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Fort Lauderdale biological dentist discusses what to expect with healthy root canal treatment

Root Canal therapy from dentist in Fort Lauderdale

As a biological dentist, Dr. Yolanda Cintron and her team at Go Natural Dentistry always emphasize keeping your mouth healthy and free of the infection that leads to the need for restorative procedures. If teeth become infected, only the healthiest options are recommended. In our Fort Lauderdale FL practice, teeth with infected root canals may be extracted as a long-term way to restore or maintain oral and overall health. This approach represents a departure from conventional root canal therapy offered by dentists who don’t practice biological or holistic dentistry.

Root canals – what to expect

Root canals are synonymous with infection. This infection doesn’t occur overnight. It starts with untreated tooth decay or cracks that allow bacteria to penetrate protective enamel. When bacteria reach the tender nerves in the pulp tissue of the tooth, it can cause a serious infection called an abscess. In these types of situations, many standard dental practices may suggest root canal therapy. This approach involves removing infected tissue and cleaning out the canal where that pulp resides. The treated tooth is then covered with a crown to protect the area, effectively saving the natural structure. Biological dentists question this procedure. For starters, root canal therapy can’t save every tooth. If the infection is severe enough, the tooth may still need to be removed. Even after spending significant amounts of money at an endodontist’s office, that specialist may find the infection is beyond what root canal treatment can achieve. Then you’re back to square one, and still grappling with the infected tooth!

infected toothAs with all procedures, Dr. Cintron will first examine your teeth and gums. She’ll assess the nature and severity of your infection to determine the best approach for you. Extracting the tooth, rather than merely cleaning it, may be preferred for any number of reasons:

  • To avoid the presence of harmful bacteria – root canal treated teeth tend to harbor these microbes.
  • To keep your entire body healthy, knowing oral health is interconnected with overall wellbeing – toxins left behind from root canal therapy can negatively affect your immunity.
  • To prevent harmful bacteria from contributing to several chronic diseases – the infection can spread and enter the bloodstream where it wreaks havoc on cardiac muscles, and other organs.
  • To maintain the health of other teeth – lingering infection from a single treated tooth can damage formerly healthy teeth, leading to the need for more time-consuming, and costly, restorative treatment.
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If Dr. Cintron determines you need extraction, as a biological dentist, she and her team go the extra mile to make sure the procedure is gentle, comfortable, and free of complications associated with conventional techniques. She uses advanced tools to speed healing and minimize your risk of developing conditions like dry socket.

laser therapy fro teethWaterLase laser therapy and plasma rich growth factor perfectly complement extractions and many other dental procedures. Lasers like WaterLase can be used in nearly any way standard scalpels and blades have been used in traditional dentistry, only without the sources of dental anxiety and fear: the sound of the drill, the pressure from dental instruments, and the clinical scents produced as the drill or other conventional tools do. Since the beam of light from the laser can be directed to the treatment area, leaving healthy tissues untouched, treatment is precise. It also minimizes trauma, which generally means fewer side effects and risks of complications, and a recovery that is predictable, efficient, and healthy.

PRGF also helps to speed healing and promote a healthy recovery. This substance made from your own blood aids in tissue regeneration, and is placed at the site of your extraction. Traditional techniques have focused on treating and preventing disease; for example, scaling and root planing restore gums damaged by disease but they can’t effectively regenerate bone and soft tissue lost as the result of progressive or damaging conditions. PRGF may also be used for successful implant placement.

Discover truly healthy root canal treatment

Extractions are a common and straightforward procedure that is generally well-tolerated with our gentle approaches, numbing medications, and sedation options tailored to your specific needs. To find out more about the process and tooth replacement options, call (855) 381-6001.

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  • Dentist Fort Lauderdale - Jamie
    Rating: 5 5 star rating

    My experience was
    nothing less than phenomenal
    “I just can’t recommend Dr. Cintron highly enough and I’m very, very blessed to call her my friend as well.”
    - Jamie
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Mark M.

    "I had 16 mercury fillings. Very toxic! I wanted them out, but I wanted them to be taken out right according to the IAOMT protocol. Dr Cintron removed all my mercury fillings and removed them with the right protocol. She is very gentle and I felt know pain. Her staff was amazing as well. Great Experience. The office is very professional and friendly. I would recommend this office to everyone I know."
    - Mark M.
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Maryann M.

    "From the first telephone inquiry to the time you leave the International Center for Dental Excellence, the experience is just that: excellent. Professional, courteous, friendly, well spoken, caring, non-condesending, patient, knowledgeable and well informed, high tech in a user friendly way, clean and hygienic, as well as very conscientious about patient's needs and comfort. Dental hygienist, Ellie, was the best. Dr Cintron is friendly and professional and very current in her field. I am thrilled to have found a holistic dentist who runs a top notch facility and has terrific staff all around."
    - Maryann M
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Branden H.

    "I’ve been going to Yolanda’s office for about 7 years now and used to walk out of other dentist offices bc I was so nervous...not here! The place feels more like a spa and the people are genuinely nice and really want to help you feel comfortable! Thank you guys! "
    - Branden H.
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "Best dentist ever . You won't dread going to the dentist anymore friendly atmosphere and the staff is great. Especially Dr.cintron. Results are like no other :)"
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  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "I was a little anxious about going to the dentist after such a long time yet they explained the procedure to me, I did not feel pain, and the staff were very caring. The Dr. is highly knowledgeable and such a nice person. I finally found a Dentist I can trust and won't dread. Plus I can see results!"
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  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "I have been so amazed by the quality of care Dr. Cintron and her team have given me. My visits to the dentist are no longer avoided instead now i look forward to them!"
    - A Google User

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