Dental problems

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by gb66, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Active Member

    I went to a new dentist yesterday. I've been having more and more problems with my teeth decaying very rapidly, between annual x-rays. They did a really comprehensive exam, took two hours. I've never had so much done on a first visit.

    I think they may have found my problem. They say it's probably being caused by dry mouth. I also have moderate to severe gum disease in several teeth. This is in spite of regular dental checkups with my former dentist. Regular cleanings, but not always every 6 months. Annual x-rays also.
    They never mentiond that I had gum disease. I thought it was taken care of years ago.

    Unfortunately, I'm going to need two more extractions (had two in the last two years) , a root canal and scaling in all areas
    Having CFS and FM I think I needed a lot more care than I've been given for my teeth and gums. I've had the same dentist for 25 years.

    Be sure to get good dental care. I hope I don't lose any more teeth. Maybe the new dental group will be more diligent and I'll certainly be more apt to try to keep all my appointments on time, as much as possible with these illnesses. GB66
  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    That dry mouth issue I believe comes on with aging and meds...since doing Oil Pulling, I'm finding my mouth is a lot less dry in the morning....a lot less.

    Making my own coconut oil and baking soda toothpaste helps too.....I brush a lot more and LOVE this new TP I make up....very clean stuff.

    Oil Pulling is easy GB and my 87 yr old neighbor is doing it too...and finding it's helping her too, and she takes very very few meds....but again with aging, drying happens...jam

    Grape seed extract, I believe, has saved me too with dental health.
  3. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I've mentioned that I'm making up my own toothpaste with coconut oil and baking soda and an flavored oil and today I added diatamaeous earth (DE) to the mix....some other members of a group I'm on use a lot of alternative remedies and making their own TP is one...we need all the NATURAL help we can get and commercial TP's are loaded with undesirable chemicals.