Holistic Dentistry Articles
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
What To Do About Old Root Canal Infections – A Case Study
For those of you who were told that your root canal should last a lifetime, this has not been my experience. The fact is root canals fail and they usually fail more often than is realized by both doctor and patient.
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.
Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart
It may be fair to say that the gums are a foundation for health and wellbeing in the entire body and not just the mouth. February has been designated as Heart Health Month by the American Heart Association, and numerous studies have demonstrated the link between...
Why Routine Cleanings are Important and When to Use Lasers
Precision Dental Medicine is no longer just about measuring pockets; it means looking at the totality of the situation, including the body’s equilibrium and response to inflammation.
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 Not Get Exposed to Mercury During Amalgam Removal
Amalgams are silver-colored metal fillings. 50% mercury by volume. It has been estimated that up to 14% of the metal waste in the oceans is from dental amalgam. Its use has been banned entirely in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. In September 2020 an article published in...
Dr. Mercola Interviews Root Canal Specialist
I was a little surprised when I heard that Dr. Mercola interviewed Dr Kanter, a root canal specialist. Dr. Mercola is a man with a mission, familiar to many health-minded people as an advocate for natural health. The current conversation about root canals among many of his followers is generally along the lines of: ‘If you need a root canal, extract the tooth!’ or ‘Why would you want a dead tooth in your mouth?’
Oral Systemic Health – Why It Matters
In this post we discuss a unique model of prevention, treatment and maintenance that you will not find anywhere else. In order to maintain oral health it’s important to understand how the mouth works and how it heals. We also discuss what to do before, during and after treatment to maintain and/or restore oral health.
Infected Root Canal to Zirconia Implant – A Case Study
When a tooth has an infected root canal often times it needs to be removed and a ceramic implant placed instead. In dentistry we always try to leave the patient better off, and with old infected root canals, sometimes it is better to just remove the problem and start...