Bad Dentistry - Dentists Keep Drilling Holes Unnecessarily
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.
Hi, my name is Sophie. I am 35 years of age, female, about 126 pounds, but almost 5 feet 11 inches tall! I can’t say I’ve had a particular bad experience, but rather in hindsight, I see how the dentist I went to made some pretty good money off my parents; I was a prime candidate of easy cash. I can’t say I was loyal to brushing, but I was loyal to sugar. My mouth is full (and I mean) full of traditional fillings. At about the ages of 7 to 9, I started to develop cavities at an alarming rate. (Please note that I had a very sweet tooth. But out of four girls, I was the only one who developed so many cavities.) My parents made regular trips to the dentist for check-ups and fillings. In fact, I thought it was a way of life. When you’re old enough you go to school; when you feel sick, you call the doctor; when you go to the dentist, he puts fillings in your mouth. By the time I entered my teenage years, I had about fourteen fillings, mainly in my molars, upper and lower. I also tired of going to the dentist. I never felt pain with these cavities; the dentist always found them for me. One particular day, I remember complaining to my mom that we needed to go to the dentist because one of my back teeth had a crack in it: I could actually feel a space! After some child-like convincing (nagging), she made an appointment. I felt pretty disappointed when I was told that it was normal, but the dentist found another cavity. Again! I hate this! How come I’m the only one with this problem! I was told that my great grandmother (who lived in the islands of Portugal) had the same problem. But she lost all her teeth and I wanted to keep mine. Another time, I told my parents that my back tooth didn’t feel right, that there was a space back there. So back to the dentist, who said the filling didn’t stick and proceeded to put another one on. I sure didn’t think that this was solving the problem, but I honestly thought that your teeth don’t grow back. Once they fall apart, it’s over.
I carried this thought throughout most of my life. (I still consumed a lot of sugar; this is the sweet and candy section, not just the processed section of food.) In early 2004, what I thought was a filling was actually a part of my tooth that fell away from my bicuspid. That late summer, I had my first encounter with a toothache. Someone strongly suggested that I put an aspirin on it to dull the pain and kill the infection. I reluctantly took it when I couldn’t take the pain anymore. I couldn't afford a dentist at this point. But some friends helped my find one who would do the job of extracting my tooth. When he examined my mouth, he strongly suggested a root canal. He said he could put in a temporary filling and that I should get a root canal as soon as possible. I had heard a story about one woman who got a root canal. The surgeon touched the wrong nerve and now she has to order eye drops for the rest of her life because her eyes no longer lubricate themselves. And she has to put these eye drops in every few minutes! Yikes! That was enough for me to rather get a tooth pulled than have that. I couldn't trust the medical profession enough with my mouth to have any kind of life-long "mistake" that I would have to live with. No, I insisted on having my tooth pulled because that's the only option I saw. I definitely didn't want ANOTHER filling. He ended up doing it for free, but I still felt cheated that I lost my bicuspid tooth, even though I made the decision. He was disgusted that I asked him to show me the tooth, but I insisted. And when I saw it, I thought to myself that it wasn't THAT bad; they just pulled out a whole tooth, root and all and a small section was only gone in the first place! But it took that encounter for me to drop sugar drastically and watch what I eat. The dentist told me he was worried because he saw decay in that quarter of my mouth beginning to develop. I didn't have a problem with it and agreed that it was there; I figured he would have noticed all the fillings in the first place. Life goes on.
Fast forward to 2010. We're into the second month and I feel something fall out of my mouth. Ooops! I swallowed it. Checking out the situation in the mirror, this time I know that a filling fell out of my other bicuspid tooth. A wave of fear flowed through me, followed by a wave of relief as I remembered that my body will pass the filling through. For a long time, I didn't tell anyone because I have had enough of dentists. I didn't look forward to hearing that I needed a filling, there's lots of decay, blah, blah, blah, etc. In the recent years, you know how you hear things, I had heard about alternative medicine. Already, for more than a decade, I chose not to go to traditional doctors for my ailments, but to rely on other means of restoration and healing. In the last four years I learned slowly about feelings and emotions and how they directly affect our bodies. (I could never get chemistry, but I didn't realize I practice chemistry every time I think!) As I began to shed old mindsets, I began to question the mindset about my teeth. Last year, I gave up on toothpaste and went to baking soda, still not very loyal to brushing my teeth. Finally, I said something about the missing filling to my friends. But by then, I had already lost another filling (that summer) which I swallowed while eating at a restaurant. No pain, just space in there. Two months later, a third filling fell out. Secretly, I was quite happy at the events taking place since I have learned that these fillings have mercury in them. The third filling significantly was the one that my childhood dentist put in because the first one "didn't stick." For over twenty years, these fillings stuck to my teeth. This gave me hope that other fillings would fall out in their time (since I still can't afford even going to a bio-dentist just yet). Come the end of 2010, about November, I had a toothache spree with my bicuspid. I refused to go to the dentist. I intend on keeping my tooth; it's valuable to me. A friend of mine looked up on the web for alternative treatments for toothaches, sometime after I applied the aspirin treatment. I limited myself to 4 aspirin a day, usually within a 6 hour period, and sometimes starting as soon as I awoke. She found that cloves, grounded up, would do the job. She was out of clove oil, but offered whole cloves that she had. I took it on and found relief. It didn't work as fast as the oil, but it still worked. When I finally got Internet access myself, I started to search for alternate views on teeth. By then, I thought for sure that my teeth were like the rest of my body: they can rejuvenate themselves. A few days before I found Ramiel's site, I announced that teeth can grow back and I'm going to find the scientific evidence that supports that statement. At last, I found it, 14 fillings, 1 extracted tooth and 3 of the 14 fillings gone later. Although I have full intentions of investing in a book (and books to distribute to libraries and other people stuck in traditional dentistry thought later on down the road), right now, I'm gathering what new info I can to help me re-route my life and my mouth to a better road. If my childhood dentist is still alive (dentistry has a high suicide rate), I'd sure like to send him the book (along with other dentists I've come in contact with) and let him know that there is another way.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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