hi, i'm trying to avoid a root canal in my bottom molar. i started oil pulling w/sesame oil two weeks ago. 1/4 of my molar tooth is gone due to decay and drilling, etc. the dentist said that there is pinpoint exposure of the root, thus the need for root canal. he put treatment on it and a temporary filling over that a few weeks ago. i only have pain when i bite down on hard foods.
my big question: can the oil pulling heal the tooth with the filling still on? or is it better to get it removed? does the healing happen mainly through the gums?