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Another Leap Forward in Dental Healing: Preventing the Infamous Root Canal

I often hear patients tell me they’re reluctant to have a Root Canal because they’re afraid it will cause chronic illness. When a root canal is performed poorly, the likelihood for dental infections and systemic chronic issues increases dramatically. The legal standard of care demands that root canal therapy be performed with a dental dam which isolates the tooth receiving the root canal therapy and allows for a clean, sterile procedure. Shockingly, approximately 74% of root canals performed by non-specialist dentists are performed without a rubber dam! FACT! It’s no wonder why the root canal is often dreaded by patients and has such a poor track record of performance.  Furthermore, the root canal is usually associated and blamed for the dreaded “Dental Cavitation,” an area of dead bone which is associated with chronic systemic diseases. 

Root canals are often considered as the last resort when it comes to dental treatment for severely damaged or infected teeth. While they can effectively save a tooth from extraction, preventing the need for a root canal is always preferable. Regular dental check-ups allow Dr. Etess to identify and address any early signs of tooth decay before they progress to the point of needing a root canal. Limiting sugary and acidic foods can help prevent tooth decay and erosion, which may ultimately lead to the need for a root canal.  Wearing a mouthguard during sporting activities protects your teeth from trauma that can damage the dental pulp, leading to infection and the potential need for a root canal.  Smoking stains your teeth and weakens the immune system, making you more susceptible to gum disease and dental caries. By quitting smoking, you reduce the risk of oral health problems that may require root canal treatment.  

Addressing dental root canal infections, bone Cavitations, failing crowns & dental fillings is a TOP PRIORITY at Integrative Dental Specialists of Long Island. Many failing root canal teeth and dental issues can be saved and addressed safely. Utilizing proprietary state-of-the-art disinfection protocols including lasers and ozone, these diseased teeth can be restored to normal healthy function. Most anecdotal information about root canals is simply untrue and NOT supported by scientific facts. Dental technology has advanced to such an extent that we can even provide our patients with the all-natural regenerative ToothReGenesisTM, which can reestablish the blood supply and revitalize the tooth. Another FACT! 

Remaining on the cutting edge of the newest dental advancements is a top priority for Dr. Etess.  In order to provide his patients with the most sanitary environment possible, we employ ENHANCED proactive ultraviolet air and surface office disinfection protocols. Dr. Etess prides himself on bringing you top notch, unmatched care. We work toward one standard, the HIGHEST standard. If you are looking for the finest, safest, healthiest and most predictable results to correct your dental issues, supported by the most advanced dental technology, make an appointment with Dr. Etess today.

Jeffrey Etess, DMD, NMD, IBDM, graduated in the top 10% from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. An IVY LEAGUE trained Certified Endodontic Specialist/Implant Specialty Surgeon with a dual degree in Dentistry and Board Certified in Naturopathic & Integrative Medicine & certified in biomimetic cosmetic dentistry to provide a