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Never Get A Root Canal

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posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:05 PM
Don't do it. It's too risky.

There is a coverup in the dental field, regarding the thousands of peoples lives ruined by Root Canal procedures. I have a recurring systemic infection from a botched root canal, more specifically, from the botched reworking of a botched root canal. If I would have had the tooth pulled before the 2nd root canal, I would be fine.

What happened was, I had a tooth that had been broken, dislocated multiple times due to extreme sports. The tooth eventually went bad and needed root canal. I immediately got bumps on my gum, 2 of them above the RC'ed tooth, and above other teeth unrelated. The dentist assured me he's the expert and Im a nobody, everything was fine. This was before I had any interest in CT, and trusted doctors fully.

Everything seemed fine, except for the new bumps and blister on my gums. For about a year. Then the tooth ache returned. I put it off, not wanting to get a front tooth pulled at that point in my life. My mother kept sending me pet antibiotics, and I kept taking them, hoping to quell the infection. Note: I took antibiotics for probably a year straight, ignorantly listening to my mother, who had always been the unofficial nurse of the family, if anyone can relate. The only negative symptoms I acquired from the antibiotic use, (other than bacterial resistance Im sure) was a smelly scalp. Specifically on and below the cowlick area. This should be a large clue, valuable information to doctors. If you know anyone with "smelly scalp syndrome", extended prebiotic use cured mine. (This not the focus of my post today.)

When the inevitable was realized, that this tooth infection was not going to be healed, I swallowed my pride and prepared to be missing a front tooth for a while. I went to a new dentist, since I had recently relocated. They assured me the tooth could be saved; re-root canaled. But of course, I would need to see a specialist. The specialist they sent me to also refused to touch me, and sent me down the line to somone who would. At the time I believed this to be technical limitations, however since becoming aware of the condition of the RC'd tooth, I see it as a moral issue: they weren't willing to risk touching the thing,but knew somone who was willing to ruin the rest of my life for a luxury boat payment.

This 3rd endodontist in line assured me he could fix the tooth. I still had extraction on the table, my gut instinct told me just to pull it. But I gave in, and let them redo it.

Now, between the time the first root canal went bad, and the 2nd attempt at root canaling it, I had several mystery symptoms I would have never thought were related to the dental work. My scalp had become insanely dry, flakey, and my hair was thinning dramatically on the right side. Testicular pain on the right side. Narcolepsy-like sleeping spells, awaking in total confusion. Going in for the 2nd root canal, all these problems seem to have been addressed as individual, unrelated ailments. I was feeling fine other than the tooth ache.

This is where the revelation takes place. Immediately after the 2nd root canal procedure, to the day, every weird symptom Ive had came back ten fold. The entire right side of my head "shriveled" so tightly that I did not lose a strand of hair for days. Then they all came out in clumps,extremely thinning the area right below the cowlick. Bumps formed all over the region, lymph nodes swole all the way to my jaw. Pains in my nose. Unable to walk due to testicle swelling. Intense brain fog. Cant stay awake for more than a few hours. Heart palpitations, jaw pain, neck pain, on the right side. Major sinus issues, horrible breath and throat tightness. Constant drainage causing nausea.

I could not sleep from the Root Canal Headache. Google that term if you want to get a feel for how many people this happens to. I wanted answers, and nobody had them. One homeopathic dentist suggested bacteria had entered my bloodstream. Others, both MD and DDR, laughed or rolled their eyes at my queries.

I found one dentist who was willing to explain what went wrong with my tooth. What the other dentists had been calling a "lateral canal" was actually a gigantic hole that had been drilled through the side of my tooth, and crammed full of filler as the fix for that oopsy. Comparing x-rays of my tooth to teeth with actual lateral canals, I can say every dentist who saw my x-ray knew exactly what they were looking at. The hole was the reason for the new blister on my gums that I was told to ignore by the dentist who botched the RC. 2nd, the apex of the root had been drilled straight through, and filler was pumped up and out of the tooth, visible as a 'fountain' or 'grappling hook' shape flowing outwards/downwards from the apex.

The 2nd root canal was nothing but an attempt to reseal these man-made holes, and they ended up pumping even more chemicals and filler into the surrounding tissues, cavities and circulatory system. The taste of 'dental concrete' was strong down the back of my throat for weeks.. As I frantically tried to get somone to grasp the severity of the problem, they all marked it as delusion. Even my primary care physician wanted to prescribed anti depressants, for complaints of swelling and neck pains following a dental procedure.. Western medicine is abominable.. These doctors are brainwashed, or something worse.

Anyways, Im leaving out a lot just to move forward with this grating account of the final chapters of my life. I had the tooth extracted. Of course the maxiofacial surgeon sold me on a bone graft for future implant. The bone graft filled the area of the 'grappling hook' shape and also the blister drainage pocket. These bumps on my gums are bigger than ever, and theres not even a tooth below them.

