Bad Dentistry - Healthy teeth drilled and removed.

What follows below is a real case study submitted by a reader of this website. It describes how their health was harmed by bad dentistry.

I am 51 years old, female and I live in the UK.

When I was 12 years old I was taken to a dentist who said I needed to have my molar teeth filled because they were too 'bumpy' or 'jagged' and would get cavities because food would get stuck in them. My teeth were all healthy and I had no cavities. He drilled out my 8 big back molar teeth and filled them with mercury amalgam. I remember feeling unsure about his statement that my teeth were 'not right' and that they would get food stuck in them, but I thought because he seemed so professional, with a smart, clean dentist tunic, brass plate by the door and smart assistants that he must know best. So I was willing to have the treatment. All the fillings were painful because he started work without the anaesthetic having taken effect. My mouth would go numb sometime after he had finished. I remember I did not like the fillings because I got little electric shocks in my mouth from time to time. A few weeks later he then said I needed orthodontic work as my jaw was not big enough for all of my teeth and my teeth were too big. I had 2 premolar teeth removed just after they had grown through, also when I was 12 years old. I remember I had to have a general anaesthetic as I have naturally very strong teeth with very long roots. I was then fitted with steel braces for about 1 year. I accepted this dentistry because I thought they were professional people and after all, I was just a child. When the braces were removed my teeth had not moved round as much as they hoped and I am left with big gaps where the premolars were, so when I am viewed from the side I have a 'gappy' smile. My smile only looks OK when viewed straight on. The orthodontic work made my smile worse, not better. My parents never discussed the dental work with me. They never said that I did not have to have medical or dental treatment if I did not want to. They just thought the same as me, that it was necessary because the dentist knew best.

In my twenties I had problems with the back molars. The fillings were dropping out. They had to be filled and refilled. One tooth became so fragile it snapped at the gumline. The dentist told me it had to be extracted. When he came to do this he started sweating and asked me if I was really sure that I wanted to have the tooth out. I said yes - as my mouth had half a broken jagged tooth in it and it felt uncomfortable. I was offered no other solution to the problem. He had to pull very hard to get the tooth out and and did not manage to extract all of it. He did not tell me this. I went home with a wound and a hole through to my sinus cavity. I was not given any advice or information about this. The hole through to my sinus healed up, but over the coming weeks shards of tooth or bone kept coming out of it. I now realised that I had half a tooth root still there. Various dentists have wanted to remove this remaining tooth root, but I will not let them; I do not want a hole through to my sinus cavity again.

I did not pay for any of this treatment as it was all part of the UK national health service. However it is well known in England at this time that dentists were filling as many teeth as they could because the government was paying them for the amount of work they did. Fillings and extractions were more profitable for the dentist than just check-ups.

For over 35 years I have had recurring nightmares and dreams about my teeth falling out or being disfigured. It would not surprise me if this was directly linked to my experience at the dentist as I had no such dreams before I was 12. The dreams are much less frequent now, but I think that is because I have been exploring issues from my childhood and trying to come to terms with them.

My childhood dentists really thought they were doing a marvellous job. They really believed that they were helping me to have a healthier mouth. When I look back at it now I just feel sorry for the arrogance of these deluded people that do not properly understand nature and somehow think that a mere man can improve upon it. I feel that we should make an effort to understand the world around us and first of all act on the idea that nature and the human body does things for a reason, and not think that it is a dumb machine that needs a lot of chemical help

I am grateful for this opportunity to get this off my chest. I still have my own beautiful white front teeth, all intact, and have been complimented many times on my smile. I still feel sad about the gaps from where my pre molars were removed and wish that I still had them. It would have been so much better for me if the dentist had said that they would leave all the teeth and if I decided when I was older that I wanted orthodontic work then I would make that decision as an informed adult rather than as an uninformed child.

I hope this is helpful for you.
Best Regards
Linda Emm

Why Bad Dentistry?

I decided to create an area on my website to focus on bad dentistry. Many people have kept quiet about the mistreatment of their teeth by dentists. I do not encourage people to avoid dentists, but in order to get people to go to the dentist, the dentist must provide excellent care. Unfortunately most do not. This list can help you find a good dentist.

Modern dentistry, in general, damages our teeth. It drills away too much healthy tooth structure. It places toxic materials in our mouths, and recommends treatments that don't last over the long term. Moving beyond bad dentistry means using the book, Cure Tooth Decay, to help you remineralize your cavities naturally.

You can submit a story about how dentistry has negatively harmed your life by sending an e-mail to:
Make sure to include the name you want posted on your testimonial, a little bit about yourself, and how you were harmed by bad dentistry. You do not need to remain silent about the harm done to your mouth. Because I do not want to be in the middle of any type of dispute I will not post the name of the bad dentist.

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