery The Phase Contrast Microscope In 2009 I figured out a unique way to use a phase contrast microscope and transfer the video image live onto a high definition TV screen. A microscope expert showed me how to port the image through a...

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Deep Cavities Don’t Always Result in Root Canals

Deep Cavities Don’t Always Result in Root Canals

Pictures of an Actual Case At Integrative Dentistry we have seen many patients who believe - or have been told - they need a root canal. Most people, if given a choice, would choose not to do a root canal. But what can be done when there is deep decay? The rest of...

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Laser/Ozone Fillings to Prevent Root Canals

Laser/Ozone Fillings to Prevent Root Canals

Dr. O'Rielly has been using ozone and the Fotona laser to prevent root canals and treat root canal infections since 2018. When combined in certain types of treatments, these advanced technologies provide stunning results. To learn how ozone/laser treatments have been...

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What’s Better for Extractions – PRF or Laser Ozone?

What’s Better for Extractions – PRF or Laser Ozone?

We often get calls from patients asking if this office uses PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin). More and more patients are doing research and want to avoid the pain and discomfort of a tooth extraction. After all, what could be better than your own blood, drawn onsite and...

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How to Prevent Tooth Decay

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

One of the most common questions I get in the practice is how to prevent tooth decay. This is because people don't like getting cavities, especially when they are trying to prevent them. One of my long time patients recently came in and had some gum line cavities. I...

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How to Prevent Root Canals With Ozone

How to Prevent Root Canals With Ozone

Is there a way to prevent root canal infection from cavities and deep decay in a tooth?  Absolutely.  I do it almost on a daily basis.  The secret to preventing root canals from deep decay is by using ozone.

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Should I Treat My Root Canal Infection or Extract my Tooth?

Should I Treat My Root Canal Infection or Extract my Tooth?

No one wants to lose a tooth.  This is very natural and normal.  Thanks to the advent of Photon Induced Photoacoustic streaming (PIPS), a technology licensed to Fotona utilizing the Er:Yag laser, we can now eliminate bacteria in root canal teeth.  This is the good news, and a game changer in root canal therapy.

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Finally, An Integrative Dentist’s Opinion on Root Canals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Finally, An Integrative Dentist’s Opinion on Root Canals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

My book on root canal infections that are hidden and not being seen by your dentist is coming out in 2018. It delves into this issue of infected root canals, how they come about and what to do about them. The reason I’m writing this book is that I’ve seen evidence in my practice that a sizable percentage of previously done root canals are actually still infected or have become reinfected over time. I will be presenting evidence of this over the coming months, but suffice it to say the percentage of undiagnosed infections due to root canals is alarmingly high. It is enough of a problem that I find myself having to speak up and start to document it with current cases.

Wait a Minute! Isn’t a Root Canal Supposed to Cure My Infected Tooth?

Yes, at least that is what you are told by your well-meaning dentist. What you are not told is that the tooth you are saving by doing a root canal no longer has a blood supply or nerve.

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