Dentist Describes How and Why they do Root Canals
At Cure Tooth Decay, root canals are a last resort and are not recommended. Why? Because the tooth is decaying severely due to poor dietary choices or other imbalances. These imbalances can be corrected WITHOUT SURGERY. Let's take a look at how a typical dentist evaluates whether a patient needs a root canal.
How Does a Dentist Diagnose and Prescribe a Root Canal?
Dentist's explanation from video: There are certain symptoms a patient would present with that would definitely ensure a patient would need a root canal.
Cure Tooth Decay, Ramiel Nagel's Comments: This is what they learn in dental school and it is moderately accurate for someone who is eating a poor diet and who does not change their diet.
Dentist's explanation from the video about why someone would need a root canal:
- Hot or cold sensitivity that lingers.
- Biting sensitivity or gum tenderness.
- Throbbing pain that sporadically occurs, going away and then coming back.
- A sensitivity that keeps the patient up all night so they could not sleep.
Typically these symptoms are used by a dentist to prescribe root canal.
How a Dentist Does a Root Canal
Dentist's explanation from video: The dentist numbs the tooth and removes the nerve, removing the nerve in the tooth that is infected.
Cure Tooth Decay, Ramiel Nagel's Comments: The nerve is not "infected" by bacteria. Rather bacteria are in and around the inside of the tooth as damage control due to food from the mouth entering into the inner layer of the tooth. An alternative treatment would be to help protect the tooth from the inside out, with diet. Or to use a big filling to protect the tooth rather than a complete removal of the tooth nerve.
After the Root Canal
Dentist explanation from video: Biting sensitivity, but no cold sensitivity. You are removing the nerve from the tooth. The tooth cannot feel hot and cold. The tooth can feel biting pressure but not cold and hot. After root canal a couple days of soreness would be typical. The dentist typically prescribes pain reliever medication. Within one week most of the original pain resolves completely.
Cure Tooth Decay, Ramiel Nagel's Comments: Maybe since the patient is still in pain they stop eating, and the partial fast helps heal the body internally.
Regarding nerve removal: The dentist removes the nerve to stop the pain. If you had a headache do you remove the brain nerve? If you have eye pain do you cut out the eye nerve? Foot pain, the nerve to your foot?
The body has its own intelligence system. Tooth pain does not necessarily mean you need surgery, but that your body is out of balance. By removing the pain sensor, the tooth root nerve, we are simply removing our body's ability to communicate that something is wrong.
It's time for a new treatment modality for root canals.
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