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Should I extract a root canaled tooth that is causing me an infection, but the tooth is healing?

Question: 63 yr old in excellent level of health, fit, cyclist, athletic slim. I have a abscessed tooth, on a 20 yr old root canal tooth. Last summer, I started a paleo diet [protein, meat and low carb vegetables; no sugar, one fruit/day; no sweet drinks at all] and drink raw milk, regularly and raw yogurt, eat coconut oil, butter and meat fats, will start including cod liver oil, again; used to eat fish regularly, until I saw a parasite worm, before it was cooked, so I gave up fish. I put clove powder on the abscess, which has improved the site, where it now drains less and is less inflamed, but still abscessed. I was urged to have the dead, root canal tooth pulled, by a holistic anti amalgam proponent, but since the infection has become smaller, I want to know if I should let it heal and keep that tooth, as I treat it with diet and irrigation; brush with baking powder and peroxide swabs, as well as oral irrigation, salt water swishes, as advocated in your book. I'm afraid if I have it extracted, it will ruin my bite, other teeth will migrate, while it's healing and if extracted, should I put a non metal partial in? I have a lot of restorations, which haven't affected my health at all.

Answer: You are probably in good health because you are taking good care of yourself. You get to decide what to do with your tooth. You already gave a clue as to why your tooth may have an abscess, you have allot of other restorations. There is a likely case here for your bite being a bit off, and that this is straining the tooth causing an abscess. My suggestions here would be more calcium either from cheese, soured milk products like kefir, or allot of green vegetables. Make sure to have plenty of fermented cod liver oil.

Removing a tooth can negatively impact your bite. Many people have reported to me that they were unhappy to have their tooth removed. Conversely nearly all root canals are highly toxic. So it is the choice of what is the lesser of the evils for you. And that is your choice.

I am not sure about spacers and so forth if you did get an extraction, that would need to be discussed between you and your dentist or bite specialist.

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