Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, based in Sydney, NSW, Australia, has explained the holistic approach for root canal therapy. The holistic approach always considers how the various parts of the whole body are related to a particular part. In the case of holistic dentistry, this means considering how a tooth is intimately interconnected with the body of the patient as a whole. Thus, at Sydney Holistic Dental Centre, they always consider each case individually and take into account the specific person’s health condition, both systemically and orally. This means that they are open to the two general views about the root canal while evaluating a particular patient’s case and determining whether such a treatment would be beneficial.
One of the two common views about the root canal is opposed to it because the bacteria and their toxins within a tooth are a threat to the patient’s health as they represent a challenge to the immune system and the bioenergetics of the presence of a dead tooth on a meridian line can have a negative effect on the patient’s health. The other view is that as long as the root canal treatment is done properly based on traditional dental standards, the exposure of the patient to bacteria and their toxins will be minimal and can be sufficiently dealt with by the immune system. Furthermore, while the tooth no longer has a nerve, it is still seated on bone and periodontal ligament that are very much alive.
First of all, it is important to consider why a root canal may be necessary. This is usually because the pulp within a tooth has been affected by trauma or decay and may ultimately become gangrenous. The gangrenous pulp may result into an abscess and cause an accumulation of pus at the tip of the root of the tooth. This can cause the loss of bone supporting the tooth and the dead tissue will remain inside the tooth and there is no way for the immune system to fight the bacteria because there is no longer any blood supply to the dead pulp. Thus, a root canal will have to be performed to clean out the dead tissue and fill the canal.
With a root canal, there is the long-term presence of bacteria and toxins that can pose a threat to the patient’s health because they represent a long-term challenge to the immune system. However, as long as the procedure is performed in compliance with dental standards and the bone is able to regenerate, any presence of bacteria and toxins will be minimal and can easily be counteracted by the immune system.
The holistic dentists at Sydney Holistic Dental Centre will always have the two opposing views in mind while assessing a particular patient’s case. To help determine the need for a root canal, they will take an x-ray of the tooth to see if the affected tooth has a vital pulp inside it. If there is a dark shadow at the tip of the root of the tooth, this indicates the loss of healthy bone and that there is an infection. After the treatment, they will then check if the infection is gone as indicated by healthy bone regeneration surrounding the tooth. The root canal therapy would be considered a success if the bone has regenerated and the tooth continues to be comfortable and functional.
Founded in 1979, Sydney Holistic Dental Centre is focused on providing the highest standard of dental treatment in a comfortable and caring environment. Armed with the knowledge that there are many interconnections between oral health and whole body health, it has been their goal to ensure that the health and well-being of their patients are improved. Their team is ready to offer high quality and the most up to date advice and care to patients, while ensuring that the treatment is relevant to the patient’s specific needs.
Those who are interested in knowing more about the holistic root canal therapy provided by the holistic dentists at the Sydney Holistic Dental Centre can visit their website or contact them through the telephone or via email. They are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.
Sydney Holistic Dental Centre has been enhancing people's oral and general health since 1983. Our clinic supports our holistic approach, with a calm and relaxing feel, and with state of the art technology to ensure quick and optimal treatments.
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