Through this whole time, I found relief, the only thing that kept me from going on a rampage, from more antibiotics. I took antibiotics for a cool 2 months after the extraction. I stopped taking them, and everything was fine, for a few more months. I could have never been happier to have such a haggard smile.

Then, I wake up one night having fell asleep in a chair, with my neck in a bad position leaving it weak and stiff upon movement. . I managed to kink my neck trying to straighten up, and immediately, a rush of pain up the right side of the neck circulates around my scalp, and stops at my left temple of all places. I looked in the mirror and observed 3 red 'pimples' form on my temple, in real time, exactly where the pain had landed. I got the shivers, cold sweats, and feeling as Im about to puke for roughly 18 hours. By then my scalp had shriveled up, I had an intense case of dry dandruff for weeks, something I've never had in my life. A crackling sound when I part my hair, it was so crusty.

By the time I got to the doctor, another vain attempt at getting help, the symptoms had receded. I keep telling myself, "okay that's one last little hidden pocket of bacteria working its way out." Weeks later, another incident. Starts with 2 pains in my head meeting in the middle. Of course, my scalp got super sensitive on the right side, lumps, and back to narcolepsyville.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:12 PM
This is where I sit right now. Im lucky enough to have income from rental property, but I can't even perform my daily tasks as a human being, let alone luxuries such as communicating with others. Every time I feel good, I get back on my feet just long enough for another flare up. Every spare dollar I have goes to trying new doctors who don't take insurance. Every doctor who takes my insurance doesn't see my health as even remotely important enough to address seriously.

So what is the answer? Take antibiotics for the rest of my life until they completely stop working? Or just kill myself now? I can't live, I dont live. From someone who got up at 5 every morning and worked in the garage long into the night, to somone who struggles to get up at 10,and has to lay down by noon for a 4 hour nap. Im in my 30s. There is nothing else wrong with me. Never was, until I stupidity decided to keep a dead tooth in my head, and let salesmen pump festering bacteria and chemicals into my sinus cavity and bloodstream.

I feel there is even more going on, as when I had the tooth in, it was pushing my "war buttons". Picking fights with everyone, looking for a fight everywhere. Friends family, all alienated to a irreversible status. Some of the homeopathic dentists have Meridian charts on their website showing how each tooth is connected to other parts of the body, and emotional relationships. But mentioning it to these dentists in person, they looked at me like Im stupid. Later on I found many dental association proponents actually ask patients and fellow dentists to report practices who use such Meridian tooth charts in their offices,which seems to be the reason homoeopathic dentists won't acknowledge the information on their own damn websites.

If you want to risk ending up like me, get a Root Canal. Otherwise, stay far away from the medieval procedure.

edit on 1-7-2017 by BigBangWasAnEcho because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:27 PM
You poor thing.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:28 PM
I could have told you that about avoiding root canals. I read about adverse effects with those probably twenty years ago. Now that old information is obsolete compared to the worse stuff they found out about them. They actually can cause heart problems in some people, pulling the tooth can often be better if it is not visible. I had one tooth pulled forty years ago when I cracked off the top, it cost twenty bucks to have it pulled.

Now, thanks to epilepsy drugs I took for five years I had to have all my teeth pulled about ten years ago. They had me scheduled for thirteen gold crowns and three porcelain ones and all had root canals. The teeth pushed up then broke off when I bit on things. How was putting gold crowns on them going to stop that. I saved the insurance company seven grand by having them all pulled, also the dentures I got are worthless, they are way too thick. I have trouble eating potato chips with them and could not eat a sandwich with them. I learned I do not need them to eat, we have knives and I can gobble down a hamburger faster than someone with teeth.

Just have the tooth pulled.
edit on 1-7-2017 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:30 PM
I have a recommendation for you.

Buy coconut oil or a nut oil, and ONLY one that says" virgin, cold pressed, unrefined and organic. It will be worth it.

Pleas wake up and before you consume anything, put the oil in your mouth for 15 minutes, gurgling it with your throat. Oil pulling will do great things for you.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:39 PM
How awful!
I'm so sorry you're experiencing this. I can kind of relate, as I suffer from 2 autoimmune diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus and I definitely understand the exhaustion and the "invisible" illness, only you can feel it and nobody else can see the misery you feel inside.
Your story here, is exactly why I am weary of the dentist.
Thanks for sharing your story and giving this warning so others will take this decision more seriously before trusting their quality of lives in the hands of a stranger who gains your complete trust just because they're the "expert".

I do hope you will heal, or at least get some of your quality of life back.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 02:43 PM
a reply to: BigBangWasAnEcho

Our medical (dental) system is set up for max profits and min losses. You are on the loosing side, but by no means are you alone.

The US has dismal quality at a very very high cost.

