Root Canal Calcification Therapy

A Better, Natural Alternative to the Standard Root Canal

Root Canal Calcification Therapy uses a technique which encourages the growth of "root canal calcium," and may be thought of as a "natural root canal" or "biologic root canal." It is used when the nerve is completely dead and infected, and cannot be regrown.

The goal of this therapy is not just restoring the tooth or the root; it also involves trying to restore the health of the immune membrane that lines the tooth. We also have to restore health to the bone and get rid of any disease conditions within it, then restore the blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to the bone tissues so that the cells of the bone can survive.

This Root Canal Calcification Therapy is in some ways similar to standard root canal therapy, with some notable exceptions:

First, after all of the dead infected tissue is removed, the nerve/root chamber is cleaned out and treated with ozonated water and other biocompatibles, and disinfected with a laser, providing much greater sterilization than standard chemicals such as formaldehyde or bleach, which can be absorbed into the bone, causing bone death. One reason the laser works better is that the disinfecting laser light is reflected off of all surfaces in the nerve/root chamber, so that no pathogens can hide from it.

After the chamber is completeley cleaned and disinfected, the root tips are sealed with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA), which is a biocompatible material that simulates the way live tooth tissue would act, thus helping to regenerate the circulation, tissues, immune membrane and bone surrounding the tooth.

The remainder of the nerve/root chamber is filled with a calcium oxide-based material that mimics natural tooth calcification, releasing calcium into the dentin tubules, just as what normally happens throughout the life of a healthy tooth
(see the "Basic Tooth Structure Page" and the discussion of normal root calcification). In this way, the tooth "simulates" a healthy, intact tooth so that the tissue and immune membrane around it remains viable, and the blood and lymphatic circulation around the tooth will continue as normal.

Finally, an inlay or onlay is perfectly fitted to the missing tooth structure, then laser-bonded to the tooth so that it is restored to its original strength and appearance.

Everything about the Root Canal Calcification Therapy is geared to preserve the mouth's and the body's immune systems, and to reduce or eliminate the side-effects and/or failures associated with the standard materials and techniques which are commonly used.


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