To me the most exciting advance in root canal technology is that we are able to AVOID root canals in 80% of cases that would have been treated with root canal. There are two key factors.
1)Controlling bacterial - this is critical. a contaminated nerve will not be able to heal. in our practice we use Ozone to disinfect and allow the damaged nerve to heal.
2)Creating a Biological Seal - Biomimetic dentistry is the gold standard for returning a tooth to as close to it's original strength as possible. We try to avoid crowns unless there is too much damage already - in which case crowns are the best treatment option.
In conclusion - the best kept secret in root canal treatment is AVOIDING ROOT CANALS... Our patients appreciate saving money, time and trips to the dentist.
Jacques Doueck, DDS
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