In our practice, if we cannot avoid a root canal for a patient, and the patient wants to save the tooth, we can perform a biological root canal.
Conventional root canal therapy often uses caustic materials for cleaning and sealing the canals and a final filling material of gutta-percha which contains cadmium which is not biocompatible. Our biological root canal technique incorporates oxygen-ozone to fumigate the canals after cleaning with non-caustic materials, and a final bioceramic filling material (not gutta percha).
Bioceramics are an important subset of biomaterials. Bioceramics range in
biocompatibility from the ceramic oxides, which are inert in the body, to the other extreme
of resorbable materials, which are eventually replaced by the body after they have
Biomaterials are synthetic or natural material suitable for use in constructing artificial
organs and prostheses or to replace bone or tissue.