My tooth has been bothering me for two months. And last week, it looked and felt inflamed. I went to my regular dentist, and he examined tooth and tooth x-rays. He said that the tooth was infected, and I needed a root canal treatment. I don’t want a root canal treatment.
I want to keep my tooth, but I don’t want it filled with some artificial junk that is doing who-knows-what to my body. Will a holistic dentist be able to help me keep the tooth without a root canal? – Thank you. Derryck
If your tooth is painful and inflamed, it is infected. And a dentist must treat the tooth to remove the infection. But after removing infected tissue inside your tooth. A dentist must fill it with something.
Can You Avoid Root Canal Treatment with a Holistic Dentist?
Most holistic dentists provide root canal treatments to preserve teeth. In some cases, a holistic dentist may extract the tooth. The materials that a holistic dentist uses to clean out the tooth and fill it may differ from what your dentist uses. Holistic dentists ensure they use biocompatible materials.
One option is Waterlase®. A combination of water and laser energy can remove the infection from your tooth. But the dentist you choose may use another method.
Also, if you are concerned about experiencing pain during the treatment, your dentist can give you a pain-free experience with local anesthesia. Beforehand, the dentist will numb your gums to prevent you from feeling the local anesthesia injection.
You can call or schedule a consultation with a holistic dentist to ask what materials they use to clean your tooth for root canal treatment and what they use to fill it.
Dr. Siny Thomas, a Sugar Land, Texas dentist, sponsors this post.