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Root Canals

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" I had an extraction of a broken tooth under IV sedation with Dr. Tong.
My experience with Dr.Tong has been excellent. I find her careful & has very gentle touch for a no pain experience. The anesthetist was very professional & excellent & careful with research before performing procedure. I definitely benefitted from the experience. "
John Wong March 2014
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Root Canals Central - Tooth Pain It’s a common scenario. You wake with an acute toothache, or develop swelling inside your mouth or in your cheek. The dentist diagnoses inflammation and infection from deep decay or nerve damage from an old trauma incident. You are told that in order to keep the natural tooth, a root canal therapy is the only way to avoid extraction.

Physiology of root canal treatment


The part of a tooth you see, the crown, is covered with a hard layer of enamel. Beneath it is strong dentin which gives structure to the tooth. At the center of the tooth is a chamber housing soft, living tissues – blood vessels and pulp. They extend into the root canals. The roots, of course, go into the jaw bone to hold the tooth in place with added support from the periodontal ligament. In addition to the primary root canals, there are many microscopic tubules accessing the pulp chamber.

Root canal therapy removes damaged portions of tooth structure and removes the pulp in the root canals. The area is cleansed and sealed; then capped with a crown for strength and protection.

In essence, a dead tooth is left in your jaw.

The root-canal/health connection

Even when caustic cleansing chemicals are used, it is mechanically impossible to sanitize the inside of a tooth. Bacteria continue to live in the tubules and surround the periodontal ligament and roots. Starved of oxygen and their usual food sources, even otherwise benign bacteria morph into much more dangerous strains capable of attacking the heart, brain, joints, and other parts of the body.

Because the nerves have been removed, you no longer feel discomfort or other symptoms, but there could be a latent problem in your jaw.

If you are in peak condition, your immune system is probably able to combat these bacteria. However, if your body’s natural defenses are suppressed in any way, bacteria can take the opportunity to invade and cause disease.

Studies have shown links between the bacteria in root-treated teeth and:
  • Cancer, including breast cancer.
  • Heart disease.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Neurological diseases including MS and ALS.
  • Lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
  • Arthritis, and rheumatic and other joint disorders.

Biological alternatives to root canal therapy


No one wants to lose a tooth, but if you do not think that having root canal treatment makes sense, then come and discuss the issue with Dr. Tong. As a biological dentist, Dr. Titania Tong has specialized training in safe extraction techniques, including removal of the periodontal ligament where bacteria thrive.

She will talk with you about other options, like a fixed bridge, partial denture, or dental implant, to restore your smile without compromising your health.

Call 852 2810 1801 today for an appointment with Dr. Tong – the biological dentist who understands the mouth-body connection.

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Dr. Tong Reviewed by
Shona Murray
Having recently undergone major orthognathic surgery followed by orthodontic treatment, I am currently consulting Dr Tong with regard to the final stage of my bite correction. Dr Tong has taken time to present to me the various treatment options, each designed to give optimum results in the most cost effective manner. After many consultations, she continues to be committed to achieving my desired functional and cosmetic results and I have no hesitation in recommending her services for all manner of dental treatment.
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