I've had the 'ole root canal before. It required a second
treatment a few years after the first when it got reinfected.
It turns out my dentist missed a canal. The next time, she
referred me to a specialist who used a microscope (whereas
she'd been literally feeling around in the dark). He was
the one who found the extra branch.
Regarding your other email about how to follow-up. I would
personally use probiotics simultaneously with and after the
antibiotics. Probably a personal choice. If you don't want
to take them in concentrated form, you could always search
out (or make your own) batches of sauerkraut or kimchi.
Here's how I make my purple kimchi:
There you'll also find some resources in the comments.
Hope this helps. You'll be back in action in no time. :)
Got a raw food success story to tell?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 2:44 PM
Subject: [Raw Food] ot ... root canaled - endodotically treated teeth
i have an off topic question ...
i'm about 75% raw and am 100% vegan ... i had a root canal done about
3 years ago ... i assumed it was always better to save the tooth ...
even so, i waited to go back to get the crown ... and the tooth never
felt right to me anyway ... not like the rest of my teeth ...
so, i cracked/fractured the tooth, developed an infection, and i don't
think it can be saved ... i expect i'll get an extraction done when i
see the dentist on tuesday ...
my question is, though, how do raw foodist feel about root canals in
general? ... i've read opposing views and as much as i hate loosing a
tooth (a molar ... and i'm devastated ... all my other teeth are
excellent) ... i'm not very upset at having the root canal removed ...
i've kind of felt "off" from when the tooth first "died" ... had the
intense pain for a few days, then it went away suddenly (i assumed it
was better, it wasn't) ... i think because i was generally healthy it
took another 2 years to actually abscess, then i waited another 2
years to get the root canal ... now it's 3 years with the root canal
... and i just seemed to feel worse and worse ... but gradually ... so
i didn't blame it on the root canal, usually (but did mention it a few
times) ... then i had this last infection after it cracked and i
turned into a basket case ... anxiety, depression, feelings of doom,
etc ... after a few days of antibiotics, all that went away for the
most part ...
crazy story, i know ... i just was wondering if anyone else had root
canal stories they'd like to share ...