We feel holistic dentistry is a better, less toxic, personalized and environmentally friendly way care for our patients. It is how 21st century dentistry should be. Our goal is simply providing the safest and least toxic materials to achieve your dental needs. We search and research for the most biocompatible approach for your dental and general health. In addition to eliminating exposure to toxic compounds, we may recommend lifestyle and nutrition changes that can improve your health. We feel that biocompatibility is of the utmost importance. To determine the least reactive materials, immunological testing is recommended.
Mercury Free Dentistry
Mercury is a known neurotoxin and is not naturally found in our body. In addition to mercury free dentistry, we have implemented specialized techniques for safe removal of old mercury dental fillings. We follow specific protocols designed to limit exposure to these toxic materials as they are removed from your body. In addition, we can recommend supplements that can assist your body’s ability to detox.
Cavitation refers to an area of the jaw bone that has not healed properly or become necrotic and infected. Usually associated with poor healing after the removal of a tooth, a cavitation can cause pain in the jaw, face and head. Due to their location, visual inspection cannot detect these areas of infected bone. A cone-beam scan and further surgical intervention may be needed to treat.
There is a lot of controversy today over the efficacy of root canal treatment, and the toxicology of the bacteria left inside. When microbes are trapped inside of a tooth they can become anaerobic and may produce highly toxic waste. If that bacterial waste leaks out of the tooth, your body is challenged with managing that toxic contamination. Alternatively, removal of an infected tooth may present its own series of problems. In certain circumstances a root canal may be the best option, but each case will be seriously reviewed and a collaborative decision made with you and your Holistic Doctors recommendations.
When dissimilar metals are placed in an environment with electrolytes, an electrical current can be created. Similar to a battery, you mouth has an environment with ions dissolved in a solution. When you add metal fillings you can create oral galvanism. The creation of this electrical current may provoke immune reactivity including the taste metal in the mouth. Galvanism in your home will erode your metal pipes, and we feel eliminating the problem in your mouth will aid in keeping you healthy.
If you are ready to discuss your options for holistic dentistry, call us for an appointment today!