4th April 2012 13:27
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Re: Well bust my dental floss ...
I worked in the dental field for almost 15 years and I have assisted the doctor in hundreds of root canal procedures AND I personally have three root canals with porcelain crowns. I also still have 4 amalgam (silver fillings).
The only live part of your tooth is the “canal” that runs in the center of a tooth in each root and then a small pocket in the “center” of the crown of a tooth. If a tooth is so badly decayed or your tooth breaks and it reaches this “live area” which is where the nerves and blood supply is it hurts like hell. Your only two choices are extraction or root canal or I guess you can suffer until the nerve finally dies . . . .wouldn’t suggest that.
Once the tooth is opened up and the decay or the broken parts are removed and a sound structure is established the dentist then carefully removes the “live” parts from each root therefore removing the blood supply and nerve tissue. Depending on which tooth, it will have from one to four roots.
Once all the tissue is removed a tiny stick or sliver of almost pure silver (99.9%) is cemented into each root, which then completely seals the “root canal”. An x-ray is taken to make sure the tip of the root or end is completely sealed.
The tooth is then dead but it will not rot or putrefy in your mouth, but it does calcify because the blood supply has been removed. This is why a crown is required to protect the tooth . . . . because it is fragile without the blood supply.
Usually what happens with most people with infections and problems is the very reason they have to have a root canal in the first place . . . in the case of decayed teeth. They have poor oral hygiene. You have to brush and floss . . sorry folks. The tooth can still decay and rot even after a root canal and/or has a crown. It is not the fault of the dentist or root canal procedure. The bad thing is if a tooth is rotting or decaying that has had a root canal you don't feel pain and so infection can be twice as bad and go through out your system.
I brush with food grade hydrogen peroxide and baking soda 3 or 4 times a week and use a non-fluoridated tooth paste for the other times or sometimes just brush with water. I also floss every night.
I have never had any problems with my root canals or crowns.
To have your tooth extracted will set up a cascading effect of problems within your mouth. I would highly suggest you have the root canal performed by a qualified dentist. Ask him what he is using to cement the canals closed. And then after a month or so have the tooth crowned. You can have natural porcelain crowns or gold. I have porcelain crowns which have a semi precious metal base. You will save money in the long run.
With the problem of mercury in the amalgams or silver fillings. I have always done a heavy metal detox at least once a year. Not only to remove the minute amounts that leak from my fillings but the metal we pick up daily from the air, water and food we eat.
Brush your teeth and floss . . . .
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4th April 2012 14:11
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