The Holistic Root Canal Therapy approach is unique to LI Center for Healthier Dentistry. It is not uncommon for teeth that have had traditional root canal therapy to “fail”. The failure is usually diagnosed months, or even years, after the post and crown are completed. It is very frustrating to have your traditional root canal therapy fail after enduring pain and spending large amounts of time and money.
One of the major reasons for traditional root canal treatment failure is that the bacteria and nerve tissue were not thoroughly removed from the root canal system. Chemical rinses like bleach (Clorox), peroxide, chlorhexidine, and iodine are commonly used to disinfect and digest the bacteria and nerve tissue. But the tooth’s nerve is designed like a tree, with a main trunk and many branches that spread sideways. Most of the branching occurs in the last one-third of the root tip, yet sometimes branches can form on the main trunk in the mid-third. Dentists can only clean the main trunk, and they rely on rinses to “take care” of the branches. Yet bacteria can hide in the millions of tunnels – called dentin tubules - within the tooth.
Until now! We have a thorough, effective, and predictable laser that can clean all the side branches of your tooth’s nerve! It’s called P.I.P.S. (Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming)!
The PIPS system is a new and revolutionary method that utilizes laser energy to clean the root canal system. Harnessing the laser energy, the PIPS system creates shockwaves within a solution introduced into the root canal. Because the shockwaves are contained within the canal system, the solution streams through the entire canal system and thoroughly removes debris. This leaves the root canal system completely clean and ready for filling.
In addition to P.I.P.S., LI Center for Healthier Dentistry uses Ozone disinfection to ensure there are no bacteria left in your tooth!
This unique and unprecedented root canal disinfection approach is the brain child of Dr. Alex Shvartsman. Using P.I.P.S. together with Ozone disinfection, our doctors can be sure that your root canals are completely germ-free!
Our Holistic Root Canal Therapy combines biocompatible materials with bioceramic sealing and cadmium-free gutta-percha to fully seal the root canal system. Immediately following the root canal therapy, the tooth is adhesively sealed and biomimetically restored while under rubber-dam isolation to ensure no recontamination occurs. This patented and radically different Holistic Root Canal Therapy is unique to LI Center for Healthier Dentistry.