Dentistry, like many forms of health care, doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all approach. The compassionate team at Lakeside Endodontics in Succasunna and Parsippany, New Jersey, knows that caring for patients means treating people, not just their symptoms. The team of endodontists and dental professionals is committed to providing holistic care that addresses your needs as a person and not just a number on a chart. For more information on holistic dentistry, such as the benefits of a holistic approach to root canals, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
A root canal can refer to either a part of your tooth or to the procedure used to repair that part of your tooth if it becomes infected or inflamed as a result of decay.
With a root canal procedure, the tissue in the center of the affected tooth known as the pulp is removed to clear the infection, and the tooth is then sealed. The team at Lakeside Endodontics also specialize in pediatric root canals for children, as well as specialized apicoectomy procedures to remove the very end of a tooth root following a root canal if needed.
Holistic medicine is nothing radical, just the idea that the best way to treat a person is to look at their physical and emotional health overall, not just the one thing that hurts.
In dentistry, this can mean many things, but one of the main ways it relates to root canals is the material of fillings used for the procedure. You and your dentist at Lakeside Endodontics may decide that amalgam, the material traditionally used for fillings, is not right for you, and opt instead for a zircon or titanium filling.
You may also decide that extracting the tooth, instead of filling and capping it, is a better option. Once the pulp is removed from a tooth, it’s no longer a living tooth, so some people choose to have the tooth removed entirely. With the tooth removed, a dental bridge, implant, or a partial denture will be used to fill the gap and fix your bite.
Other holistic approaches to dentistry include the use of digital X-ray machines and a focus on preventive care, such as an improved diet or oral hygiene. You can talk to your provider about any other holistic dentistry options that may be available to you.
If you have been referred by your dentist for a root canal and would like to make an appointment, or if you have any questions about holistic dentistry, call Lakeside Endodontics or schedule an appointment online today.