Root canal Alternative
holistic biologic iaomt dentist charlotte, nc
Paul Plascyk, D.D.S.


As some of you may know, I am a holistic and biologic  dentist. For patients seeking holistic care, I do not perform root canal procedures. For patients seeking biologic care, I perform biologic root canals. With biological root canals I use oxygen-ozone, and a biocompatible sealer.  

Presently, we are avoiding root canal procedures in our Charlotte NC office. There are several reasons for this. These include:


1) We are performing highly successful pulp procedures (see below).   

2) We are comprehensively balancing our patient’s bites. By balancing bites, we can avoid stresses on the teeth that make the teeth more susceptible to nerve root canal procedures.   

3) We are detecting dental disease earlier with our state-of-the-art techniques, which detect cavities and infection much sooner than before.

Sometimes new patients present to our Charlotte NC office with problems in a tooth that has already had a root canal procedure completed. The tooth may show signs of  in the tooth. In these cases we recommend the removal of the tooth along with proper treatment of the extraction socket in the bone. Dental implants, bridges or dentures  can be an alternative to replace the missing tooth. 

 

The following are two cases demonstrating my use of ozone to prevent root canals on teeth with advanced decay. Keep in mind that this procedure cannot always prevent the need for a root canal procedure or extraction of the tooth.


Case 1, Pulp Cap
(This is not a root canal procedure. This is done to prevent a root canal 
or the removal of a tooth.This is not a procedure that most dentists do.)

Tooth prepared for a filling. Dark stain is advanced decay (L). 
Decay removed but nerve is exposed (bleeding) (R). 


After treating the exposed pulp (nerve) with oxygen ozone, a 
biocompatible filling (small white patch) is placed over the exposed 
pulp tissue. The tooth then received a permanent filling (not shown). 


Case 2Pulpotomy
(This is not a root canal procedure. This is done to prevent a root canal 
or the removal of a tooth.This is not a procedure that most dentists do.)

Tooth with amalgam filling and advanced decay (L). Tooth sealed 
with dental dam and amalgam filling removed showing decay (R). 


Much decay removed but still much remaining (L). As continued 
to excavate (clean) nerve is exposed (bleeding) (R). 


Infected part of nerve is amputated (pulpotomy) exposing healthy nerve deeper in the canals (L). The remaining pulp tissue was treated with oxygen-ozone and a biocompatible filling (R). The tooth then received a ceramic crown (not shown).