This patient was referred to my office today. He had not slept for 3 days. He was in terrible pain. This tooth had recently been prepped for a crown by his holistic dentist. Maybe the holistic dentist did not see the apical lesion before he started the crown, but the tooth became symptomatic. His holistic dentist had recommended extraction of #30. He decided to get a second opinion. The tooth was diagnosed with a necrotic pulp and symptomatic apical periodontitis. He elected to save his tooth with endodontic therapy.
With good follow up, we'll see that the apical lesion has healed, and he will be glad that he got a second opinion, and retained his natural tooth. I think that is pretty holistic!