Dr. Georgaklis is proud to be one of the top holistic dentists in San Diego and La Jolla. He understands that good dentistry is about more than a beautiful smile. Dr. Georgaklis works hard to protect your overall health. For this reason, he uses all-natural materials and techniques whenever possible, such as composite material and ceramic. However, advanced dental lasers, ozone therapy, and other state-of-the-art treatment options are also vital to our holistic approach. In this post, Dr. Georgaklis answers some of the most common questions about seeing a holistic dentist in La Jolla and San Diego and how it can benefit you.
Is Mercury Really All That Harmful?
Mercury is a toxic metal that has been linked to an alarming number of health conditions. These include ADHD, heart disease, hormone imbalance, neurological disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, and much more. Silver amalgam contains up to 50% mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, nickel, and copper. At first, the metal will stay within the filling. However, with constant pressure over the years, the filling will corrode and leach metal into your mouth and enter your bloodstream. Some scientists claim that mercury in dental restorations is not a cause for concern; you are exposed to more mercury in the air and in food than you are from your dental fillings. Nevertheless, others caution that amalgam fillings could indeed be quite detrimental to your health. In fact, the material is banned in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Dr. Georgaklis does not want to expose you to any unnecessary health risks. Also, 17% of women are allergic to nickel. It is also for this reason; he has exclusively used tooth-colored composite fillings since 1985.
Can Holistic Dentistry Minimize My Discomfort?
Yes. Minimal discomfort care is one of the top benefits of seeing a holistic dentist in San Diego and La Jolla. Laser dentistry is one of the most effective treatments for periodontal disease. With our state-of-the-art soft tissue lasers, Dr. Georgaklis can destroy oral bacteria with no impact on your surrounding tissues. The high-powered energy eliminates bacteria more effectively than manual methods and adds no sensation to your gums, so there’s no post-treatment discomfort. The laser is a great natural treatment for oral sores by killing bacteria and viruses in the ulcerated area.
What Is Ozone Therapy, and How Will It Benefit Me?
Our holistic dentistry practice in La Jolla and San Diego is one of the few area locations to offer innovative ozone therapy. Our in-office generator produces pure ozone, a compound made up of three oxygen molecules. Dr. Georgaklis can use ozone to treat periodontal disease, sore throats, abscesses, canker sores, and oral sores. He can also combine ozone therapy with traditional root canal therapy. In this way, he can access the areas of your tooth that a routine endodontic procedure cannot reach. In some cases, ozone therapy by itself can eliminate the need for root canal therapy.
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If you would like to benefit from holistic dentistry in San Diego and La Jolla, or if you simply have more questions about the benefits of our all-natural treatment, contact Dr. Georgaklis’ office today. He looks forward to providing the outstanding care you deserve. Stay connected, like us on Facebook.