Is there really such a thing as a biological root canal or holistic root canal? Aren’t root canals invasive procedures that involve chemicals and dangerous restorations?
There’s certainly one school of thought within holistic and biological dentistry that says root canals have significant risks, shouldn’t be done and should be removed if already in place. That means that before having a root canal or an extraction, it makes sense to research the available options to find an approach to your dental health issue that is acceptable to you and can be carried out adequately by your dentist.
Consider The Whole Body
When deciding what to do about a bad tooth, consider your whole body, not just your mouth or just the one bad tooth. Make sure you carefully consider and fully understand the options available to you. Having a tooth pulled is an irreversible decision — and so is a root canal.
The truth is this, in many cases: a holistic root canal is better than a traditional one, and a root canal may be preferable to an extraction. This much is certain: taking action quickly is preferable to remaining in pain and to letting the problem continue to get worse, further limiting your options.
Doing Root Canals Right
Most holistic dentists perform root canals frequently. But they don’t do them the way traditional dentists do. A biological root canal is completely mercury-free and involves different preparation of the remaining tooth and different treatments to prevent or clear up infection.
Many holistic dentists agree in principle that root canals are imperfect procedures that might not should be performed as often as they are. When confronted with a patient in front of them, however, these dentists realize that few other viable options to root canal are available and opt to perform the procedure in the safest and most holistic ways possible. That’s a better alternative than doing nothing or taking some other action that may not provide acceptable results.