I wish you the best, it seems like you may need a dentist to remove the infection as it is too big for your immune system to squash.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:08 PM
a reply to: rickymouse

A friend of mine's wife had a Colonoscopy and now has severe infection in one of her buttocks. This colonoscopy was done in Feb and she is still a mess. But each colonoscopy is a $4,500 procedure and people are stacked up like cord wood to have them done. And the "instrument" is never really "clean".
She is fighting an infection very similar to the dental infection that is causing the OP so much trouble.

It will be a cold day before a I would have a colonoscopy and now dental work like the OP did.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:18 PM
a reply to: BigBangWasAnEcho

Your dramatization of your ordeal is perhaps indicative of other ills that need to be addressed. You dwell with such intensity on that painful and disfiguring problem to the extent your account makes me squirm. How you can describe with such detail your past experiences of pain and suffer defy my imagination. And I had/have two major diseases that I frequently reflect upon. As you present it, your life is consumed by this issue. Surely, that is dysfunctional to what you should be holding important.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:27 PM
a reply to: BigBangWasAnEcho

A question. What is a root canalling? Extracting the nerves and filling the root cavities with dental materials, or some other procedure unknown to me?

I know what is to have a tooth problems. The toughest time for me was when I had three bad teeth at once. It was not funny...

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:29 PM
a reply to: BigBangWasAnEcho

and a lot of bad words!!!

I am so sorry you are going through this horrible experience!
Can you still get it pulled?

I almost got a root canal recently....did some reading, started a thread and opted for an extraction, even though it was my six-year molar.
I am very happy I went that route.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:33 PM
i had a root canal about 10 years ago and i told myself i aint doing that # again.
no infection but i was in some #in pain after...

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 03:54 PM
a reply to: BigBangWasAnEcho

I sympathise with you for your ordeal.
I myself live in constant but different pain and it ruins your life in ways most people don't understand.

They think that just because you can walk that everything must be fine. Makes me want to get violent sometimes but that won't do any good for anyone.
I will certainly bear this your words in mind if ever faced with a similar situation.
I'm old enough and ugly enough to not worry about a missing tooth these days anyway.

Hope your situation improves.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:00 PM
a reply to: BigBangWasAnEcho

Sounds like one hell of a pain but on the other hand you could go 'Britains Got Talent' and do a monologue of this...

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:01 PM
Best choice I made was having all my teeth yanked. I simply got fed up of the constant life long cycle of repairs. When a lost filling developed to a life threatening abscess, i realized vanity wasn't worth my life.

No more mouth pain for me, except occasionally when I eat Doritos...

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:07 PM
a reply to: Notably0ffbeat

best choice i made was getting a permanent gold crown put on my front tooth
it looks most awesome

fake grills.....meh

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:13 PM
I've had about 5 root canals with 3 being crowns. Never had a single issue with any of them.
I am tired of dropping cash in my dentists lap though, I will just head toward dentures before paying thousands for temporary fixes.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:33 PM

originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: rickymouse

A friend of mine's wife had a Colonoscopy and now has severe infection in one of her buttocks. This colonoscopy was done in Feb and she is still a mess. But each colonoscopy is a $4,500 procedure and people are stacked up like cord wood to have them done. And the "instrument" is never really "clean".
She is fighting an infection very similar to the dental infection that is causing the OP so much trouble.

It will be a cold day before a I would have a colonoscopy and now dental work like the OP did.

A friend of my daughters father had a colonoscopy and the tube poked through the intestine and he got a leak and eventually died.

I am not going to get a colonoscopy unless completely necessary. I learned what caused the problems with the pain in my stomach near the belly button, it was a hernia, it had nothing to do with my colon. The Hernia doctor said he could see it without even touching me because my bellybutton was not right.. My doctor did not even think of a hernia even though all the symptoms were exactly as a hernia would act. I had a barium enema, I had a tube stuck down my throat when I had strep throat, they wanted me to go for a colonoscopy. I decided to check with a hernia doctor directly bypassing my GP. Problem solved. I no longer have that GP, she seemed to misdiagnose everything, she has a lot of turnover of patients, that should speak for itself.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:35 PM

originally posted by: BigBangWasAnEcho
There is a coverup in the dental field, regarding the thousands of peoples lives ruined by Root Canal procedures.

There is a huge cover-up. A very common misconception is that teeth have 1-4 roots. While this is true at a basic level, each of those roots branches into many more roots. The standard procedure is just to have those initial roots removed, but the problem generally has spread below those roots. A proper root canal removes those branches as well in order to get to the root of the problem.

On another note, an abscessed tooth can cause other problems in the body. I remember reading an article about a man named Dr. Price with a patient who had an abscessed tooth, as well as arthritis. Upon proper removal of the abscess, the patient's arthritis got much better. The doctor then implanted the tooth under the skin of a rabbit, which then developed extreme arthritis within 48 hours.

posted on Jul, 1 2017 @ 04:45 PM
I learned back in the Navy that when you get a gum or tooth infection, to put vodka in your mouth, swish it around and spit it out twice a day. Burns really bad where the infection is, but you know its working. You can head off a lot of dental torture by doing this.

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