Alternatives To Root Canals: Yes They Exist!
You are diagnosed with needing a root canal, and you want an alternative. What root canal alternatives exist? On this page we will explore whether or not you need a root canal, the possible harms of a root canal procedure, and what natural alternatives exist.
Get A Second Opinion, For Surgical Infection Alternatives
Over 30,000,000 root canals are performed every year in the United States. And most of them are unnecessary. Therefore the first thing to do when diagnosed with needing a root canal is to get another opinion from a different dentist, preferably the type who likes to conserve teeth.
If your tooth does not hurt, and you do not feel any tooth pain, then you have time to go see another dentist or two for a second opinion.
Many teeth that are said to need a root canal, really just need high quality fillings or crowns. The reasons your dentist does not offer high quality alternatives like fillings or crowns instead of root canals are varied. Perhaps they are not skilled with the latest composite materials. Perhaps the other procedures are less profitable. Or it could be as simple as your dentist being invested in negative energies. You will need to get a second opinion from a more trustworthy dentist to see what your surgical options are.
How Do you Know You Might Need a Root Canal?
If you have severe pain, and signs of an infection that does not go away, then you might be a candidate for a root canal. If you do not have severe pain, and there are no signs of a tooth infection, then you do not likely need a root canal.
Here is a resource to determine if your tooth is infected. The symptom list helps you narrow down what the meaning of different types of tooth pain can be. Generally, swelling beyond just the gums, or pus-filled areas on your gum indicate a tooth infection. Just gum swelling without pus might indicate a gum infection.
The Problems with Root Canalled Teeth
What Dentist Weston Price and Dentist George Meinig showed the public through their research is that there is more than just a large central nerve-canal space to worry about in the center of the tooth. There are millions of little tunnels coming off of the central nerve-canal space radiating through the body of the tooth. The tubules within the tooth comprise literally miles of tunnels into which toxins from the nerve-canal space can go and hide. This has been shown by the electron-microscope. These areas of tooth can become disconnected from the cleansing action of the tooth nerve and tooth lymph fluid. As a result, the tooth tubules become little fermentation chambers, and they can begin to expel toxic material into the body through microscopic channels in the tooth or between the inner layer of the tooth and the inner gutta percha root canal material. Infections and toxic material seeping into the body does not always happen in the case of root canals. However, a large majority of root canals, when tested, turn out to be toxic.
Convential Dentistry Claims that There are No Other Options to Root Canals
The typical dental perspective is as follows:
"If root canal therapy is indicated for a tooth there really is no alternative treatment other than an extraction."
Pros and Cons of the Tooth Extraction Alternative
The positive side of a tooth extraction is that it is quick and cheap, and you do not have to get a root canal!
The negative side is that you are left without your tooth to chew food with. Many times, the gum and surrounding tooth tissue is already weak, so the space near the extracted tooth becomes clumsy, and as a result, the jaw/tooth/bone structure is compromised from the extraction. To retain your biting surface after an extraction requires a dental bridge, or a dental implant.
Despite the common belief that there is no alternative to root canals other than having the tooth pulled, there is another way!
Our body can protect itself from infection when we carefully eat foods that keep our body in balance. It requires the strictest of principles to follow such a diet. Currently I have had many people contact me who have healed their tooth infections naturally. However my warning is that not all tooth infections, when provided with an excellent diet, go away or get better. Many do. And a good diet is always a part of a natural healing paradigm. If the tooth has already been traumatized by having a dental treatment, then it is more difficult to heal. Teeth with mercury fillings can also be more difficult to heal naturally and can require the combination of dietary changes and dental surgery.
Let me give you some free pointers on how to heal tooth infections naturally so that you can avoid root canals. These are temporary suggestions:
- Eliminate ALL processed sugar, especially foods containing white sugar, and greatly limit natural sugars (temporarily)
- Drink certified raw milk from pasture raised animals. (Pasteurized milk won't provide the same benefits.)
- Eat high quality protein. In the case of tooth infections, raw or rare can be better than well-done. Examples of raw proteins are: raw fish, like sashimi (white rice is probably not good in the case of infection) or raw beef like steak tartar.
- Eat plenty of very yellow butter, preferably raw butter. Now is not the time to limit fat or worry about cholesterol, but rather it is a time to give your body what it needs.
- Strictly avoid flour products and grains temporarily. Especially avoid white bread or so-called wholewheat bread and other white flour products. White flour will cause tooth infections sometimes within a few minutes. Limit grains until your tooth infection or tooth pain clears up.
In addition to this, there are some topical ways to help heal the tooth infection using natural treatments.
Tooth Infection Halting Recipe
1lb raw ground pastured bison, beef, or lamb
4oz of yellow butter (kerrygold, anchor, or a local butter)
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of raw honey
Place butter, cayenne, and raw honey in a glass jar or bowl. Then immerse that bowl in a bowl of hot water that is not too hot. Basically a low temperature double boiler. The point is not to raise the temperature above 93 degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the integrity. Once the butter/honey/cayenne mixture is melted add the ground bison and stir. This is a raw food dish. This dish with cooked bison, beef, or lamb, will hardly be effective in stopping a tooth infection.
When you combine these practices along with other ones, such as the tooth decay prevention program outlined in "Cure Tooth Decay" you can many times, but not always, heal infected teeth, and more importantly you can prevent decayed teeth from becoming infected, thus preventing the need for root canals.
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