“First, Do No Harm…”

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2013

By definition, a root canal tooth is a dead tooth. The procedure involves removing the dentinal pulpal complex – the tooth’s “guts,” so to speak, rich in nerves, blood vessels and delicate connective tissue. The goal is to disinfect and protect the tooth from further infection, but no one has yet found a way to […]

Healing as Process

Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN As I’ve mentioned before, there are no silver bullets. The best question to begin with is not “Are mercury fillings the problem?” but “What are all the factors that may be contributing to the illness or dysfunction?” This helps us identify all potential sources of homotoxins, whether of dental […]

Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Posted on Monday, January 14th, 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 fact that we have a smaller brain, […]

How to Make a Toxic Tooth

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

One option: root canal treatment. Simply put, root canals can cause more problems than they solve, including a greater propensity to cancer, autoimmune disorders and “enigmatic” illnesses such as CFS, MCS and fibromyalgia. To learn more, see “What You Need to Know about Root Canals & Dental Implants.” You’ll never look at videos like this […]

Nothin’ Better to Do (Than Eat ‘Kraut & Get a Root Canal)

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012

You tried to ignore it. You knew it was the apotheosis of non-news. Yet you could not hide from the fact that web editors everywhere had figured we would care about LeAnn Rimes’ recent root canal and what she Tweeted about it. And now you can’t even hide from it here…because wading through all the […]

A Different Kind of a (Dental Kind of) “Clip Joint”

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Here’s a minor but attention-grabbing dental horror story: “A former dentist in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals.” Um. Okay. Technically, though, posts aren’t used in root canals. But “Mass. dentist admits doing paper clip post and core restorations following root canal […]

The Only Thing that Matters Is Getting the Mercury Out, Right? (Not Quite)

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2011

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN We humans are natural pattern-seekers and storytellers. When something happens to us – especially if it’s unexpected or undesired – we instinctively use these traits to help us find the cause and meaning of our experience. As we discover patterns, we build an explanation – a “story” – that […]

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