Episode 166

Are Root Canals Dangerous?

With Dr. Rouzita Rashtian, DDS

Root canals have become ubiquitous—almost 60 million are performed each year in the United States. “You need a root canal‟ is now almost as common as hearing “you need a filling.” It is the only treatment protocol available to retain a tooth that is diseased. Yet, just how safe are root canals? And, what is the science behind there being a non-toxic alternative to tooth extractions?

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, I dive deep into the topic of root canals with Dr. Rouzita Rashtian. We discuss what a root canal treatment involves, why you might end up needing one, and alternative treatment options. Dr. Rashtian also shares a few case studies from her practice where a root canal was the underlying cause of a patient’s health issue.

For more on Dr. Rouzita Rashtian you can follow her on Instagram @SerenityDentalCenter, on Facebook @SerenityDentalCenter, and through her website https://serenitydentalcenter.com/.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. What is biological dentistry
    ( 6:16)
  2. What is a root canal
  3. The four factors to avoid a root canal
  4. Why root canals can be problematic
    (24:42 )
  5. What you should look out for if you’ve had a root canal
  6. Traditional tooth extraction vs. holistic tooth extraction
  7. Ozone therapy in dentistry
  8. Options for tooth replacement
  9. Case studies from Dr. Rashtian’s dental practice
  10. How to work with Dr. Rashtian
  11. Where you can learn more about Dr. Rashtian


Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

Dr. Rouzita Rashtian, DDS

Dr. Rouzita Rashtian is a biological dentist and surgeon. After having earned her undergraduate degree at University of California Los Angeles with high honors in Neuroscience, Dr. Rouzita Rashtian went on to attend the University of Southern California where she completed her degree in doctor of dental surgery. Dr. Rashtian practices utilizing modern health as a platform in helping patients understand the relationship between their mouth and overall health. She uses minimally invasive techniques to preserve healthy tooth structure and incorporates laser technology and ozone therapy. She holds a SMART certification license through the prestigious International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. She is also a member of the Holistic Dental Association and the International Association of Mercury-safe Dentists and Biomimetic Dentistry.


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