Healthy endodontics and root canal therapy

Root Canal in Waltham

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatments play a pivotal role in salvaging teeth that are severely damaged or infected, offering a crucial solution to preserve natural teeth that would otherwise face extraction. By eliminating infected or inflamed pulp, cleaning the root canal system, and sealing it off, root canals effectively halt the spread of infection, alleviate pain, and enable individuals to maintain their natural teeth, ensuring both functionality and aesthetics are preserved 

What is the controversy surrounding root canals?

Hesitations surrounding root canals often revolve around concerns regarding incomplete disinfection and potential allergic reactions to materials used during the procedure. Patients may worry about the possibility of leaving behind infection or developing sensitivities to the materials utilized in the treatment.

Our healthy and holistic approach

Excellent visualization

State-of-the-art technology, such as 3D scans, plays a crucial role in our approach to root canals. These scans allow us to visualize intricate details of the tooth's structure, accurately identifying all canals and areas of infection. This precise imaging ensures a more thorough treatment, reducing the risk of overlooking potential sources of infection and enabling a more precise and effective procedure.

A deep and thorough clean

These apprehensions have propelled the adoption of a holistic approach in dentistry, integrating ozone gas and water with advanced technologies like the Biolase laser. This comprehensive method addresses concerns by utilizing ozone gas, known for its potent antimicrobial properties, to thoroughly sterilize the root canal system.


Our office conducts biocompatibility testing to ensure patients do not have sensitivities or allergic reactions to the materials used in root canal treatments, ensuring a more personalized and comfortable experience.

Healing support

At The Flossery, we offer support beyond the root canal surgery. Our doctors will work with you to recommend tailored supplementations to accelerate your healing process and remove infection quickly. That’s less pain, less time away from the activities you love, and a focus on prevention of future dental issues.

Our unique alternatives to root canals

Vital pulp therapy represents a specialized approach within holistic dentistry, aiming to preserve tooth vitality and potentially avoid a complete root canal. This procedure focuses on healing and remineralizing the tooth by selectively removing damaged pulp while preserving healthy tissue. By stimulating the tooth's natural healing processes, vital pulp therapy can potentially help avoid the need for a full root canal procedure. This is a special procedure offered exclusively at The Flossery. We are the only dental office in New England offering this unique research driven approach to saving teeth. Our trained doctors will work with you to create a personalized plan and determine if you would be a good candidate for vital pulp therapy.

At The Flossery in Waltham, MA, , we are committed to offering comprehensive and personalized care. Our holistic approach to root canals incorporates advanced technology, biocompatibility testing, and vital pulp therapy. We strive to provide patients with tailored treatments that prioritize their oral health while minimizing discomfort and addressing individual concerns.

Feel free to call our office at 781-894-0500 to learn more about the root canal procedure or any other services we provide. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.