Another Leap Forward: Root Canals & Chronic Illness
All too often I listen to patients telling me that they have chronic illness because of their root canals. I will be the first to admit, when a root canal is performed poorly, the likelihood for dental infections and systemic chronic issues increases dramatically. The legal standard of care demands that root canal therapy be performed with a dental dam which isolates the tooth receiving the root canal therapy and allows for an aseptic procedure. Shockingly, approximately 75% of root canals performed by non-specialist dentists are performed without a rubber dam! FACT! It is no wonder why the root canal is often dreaded by patients and has such a poor track record of performance. Furthermore, the root canal is usually associated and blamed for the dreaded “Dental Cavitation”, an area of dead bone known as osteonecrosis, which is associated with chronic systemic diseases. Besides blaming root canals for chronic systemic disease, patients also place blame on toxic metal crowns, mercury fillings, periodontal disease, and old wisdom tooth extraction cavitations.
It is painful for me to see patients mutilate their mouths by succumbing to the fear of poor health and extracting these teeth to wear dentures. Most of these teeth CAN BE SAVED. Let me be clear, dentures and flippers only provide a maximum biting efficiency of ten percent by themselves, and anyone that may tell you, “dentures are great”, must believe in the old adage, “misery loves company”. Addressing dental root canal infections, bone Cavitations, failing crowns & dental fillings is the TOP PRIORITY at Integrative Dental Specialists of Long Island. Many failing root canal teeth and dental issues can be saved and addressed safely. Utilizing proprietary disinfection protocols including lasers and ozone, these diseased teeth can be restored to normal healthy function. There is nothing better than the teeth you are born with. I know what you might have read or heard, but most anecdotal information about root canals is simply untrue and NOT supported by scientific facts. Dental technology has advanced to such an extent that we can even provide our patients with the all-natural regenerative Root Canal GenesisTM, which can reestablish the blood supply and revitalize the tooth. Another FACT!
Now, let us say you just cannot believe what you are reading and want the tooth out and replaced with an implant. Both zirconia and titanium dental implants are the best tooth replacements available today. Remember, however, you are now trading one issue for another. There are many factors to successful implant therapy. Bone grafting is the foundation to implant success. Many offices rely on dead, irradiated, cadaver bone for grafting procedures. Not at Integrative Dental Specialists of Long Island. Instead, we utilize the latest cutting-edge technology, such as autogenous, alive, self-bone grafts and Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) from your blood which contain your own growth factors and proteins, healing cytokines, bioactive healing molecules, and the all-important regenerative stem cells.
Maintaining and implementing today’s dental advancements is a full-time task.
Cutting-edge dental technique is used in all of our dental treatments along with ENHANCED office infection control procedures in order to provide our patients with the cleanest environment possible anywhere. Natural, safe, and effective therapies are necessary to achieve the best results possible. When considering your dental needs, why settle for anything less than the best? The time for excuses has passed. If you are looking for the finest, most healthy and predictable results to correct your dental issue and would like to learn more about what treatments are available to you, please contact Integrative Dental Specialists of Long Island and Manhattan to make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Etess today.