Holistic Medicine is based on the premise that the body is one unit and how you treat one aspect of that unit has an effect on other aspects. Holistic Dentistry is based on the same notion that what affects the mouth affects the body, and vice versa. If infections of the mouth affect the rest of the body, then dental problems can be seen as causes of other aches and pains as well.
Holistic dentists take off from this premise to consider the impact of dental health in greater depth. For instance, they might discuss nutrition as it affects dental health and include alternative therapies, such as homeopathy, in their practice: treat your gums non-surgically, use antibiotics sparingly as they can disrupt the body, eschew root canals because of concerns about infection, try to use biocompatible dental restoration materials.
This testing utilizes a serum blood specimen in a sophisticated fashion to help determine on an individual basis what one’s “least toxic” replacement dental materials might be. The term “least toxic” is used here because all foreign substances introduced into the body will provoke the immune system of the patient to some degree.
Dental and oral conditions can be understood only in relation to the whole body. Just as your foot bone’s connected to your ankle bone, your oral tissues are physically and energetically connected to every other part of you. Biological practitioners know that the body reflects what goes on in the mouth—and that the mouth reflects what goes on in the body. Dysfunction or disturbance in one area will eventually and invariably show up as illness in related areas of the body.
While traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile. In other words restorative, general and/or family dental practices address dental problems that require necessary treatment, whereas cosmetic dentistry provides elective — or desired — treatments or services.
Conscious Sedation is an intravenous procedure that puts you into the twilight zone, although you are conscious of everything going on. The advantages of conscious sedation are that there is a time-compression in that five hours may seem like two. You will also have very little recollection of the procedures taking place.
ntravenous Vitamin C is provided as protection against fumes and vapors that can be absorbed or inhaled as fillings are removed. It is especially necessary when failed and toxic root canal teeth are removed and jawbone infections are cleaned out. Surgery releases bacteria and toxins into the heart, liver or kidney. Intravenous Vitamin C can aid in neutralizing their damaging properties before they take up residency.
Perio Protect is a new, home care treatment program for periodontal disease using a dentist-created and FDA-cleared medical device that can deliver doctor-prescribed medications to the source of periodontal infections. These medications address the pathogens that cause gum disease.