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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?

I’m often asked by patients who are choosing between doing a root canal or extracting their tooth, ‘Alright doc, I get that my tooth is infected, what are my choices?  What would you do if it was your tooth?’  The rest of this post discusses my best...
What To Do About Old Root Canal Infections – A Case Study

What To Do About Old Root Canal Infections – A Case Study

I’m often asked what to do about old root canal infections.  Should I try to save the tooth by doing a root canal, or extract the tooth and replace it with an artificial tooth?  The short answer is, it depends on the situation and history of the tooth.  But it...
Healthy Gums, Healthy Heart

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

Why Routine Cleanings are Important and When to Use Lasers

Integrative Dentistry is focused on curing gum disease and we feel that having healthy gums are vital not only for a healthy mouth but also leads to a healthy body. Typically gun disease is treated with antibiotics, deep cleanings and gum surgery. At integrative...
The Root Canal Cover-Up: Did George Meinig Have it Right?

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...