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Biomimetic Dentistry, ozone dentistry, avoiding root canal, Dr Alleman DDS

6th October 2009 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized

There is now occurring a movement amongst dentists to avoid doing root canals. Ultimately root canals give people enduring medical problems, pain and suffering.

On my visit to a dentist a couple of years ago to have a large mercury filling removed, the dentist said that there was new decay that he had to remove and that it was border line as to whether a root canal should be done. He advised that it may be worth trying to save the tooth and to put a composite filling in.

I have been grateful to that dentist and for that decision but alas, not fully satisfied. The tooth still gives me discomfort while chewing and it really was a level 2 to 3 on the pain scale not only during meals but other times also throughout the first year. The discomfort has quieted down somewhat over the last year but still there is a general level 1 discomfort almost all the time and I still avoid chewing on that side. Mostly I have learned to mentally turn it off.

Then, via an ozone yahoo group that deals with ozone dentistry sponsored by Dr Julian Holmes, I was introduced to Dr. David S Alleman, D.D.S. through one of the dentists on the forum.
Eventually I called Dr Alleman and I had a lengthy discussion about the use of ozone and why these composite fillings often do not last and in my case why they cause discomfort.

I decided to see Dr. Alleman for the removal of the next mercury filling on my list for repair, a large one just below the one I had done previously.

The procedure was interesting to watch, for as much as you can see in my position. Dr Alleman did much of the work though observation through a microscope. He explained that teeth that are decaying will crack and if the crack is not addressed then bacteria will continue to survive and the composite filling will not last as decay will continue to fester underneath. The microscope allows for the dentist to observe cracks that are barely visible at all and to remedy them before a composite is placed on top. He said that most dentists would miss the cracks he found in my tooth if they did not have the ability to examine with a microscope.

So, for me, in my case, this lead to more drilling than I had anticipated. Dr Allemen also used some kind of meter called a Diagnodent that can measure levels of bacteria in different areas in the tooth. Previously dentists used xray and a pic to determine where decay would be found. The new Diagnodent is a laser flouresence device that can locate the decay in the tooth. Xrays are not required. This would guide him to where exactly to drill according to the bacterial count present and can help the dentist determine exactly how deep to drill to remove all the decay. The more accurate the decay removal the longer the tooth will last.

 When he felt that the cracks had been eliminated and the bacterial count was sufficiently down he then applied ozone gas directly to the tooth at a 24 gamma for approximately one minute. It seemed that while this was being applied suction was also applied nearby to carry off ambient ozone gas. I did not smell ozone at all and if I did inhale any it was in so small an amount I could not tell and was really inconsequential. Ozone will immediately kill off any trace of bacteria that may remain. There is also evidence that ozone gas will stimulate the growth of dental tissue. (see Julian Holmes) Since I had pulp exposed this could be critical to the success of the treatment. Dr Allemen said that ozone will penetrate up to 2 mm into the pulp.

Dr Allemen devotes considerable time to educating dentists across the nation. In October 2009 he will be having a seminar in Salt Lake City to teach dentists how to apply bonded composite fillings with this new approach. If you would like to contact Dr Allemen to set up a seminar in your city you may contact him through his email.

His personal email:

The Home page on this website will explain further why biomemitic Dentistry is so important.

and here is the specific page to help you find a dentist in your area who does this
cutting edge dentistry. You should never need another root canal.

Now, if you still are not convinced that seeking out a Biomimetic Dentist is for you, you can listen to these lectures by Dr Dean Carlston discussing Biomimetic Dentisty. Follow the links. There are 6 videos.
Now, if you still are not convinced that seeking out a Biomimetic Dentist is for you, you can listen to these lectures by Dr Dean Carlston discussing Biomimetic Dentisty. Follow the links on YouTube. There are 6 videos and here are the first two links.
Part 1:

Part 2:

other links:

a breif discussion by Dr Calston:

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7 Responses to “Biomimetic Dentistry, ozone dentistry, avoiding root canal, Dr Alleman DDS”

  1. Gary Says:

    I’m glad to see Biomimetics getting some coverage. I took a professional CE course that mentioned it, googled it and your page came up. Very informative to see the clinical case study. thank you.

  2. Andrea Says:

    I had a root canal about seven years ago and it has caused me nothing but problems. I wish I’d known about alternative methods of treating dental disease back then. It’s still extremely difficult to find dentists who will admit that root canals are not a good idea. Most of them are in complete denial about the health issues caused by root canals, and it’s the patients who suffer.

  3. Jim Says:

    Andrea – those are strong words you use. I think you are going a bit far in saying that they are in complete denial about their patients’ health issues.

  4. Eric Says:


    It would help a lot to find a dentist who used ozone therapy and who truly cared about their pts.
    There are many out there!
    The reason that root canals are not a great idea is that traditional dentistry
    doesn’t consider that it’s truly a bacterial invasion of the body in a small focused area.
    They try to clean out the tooth and rid it of bacteria with bleach and EDTA, which are partially effective
    at best. They hope that the body will try to conquer the remaining bacteria that is left in the bone
    around the tooth and within the pores of the tooth.
    Ozone can effectively kill/lyse the majority if not all of the bacteria that was in the tooth and surrounding areas. Ozone can be applied in gaseous, aqueous and oil forms to the tooth with residual action long after the treatment is ‘finished’. I urge you to investigate this form of dentistry and see if it fits for you.

  5. Arrow Durfee Says:

    Thank you for the further information.

    Ozonated olive oil is easy to get and it will keep forever in the frige. I have not applied it to my teeth. You say this is effective.. Can you tell more about how it should be done. I am thinking that bedtime would be a good time

    Do you think the ozone in the oil would penetrate .5 or 1mm into a tooth?

  6. BigJon Says:

    It all sounds a bit off…
    You talk of Ozone, which is trioxygen, a gas.
    And you talk of an application of “24 Gamma” which i assume you mean Gamma Radiation, maybe from excited Sodium-24 Chloride.

    Anyway, there are plenty of cheap and effective ways to kill bacteria. So whats the benefit of this one? Is it cheaper (it would have to be almost free to compete). Is it quicker? (a skilled dentist does the job in minutes with the old systems).

    The real skill is fixing the tooth so it doesnt get re-infected. Thats what we all need to know about.

  7. Charles Says:

    the links are no longer valid. do you have an updated link for page to help you find a dentist in your area?