Are you looking for a more holistic dentist? Contact us at Goldstein Garber & Salama in Atlanta today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We don’t believe in band-aid solutions.
Oftentimes, dentists are doing too much. They are recommending treatments before they are necessary, removing too much of the natural tooth instead of focusing on preservation, and placing too much emphasis on responding to existing problems rather than preventing them.
Sometimes, biomimetic dentists will work to preserve the natural pulp inside the tooth before replacing it with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha which is used in root canal treatments.
Treatments such as ozone therapy are common alternatives in holistic dental practices. Root canals are performed excessively by general dentists when steps could have been taken before reaching that point to prevent the cavity from reaching the dental pulp.
We also discourage unnecessary extractions when damaged or decayed teeth can be repaired. Extractions should only be used as a last resort, not as an elective treatment that is sold as a convenient option.
Removing a tooth will take a serious toll on a patient’s oral health, including causing irreversible bone loss, increasing their risk of future tooth loss, and changing their facial structure over time.
Traditional dentists remove a significant portion of the tooth in preparation for crowns, leaving almost none of the original tooth intact. Holistic dentists are hesitant to perform this level of unnecessary drilling, as it increases the risk of needing a future root canal or losing the tooth.