avoiding root canal treatment

Avoiding Root Canal Treatment

When the inside of a tooth is badly affected by decay, the most common course of action for a dentist is to perform root canal treatment. This is a procedure during which the tooth’s interior is cleansed of all infected matter, filled and then sealed. There is no pain during the procedure, in fact, a root canal ends the tooth pain.

However, many people would like to avoid getting a root canal. Is this possible? Treatment may be delayed or avoided by:

  • Ozone Gas Therapy
  • Calcium Hydroxide Treatment
  • Extraction

Ozone gas therapy and calcium hydroxide treatment will only reduce bacteria growth but not prevent the tooth from decaying. Extraction is the last resort for saving internally decaying teeth but root canal treatment is far preferable. 

Find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-there-alternatives-to-root-canal-treatment/

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.

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