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Root Canals – Solution or Problem?

Natural Dentistry
July 2017 – Newsletter

Root Canals – Solution or Problem?

Root Canals – Solution or Problem?

Google, “root canals done each year” and 15 million comes up as the answer.  That’s 41,000 done each day.  One might consider this a tremendously successful procedure as it “saves teeth” and everyone is doing it, but for individual patients we see, the root canal is too often the site of chronic infections, which lower the threshold for other diseases to take hold.

A root canal procedure removes the infected and decayed portions of the tooth but at the same time eliminates its vitality.  The root, carrying the nerve and blood flow, is removed rendering it “dead” as a structure.  The canal is then bleached and filled with an inert material to “seal it off.”

By actual observation, many are failed procedures!  And, it makes sense when you consider a “dead” area of the body will very likely attract microorganisms that favor a no-oxygen environment – one cut off from the bodies natural defenses!  What could go wrong there!  Not to mention, the improbability that the disinfectant used at the time of the root canal reached into all the miles and miles of tubules which feed the tooth when alive.

Impact on Health

The impact on health is difficult to estimate, which is probably why this iffy procedure remains in wide use.  As Natural Dentists, the root canal is not the solution!

We see a health resurgence when these old root canals are removed.  With the ability to replace dead extracted root canal teeth with biocompatible zirconia implants, we are ridding the body of a bacterial breeding ground, with a functional, strong and aesthetic replacement with none of the side effects of root canals.

Hear from Dr. Litano and one of our recent patients and see if this doesn’t make sense to you.

Thanks for your interest,

Ray Behm, DDS

Natural Dentistry
Where a full Examination is a FULL Examination


Dr. Beata A. Carlson at Clearwater, FL

Dr. Beata A. Carlson

A graduate from the University of Maryland, Dr. Beata A. Carlson, is an established professional in dentistry. She is a firm believer in taking on a holistic approach to treating her patients’ dental concerns. It entails a general awareness of the body. It caters to the overall well-being of the patient using natural, biocompatible, and mercury-free dentistry methods instead of ‘spot treatment,’ where solutions are obtained to fix the temporary/surface wound instead of the underlying issue.

This approach promotes healthy living and proper oral care practice for day to day life. Dr. Beata A. Carlson insists on educating her patients on how to engage in such methods to help them achieve a better quality of life.

She invests both time and resources in the latest and most advanced technology to aid in diagnostics and treatment plans for her patients while maintaining a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Dr. Beata A. Carlson is also a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, The American Academy of General Dentistry and The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.