As a holistic practice, we at Healthy Roots Dentistry know that every patient is unique. We believe that there are many effective ways to treat the human body that don’t have to come out of a pill, and we believe in the body’s innate ability to heal itself if given the proper building blocks and motivation. There is a proper time and place for all medication, but we will try alternatives first and only prescribe traditional medications when it is in your best interest.
If you’re looking for alternative medicines to help with pain or healing after a dental procedure, don’t hesitate to ask! There are options available to you.
Sometimes, Dr. Garrett may suggest essential oils or supplements to help with healing or pain relief after a procedure. As a small example, clove oil in particular has often been recommended to patients who are experiencing tooth pain due to the high levels of eugenol contained in the oil. There are a plethora of supplements that will also combat pain and inflammation. We can work with your specific needs to suggest a plan of action for managing your care before during and after your dental procedure.
Nutrition Counseling and Supplements
Because dental health is a key component in the general health of the human body, and vice versa, we’re pleased to offer nutrition counseling at Healthy Roots Dentistry. Nutrition counseling often comes hand-in-hand with a supplement plan, so the supplement and your diet can work hand in hand to help your body heal.
For example, a patient who is having mercury containing fillings removed will be offered an optimal supplement mix to aide the body in heavy metal detox. We commonly also refer patients for IV-chelation therapy to further aid in the removal of heavy metals commonly associated with older dental materials.
A Practice Invested In Your Overall Health
At Healthy Roots Dentistry, we want to give you dental and general care that’s tailor-made for your body’s unique needs and immune system. To learn more about our patient amenities, nutrition counseling, or supplement treatment material, give us a call or visit our office!