125 W. Wisconsin Ave. • Suite 102 • Pewaukee, WI 53072 • 262.737.4004

Are Root Canals Really Necessary?

According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million root canals are performed on patients around the nation every year. In fact, each day around 41,000 root canals are completed.  

Usually extreme pain sends patients reluctantly to the dentist to seek treatment they have been avoiding, since the cause of many root canals is decay that has gone unaddressed over time. In the past, root canals were the unchallenged, go-to treatment when the inside of the tooth became too infected for a simple filling. However, in recent years they have become a controversial topic, especially with the emergence of a community of dentists who take a more natural approach.

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Biomimetic Dentistry: A Natural Take on Dentistry


One of the most overly used sayings in dentistry is ‘drill and fill,' but the reason behind this popular expression is based on fact and tradition. Since the dawn of dentistry, dental students around the nation have been taught the best way to treat problems in the teeth are to drill them out and fill them with artificial materials to stop the spread of infection and decay. But what if there is another solution, says Dr. Bryan Schwartz, DDS, a biomimetic dentist in Pewaukee, Wis.

"The drill and fill methods taught in dental school just hold so many empty promises for the patient that often lead to years of added treatments, pain and financial costs," Schwartz said. "So, I set out to find a better way that fixes problems the fist time and keeps the health of the whole body in mind. The very meaning of the word biomimetic is to ‘mimic nature’ and because it focuses on strengthening the natural tooth and preserving as much of it as possible when a problem arises, it stops the cycle of breakdown that drilling only exacerbates."

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• LONG LASTING DENTISTRY
• MERCURY & METAL FREE
• SAFE MERCURY REMOVAL

• TOOTH CONSERVING DENTISTRY
• MINIMALLY INVASIVE
• MODERN, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TECHNIQUES
• NO DRILL DENTISTRY

• NATURAL DENTISTRY
• AVOID CROWNS
• ELIMINATE ROOT CANALS