Joan L. Sefcik, DDS, F-IABDM

4014 Marathon Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 453-6337

Oral Surgery

line drawing of teethRoot canal teeth are dead teeth that often become harbors of toxic waste generated by harmful bacteria left inside the tooth after it’s sealed and capped. Because the tooth is still connected to the blood supply at the root, those toxins can migrate to other areas of the body, contributing to illness or dysfunction.

Extraction and detox are usually the best solution for problematic root canal teeth.

When we are called upon to extract teeth – root canal or otherwise – we take great care to remove the periodontal ligament, as well as the tooth, and clean the supporting bone to prevent osteonecrotic lesions – a/k/a “cavitations” – from forming at the surgical site.

These lesions can form when a surgical site isn’t cleaned properly, leaving harmful bacteria and other pathogens to wreak havoc. Though the gum tissue that grows over the surgical site can look very healthy, soft and hard tissues below it may be destroyed by these pathogens.

And as with root canal teeth, those pathogens and their toxic byproducts are free to migrate from the mouth to other areas of the body, contributing to any number of chronic systemic illnesses, including MS, ALS, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and more.

Where there are cavitations from previous dental procedures, we can surgically clean them out so they stop contributing to the body’s toxic burden, giving the body a chance to detox and ultimately heal.

When performing such procedures, Dr. Sefcik uses tools such as ozone and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to support good healing of the surgical sites. PRF, which is thoroughly biocompatible since it’s made with a small sample of your own blood, also tends to make healing faster and reduce post-operative pain, while supporting new growth of both hard and soft tissues around the surgical site.

If you suspect root canal teeth or cavitations may be contributing to your ill health, contact us for a consultation.