The other major consequence of non-holistic dental treatment is root canal treated teeth. When the pulp (nerve) of a tooth becomes devitalized (dies) through decay or trauma, often root canal treatment is recommended as an alternative to extraction of the tooth. A root canal procedure cleans out the main canal or canals (most commonly there are 1-3 main canals in a tooth) of all nerve tissue – both alive and necrotic. Then a root canal filling is placed.
This series of articles focus on the nutritional aspect of dental health — the root cause behind the most prevalent dental diseases of tooth decay (cavities) and periodontal disease followed by my recommendations that will promote dental health for a lifetime, and naturally lead to helping make your life a long and healthy one.
There are many natural or holistic recommendations to prevent and treat dental diseases, from herbal preparations to oil pulling. While many of these techniques have some usefulness, typically as pain relief (palliative), they surprisingly have more in common with the general approach taken by allopathic or typical Western medicine — in that they merely reduce symptoms temporarily. This is unsatisfactory because they do not address the underlying causes of dental disease.
Much has been written about holistic dental health: what foods to eat to prevent tooth decay, best toothpastes, herbal treatments, etc. while foods matter in the nutrient sense, and herbal treatments may be palliative or address symptoms, I believe that holistic dental health is exactly what the name implies: overall health includes dental health and the same principles that promote good health will also promote good dental health.
There are two aspects to dental health health problems. In my opinion and experience there is the underlying “dis-ease” that causes dental pathology, i.e., tooth decay, pulpal abscesses, and
periodontal disease, and then there are the local and systemic effects that result from the non-holistic treatment of dental disease, i.e., metal toxicity and focal infections from root canal
treated teeth. This article will address the consequences of dental treatment.