When Root Canal “Myths” Aren’t Myths at All

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

It’s kind of annoying when you run across an article that promises to debunk certain myths and find that it just perpetuates others. Case in point? A post on root canals that recently cropped up on Facebook, linking to the site of a company selling a new spin on an old procedure. So naturally, the […]


Problems in the Mouth Can Indeed Mean Problems in the Body

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Sometimes, when your knowledge expands, a little chaos is created, too. You may need to let go of old ways of knowing, of things you’ve thought to be true for many, many years. It’s far easier to not ask questions and stick with the familiar path – like those dentists who cling to things like […]


New & Improved Root Canals? Yeah, Right

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Even endodontists will tell you, if they’re being honest, that root canal disinfection isn’t always effective. They’ll tell you that about 25% of all root canals fail due to infection by pathogens left in the canal before it’s filled and sealed off. Actually, latent infection is far more common than that, but let’s give them […]


Dental Problems Aren’t Always Confined to the Mouth

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

When you’ve got a dental problem, it’s effects aren’t always confined to the tooth or even the mouth. Each of your teeth is connected with the rest of your body, energetically (via the meridan system) and physically (via your circulation). This is why root canal teeth, for instance, can become a major burden on overall […]


What Do Patients Think About Dental Implants?

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

“Have you ever seen this stat before?” Dr. V recently asked, showing us an image he’d recently seen on Facebook. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology found that over 70 percent of respondents reported being “pleased” or “extremely satisfied” with the results of their dental implants. Considering the relationship between implants and […]


Root Canals Are Nothing to “Celebrate”

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Another year, another National Root Canal Awareness Week…and rather than rehash – because what’s there to say about this auspicious event that we’ve not said before? – we want to share with you what remains one of the best documentaries we’ve seen on the problems root canal treatment poses to human health: But there is […]


Defeating the Purpose of a Dental “Bargain”

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Oh, the news that turns up when you have Google Alerts set up for “root canals”: As if smoking were the worst of it. Broadmeadows Magistrate Court heard Muhammad Velipasaoglu smoked, spoke on the phone, didn’t wear a face mask or gloves and had unwashed hands while performing nine consecutive root canals on a young […]


From the Archives: Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Originally posted in slightly different form January 14, 2013 “The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * […]


The Importance of Considering the Teeth & Jaws in a Case of Full Body Illness

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

It’s a dental version of Groundhog Day. On March 14, 2005, a British man serving overseas in the military went to a dentist for root canal therapy. Ever since, he’s wakened believing it’s still March 14, 2005, and that he has a dental appointment later that day. Really. According to the recently published case report, […]



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