I expect that the dentist you've interviewed is a good dentist, yes. Some people have followed Huldara Clark's doctrine right to the letter and actively pulled enough teeth that they can't afford the expensive implants to replace what they had gotten pulled.
On top of this, the focus on extreme Amalgam removal (pulling root canals) draws attention from what promotes jaw health, bone density and healthy teeth.
The idea that all root canals are bad is stated like this, of course:
It's easy for a pocket of infectious material to form up against the material of a dead tooth inside the jawbone, and thus it is potentially a continuous source of deadly bacteria right inside the bloodstream. Material found inside bloodclots from patients who have had heart attacks and strokes contains the same sort of of bacteria, and so it is very possible that resevoirs of dental bacteria about root canals is a serious risk for the formation of bloodclots.
I disagree for several reasons.
#1 is that with adequate vitamin D3 (with low-level magnesium, vital cofactor) supplementation the gums bleed less, and teeth that can be wiggled in their sockets firm right up. I have experienced this myself. D3 is a vital nutrient that is required for the healthy function of every cell in the body, including in this case:
* the health of a dental nerve
* the absorbtion of the minerals that maintain dental enamel (via the gut)
* the prevention of oral bacteria escaping into the bloodstream (D3 tightens the intestinal walls)
* immune system function, including the lifespan and duration of the cells that remember and destoy baddies (bacteria, fungus, and virus)
* bone density and strength (preventing dental cavitation at the root of the tooth)
Since I say 'adequate' D3, I mean something along these lines- I weigh over 200 lbs (~100kilo), and I live really northwards (-7 hours of sunlight at the winter equinox where I live), and I am not a gardener or sunbather. I am a little oer 30 years old, so I use the minimum reccommended by the vitamin D council (www.vitamindcouncil.org), which is 5,000 iu/day.
#2, One of the reasons Huldara Clark demands root canals be removed is that Amalgam fillings that reach right to the level of the bloodstream have been directly indicated in cases of Breast Cancer in doctors in sweden. She reports that extraction is the best way to reduce the level of mercury exposure, because it bypasses drilling.
At best I find this idea idealistic, and at worst, very destructive. An extraction costs 700 dkk here, and a root canal 2100 dkk (around three hundred dollars). A replacement tooth costs about 10,0000 dkk (~1,770 USD).
IMHO, I am going to pay 2,100 DKK to de-amalgamize my one remaining root canal, and use the vitamin D3. I have lost two molars already due to root canals, and there is a chance I can keep the last one a long time because of the way plastic composite fillings bind with the tooth enamel and dentin to form a solid tooth.
#3 Clark's concern about infection at the root of a tooth is based upon the find of oral bacteria/fungi in a clot in the bloodstream. It is more likely that the source of the bacterium was from a leaky gut, which is the sort of problem that happens at /exactly the same time/ as rot at the root of a tooth- sunlight deficiency.
Ah.. yeah, most of my argument is based upon my experience of an improvement of dental symptoms when using D3. My dental problems began with rot at the dentin level of my molars, and that's something that comes with malnutrition. Even though the tooth itself is dead, the jawbone about the tooth is still very much alive. A well-nurtured immune system can heal a pocket of bacterium at the root of a dead tooth, and of all things, it has happened to me, around that one remaining root-canal'd tooth.
Basically I was out to a routine check with my local dentist, and he took an x-ray, and mentioned he saw a shadow he would want to look at there at the root of the suspect tooth. About two months later a second dentist checked the same area, and said that the tooth was sound (there was no work needed).
I feel that it's very important not to make a descision based off a fear- so I've written to try and make a case for keeping a root-canal'd tooth. I recently had a very pleasant experience with an IAOMT-equivalent (I'm not in america, but he is trained and well experienced in their techniques) dentist. He replaced a large filling on a molar on the lower-left jaw, took his time with applying the composite, and now when I drink water, I get a pang of cold-shock from the molar right beside it, and no ache from the newly-filled (plastic composite) molar.
The question of tooth extraction is a personal one, and dentists follow the same oath as dentists- 'first, do no harm'. I get the feeling he has likely not read Clark's admonitions about extracting root canals, and that he'd also have a difficulty accepting the 'no exceptions' policy of it, especially when facing so many different patient cases, needs, and faces. Teeth are vital hardware, so if you meet a dentist who is full-gusto for multiple extractions, be on your guard!