Hi, I just went to a new dentist last week, and got the very bad news that the tooth adjacent to the molar I came to the dentist about had a cavity. This tooth is a molar also (#19), and when she took the crown off (been there since '96) and started drilling, she said the tooth is "very bad" and that I should get it replaced with an implant. Aside from the cost, I said I really wanted to keep the tooth, and she agreed to wait 6 weeks while I did herbs (BC&F, etc.) etc. to try to help the tooth. The problem is though that she said the cavity was "almost to the bone" (I believe it's under the gum tissue) and that she only got rid of 90% of the decay (leaving an old composite filling there). I asked how she would be able to tell if the tooth could survive more than 2 years (her prediction) if I didn't get the implant. She said it depended on the inflammation that is still there in 6 weeks, when I see her again. Right now there's a temp crown there.
So I'm motivated to do whatever I can to help the tooth. Of course I will do oil pulling, no question (which I do about 5 times a week anyway). Does anyone know if this will help get rid of inflammation -- we're talking about a dead, root-canaled tooth and related gum tissue that I'm trying to get looking good enough to moderate the inflammation.
Can a root canaled tooth remineralize, with either oil pulling or BC&F or Barefoot's tooth powder -- or can the decay that's "close to the bone" disappear with any of these methods, fomentation included? I trust that this would work well with a live tooth -- just don't know about a dead one, or if there's anything I can do to keep this tooth.
Thank you so much for any help you could give.
Well Trapper has been experimenting with the remineralization thing, so he can speak about that.
As far as gum inflammation, you are definitely in the right place at the right time. I'd say get the best oil you can, and do this twice a day (morning and just before dinner). Try one oil in the morning, and another at night. I'd make one of those oils Hemp, because as far as I can tell, that's one powerful pulling action.
I'd also swish with a few drops of Oil of Oregano (make sure it is not diluted with something else like Olive Oil). I'm going to start putting Black Cumin Seed Oil in my oil pulling, because they say that it cures everything but death.
I'm sure others will chime in. This is just my 2 cents.
You must let us know how your next visit goes. We are right there with you, rooting you on.
I don't know if this will help, but between oil pulling and doing the MC, I had a tooth that the gums had receded very badly. The tooth was super sensitive and discolored above the normal gum line. One day I looked in the mirror and the skin had grown back. You can tell it is new growth as it is a different color from the other skin. When people can't believe me, I just show them. Aloha
Hi, where can I find more info on oil pulling (ive never heard of it) and what is "doing the MC"? I have gum recession on several teeth that I'd like to regrow naturally! Please let me know! I also have a daughter who is 7 who has several cavities, one almost to the nerve, dentist wants to do a baby root canal, but I want to use oils and other remedies to heal the tooth. Please send info and tips!