Holistic Root Canal

Holistic root canal practices provide efficient and comprehensive care for dental patients thanks to innovative technology and materials, combined with the advanced training and experience of the doctors at Professional Endodontics (PE).

When it comes to a root canal, there are many holistic methods that can be used to ensure the procedure is as safe and healthy for the body as possible. These procedures use substances and materials that are biologically friendly, durable, and efficient. The following products and practices are generally used upon request during holistic root canal treatment at PE:

We realize that there are patients for whom conventional endodontic treatment and materials are simply not an option.

For more information on the effectiveness of holistic root canals, we invite you to read Dr. Lou Shoha’s article on holistic root canals.

Biolase Waterlase Laser™

This tool precisely combines water and laser energy to remove hard and soft tissue and bacteria. It is a silent process that creates no heat or noise and is completely safe for use on children and adults. During a root canal, the laser is used to disinfect the targeted area. It can also be used to remove general decay and in soft tissue and surgical procedures.

Ozone Oxygen Therapy

Ozone production is a naturally occurring practice in the human body and the dental applications for ozone treatment date back to the 1930s. There are now hundreds of published research studies documenting the use of ozone in dental procedures. Today, holistic dental practices use ozone to disinfect and sterilize. Pathogens such as bacteria and viruses are especially vulnerable to ozone because they have little or no antioxidant enzymes. Because of this, ozonated water and pure oxygen/ozone gas can be safely used to disinfect and sterilize. Ozone is not associated with any harmful byproducts or side effects. Once it breaks down, ozone simply produces oxygen and water.

Endosequence by Brassler

Endosequence BC Sealer by Brasseler is a new generation bio-compatible material.  It is a bioceramic that appears to have greater bio-compatibility compared to previous materials including Endocal-10, and has excellent working properties.

Root Canal or extraction?

“Holistic” root canal procedure is performed when a patient chooses not to have a “conventional” root canal endodontic procedure and would otherwise choose extraction. There are reasons usually given including desire to:  use additional disinfection/antimicrobial measures including ozone and laser, desire not to use gutta percha or other materials with barium sulfate metal oxides or epoxy resins, desire to have work done under high power operating microscopy by a specialist in endodontics.  Most of these patients are fairly knowledgeable about the root canal endodontic procedure and its shortcomings, and are highly concerned about which materials are used in any procedure within their body.  Many have had significant health issues that have resulted in seeking methods of treatment using the most biocompatable materials, and doctors that understand their concerns. 


Dr. Louis Shoha discusses his approach in performing safe and healthy root canal treatments. The conventional root canal procedure is essentially a surgical procedure to remove infected and damaged tissue and microbial pathogens from within the tooth. This procedure allows the tooth to be retained in the mouth for proper chewing and maintenance of ideal tooth and jaw position needed for airway maintenance and jaw joint function.

About Professional Endodontics

Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties for over 60 years. The team specializes with treating issues inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe comfortable environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.

Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the-art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental delivery systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.

Root Canals performed using these methods are performed primarily at our Clarkston office, but can be performed at our Southfield office as well.

Professional Endodontics – Clarkston
6803 Dixie Highway, Suite 3
Clarkston, MI 48346
(248) 625-8070

Professional Endodontics – Southfield
29201 Telegraph Road, Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 358-2910