Root canal removal: a holistic treatment option for infected teeth
Modern dental technologies have dramatically improved how we can treat and save decayed, diseased, or damaged teeth. However, there are times when teeth become so badly infected or compromised that the only two viable options are to have root canal therapy performed or to have the tooth extracted. However, root canal treatment can result in a prolonged infection in the tooth that can eventually enter the bloodstream. At Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, holistic dentist Dr. Yolanda Cintron offers comfortable, gentle tooth extractions and root canal removal for patients who are concerned about the impact that root canal-treated teeth may have on their health.
The issues with root canals
Root canal therapy is a procedure in which the inner contents of a tooth, including the nerve and blood vessels, are removed to help save an infected, inflamed, or severely damaged tooth. The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like material and sealed off with a filling or dental crown.
While this approach effectively eliminates the pain associated with the tooth because the nerve has been removed, the problem is that many patients have intricate canal structures that cannot be completely disinfected during root canal treatment. The end result is a lingering bacterial infection deep within the tooth that can ultimately enter the bloodstream, carrying the infection and corresponding inflammation to other parts of the body such as the brain and heart.
Gentle extractions: the holistic alternative
While in an ideal world, we would retain all of our natural teeth for our lifetime, in some cases, it may be a better option for your overall health and wellness to have a problematic tooth extracted. This may be done in lieu of root canal therapy, or if you suspect that a past root canal-treated tooth is causing you health problems, the treated tooth can be extracted and replaced. Removing problematic teeth like this, gets rid of the source of infection, and a natural-looking, biocompatible tooth replacement such as:
If you are experiencing tooth pain or have concerns about a previously treated tooth, call Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale today at (855) 381-6001 to schedule a consultation and evaluation with Dr. Cintron!