Fort Lauderdale dentist: Avoid standard root canal therapy; remove infection with the biological approach
Biological dentistry is about more than using safe, fluoride-free and mercury-free dental materials and products. This approach also refers to techniques and processes that account for the complex and dynamic relationships between oral and systemic health.
Instead of treating infected teeth with standard root canal therapy, Dr. Yolanda Cintron, as an authentic biological dentist, suggests patients remove root canal treated teeth in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Furthermore, in addition to removing teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy, Dr. Cintron and the team at Go Natural Dentistry suggest extraction for deeply infected teeth that would otherwise be treated with root canal therapy at conventional, non-holistic and non-biological dental practices.
Why choose extraction over root canal treatment?
To understand why removing the tooth is a better option is to understand the techniques used in standard endodontic (root canal) therapy. Conventional treatment involves cleaning, shaping, disinfecting, and filling in the main canals within the root of the tooth. Treatment doesn’t penetrate and disinfect microscopic spaces. Conventional root canal therapy may, in turn, rapidly relieve pain and get rid of the infection. But it inevitably leaves behind bacteria in inaccessible places within the tooth. Potent metabolic waste and anaerobic toxins leach slowly out of the tooth and into the body. And even those treated teeth that are free of pain, may exhibit signs of failure, such as reinfection. There is no perfect disinfection of channels, because there is no regeneration of the pulp at the center of the tooth, with its blood supply, flow of fluids, and immune potency.
Furthermore, by its very nature, root canal treatment demands exceptional skill on the part of the dentist. Even the most beautifully performed root canal treatment can give rise to failures due to anatomical features, such as curved canals, multiple and forked or blocked canals, as well as the highly variable immune response from patient to patient. Root canal-treated teeth are also vulnerable to coronal leakage, which occurs when the tooth isn’t properly sealed, usually with a restoration such as a crown. If the tooth no longer hurts, patients may not realize a problem still lurks in the tooth. If they fail to follow up with proper restorative care, bacteria enter the treatment site. The tooth becomes infected again. Decay continues to eat away at the tooth’s structure, eventually rendering it non-restorable.
Biological dentists such as Dr. Cintron further understand that the effects of root canal-treated teeth go far beyond the oral cavity; an infected tooth can endanger other parts of the body and promote systemic disease through the transfer of bacteria into the bloodstream.
The healthy, biological way to treat infected teeth
In the end, a tooth may not be saved in a condition enough to warrant the patient’s substantial investment of time and money, not to mention the associated discomfort and inconvenience.
All these potential complications can be avoided with Dr. Cintron’s safe and gentle approach:
- Biological extractions promote natural, healthy healing.
- The area to be treated is numbed precisely.
- Sedation is available to help patients relax.
- The Waterlase system combines laser energy and water spray to accurately and comfortably cut through and manipulate tissues.
- Waterlase doesn’t produce discomfort, and helps fearful patients avoid common sources of dental anxiety, such as drills and anesthetic.
Afterward, Dr. Cintron’s patients enjoy the finishing touch: a biocompatible, beautifully crafted new tooth that doesn’t merely cover up underlying bacterial threats to patients’ oral and overall wellness.
Why treat only the symptoms of disease when you can effectively address its cause, for real, lasting treatment? Call Go Natural Dentistry at (855) 381-6001 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Cintron at the Fort Lauderdale office.