Treatment After Root Canal
Hi Ted, I am 30 years old and have perfect teeth. However, I left a root canal of a dead tooth untreated for TOO long, and now I have a root/bone/gum infection. Bad occlusion of a neighbor tooth was the origin of it all, and I have a lot of bone loss around and between the bad tooth roots. The dentist says the tooth is lost because of the infection and bone loss. I am going to see him on thursday, and he will probably schedule a second bone/gum "scraping" in order to try to save the tooth. I don't know why I have not taken any anti-biotics until now. From time to time pus comes out of the infected gum.
A friend of mine encouraged me to write to you for advice. She thinks that, besides any medical procedure, I should start eating powdered egg shells and drinking lemonade with maple syrup for bone remineralization, and doing oil pulling with coconut oil and rinse with salt and sodium bicarbonate for the infection. I appreciate your advice.