What is Holistic Dentistry?
Holism is the concept that all parts of a living thing are connected and do not exist independently.
Holistic dentistry is known as alternative dentistry. It promotes the significance of overall health and not just dental health. Alternative dentists believe that one’s poor dental hygiene will negatively affect one’s overall healthiness.
While all dentists generally agree that the health of the mouth affects the overall health of a person, holistic dentistry digs deeper into the relationship of the mouth to the body and vice versa.
Holistic Dentistry and Root Canal Therapy
One issue that differentiates holistic dentists from traditional dentists is the treatment of root canal problems. The holistic approach is to avoid aggressively treating it because studies have shown that the root canal therapies do not sterilize the channels.
The bacteria will remain in the ear channel that will create infection and transmit toxins to the bloodstream, causing illness down the road.
A Balanced Approach
If you believe you need a root canal or a traditional dentist has already recommended that you get one, get a second opinion from a holistic dentist. A holistic dentist will recommend a solution that focuses on your entire body instead of just dealing with the symptoms in your mouth.
The holistic dentist solution for a root canale problem would be to strengthen your body’s immune system. Your body will be able to fight off the infection, and your teeth will heal.
Houston’s Midtown Dentistry practices Holistic Medicine
Of course, if you want to avoid even the prospect of a root canal, taking preventive measures is the only solution.
Midtown Dentistry and Dr. Penchas recommend Holistic dentistry as the perfect approach to care not only for your teeth and mouth but also for your entire body.