While you have almost 1,500 dentists to choose from in the metro Phoenix, not all of these professionals have extensive experience in modern approaches designed to maintain the health of not only your teeth and gums, but also your whole body.
As a holistic dentist with more than 30 years of continuing education, Dr. Fritz has built a practice focused on integrating the latest dental materials and technologies while creating a comfortable experience that keeps you and your family coming back for the check-ups and cleanings essential to good oral health.
Also known as biological dentistry, holistic dental practices understand that optimal health and wellness is related to the type of materials, techniques, and care provided by the dentist. For instance, Dr. Fritz uses digital technologies and pain and anxiety reducing medications to restore a badly damaged or decayed tooth with root canal therapy. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are no more extensive than a common filling.
After infected tissue is removed and the tooth is cleaned, a dental crown is typically placed. Made from an aesthetically pleasing, non-toxic ceramic, the crown fits in well with a biological dental practice built around biocompatible products and procedures. These types of restorations do not have the same concerns associated with conventional “silver” fillings made with mercury-containing amalgam or with metal-based crowns.
While it’s estimated that 52 percent of general dentists no longer use amalgam restorations, mercury-free is not the same as mercury-safe. Just because a dentist forgoes amalgam fillings does not mean he or she is equipped to remove existing silver fillings safely.
A great threat to the health of both the patient and dental staff can be posed by traditional filling removal, as the mercury releases vapors during this process. New Health Dental offers advanced expertise in the form of neuropathic physician, Dr. Ty Tallman, so mercury is avoided in all procedures and previous dental work that may have been placed by another dentist is safely removed.
Additionally, the biological dental team emphasizes conservative procedures. Dr. Fritz and his team will always suggest the least invasive, most effective treatment option. For instance, he emphasizes treatments such as non-extraction orthodontics, or inlays or onlays as an alternative to more extensive crowns for decay.
Furthermore, the biological dentist’s approach to general dentistry emphasizes holistic health, including preventative techniques including diligent brushing, flossing, and regular checkups as well as tooth-friendly food and drink. Patients travel from throughout the region to benefit from New Health Dental’s approach. The Dentist and his friendly team want to earn your positive reviews. Schedule an appointment at the Mesa office by calling 877-943-3703.
A member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Dr. Fritz built New Health Dental around the idea that a healthy mouth is essential to the health of the rest of the body.
A Google search for oral health and overall health results in more than 21 million hits. There is no lack of research on the link between dental disease and conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Holistic dentists also understand the importance of selecting materials and techniques that minimize trauma and do no harm to surrounding tissues.
Commonly performed in general dentistry, root canal treatment may be the only way to save a tooth. While you can now replace teeth with dental implants designed like natural teeth, there is no substitute for the real thing. Dr. Fritz and his team will retain as much natural tooth structure as possible.
The root canal process to restore healthy function and appearance starts with the dentist administering a local anesthetic for patient comfort. Many patients are surprised to discover modern root canal treatment is as comfortable as a simple filling, which means you should experience little to no sensitivity. Yet the team understands some patients may be apprehensive. If you are one of those patients, Dr. Fritz may suggest safe oral sedation. The procedure will fly by in no time with calming medication.
Root canal treatment is necessary if the inner areas of the tooth are affected by damage or extensive decay. The treatment gets its name from how the damage or decay affects the root canal running through the tooth’s center. Damage and decay can infect the soft, sensitive pulp in the root canal. This tissue protects the nerve and nourishes the tooth. An infection can produce:
As the infection progresses without treatment, you can develop a pus-filled pocket or abscess. Your gums and face may be swollen. Abscesses can spread to other parts of the body, so the New Health Dental team will make every effort to avoid this scenario by preventing severe damage and proactively treating it if it does occur. The longer the damaged tooth goes untreated, the worse the infection can become and the greater the odds it can’t be saved with root canal treatment.
After Dr. Fritz accesses the inner tooth chamber, he will remove the infected tissue. The tooth is then cleaned and the root canal is sealed to prevent reinfection. A crown may be placed over the treated tooth for added strength and protection.
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Fritz will never suggest an extensive procedure when a conservative approach will restore oral health. For instance, severe decay that can’t be treated with fillings may be treated with an inlay or onlay instead of a crown.
Call 877-943-3703 to schedule a consultation and discover New Health Dental’s comfortable approach to root canal treatment and other procedures to keep your mouth and body at its healthiest in Mesa.