Lots of Rooth Canals and now had a tooth pulled due to reabsorption

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by GigglePoet, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. GigglePoet

    GigglePoet New Member

    HI Guy's..
    I have CFS and lots of other things going on. I have had tones of dental work over the years. I have had heavy metal posioning due to it as well. I did have all my emalgams removed but now I am seeing my gums really going through issues as well as just had to have a tooth pulled due to infection from inside out and reabsorption of the root. What that means is that my body now recognised that it was an invader and so was distroying it. Have any of you had this happen and I am wondering once this starts happening are you more likely to start seeing this happen full force. Of course I hope I am not one who had to have all my teeth removed but am tring to get a realistic take on this and Dentist or Perriodentist can't really say....Will be anxious to see what you guy's are experiencing.
    Thanks Dee
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I am in the middle of work on two teeth right now. One was a prior root canal that developed a cavity. Two weeks ago my dentist was going to remove the old crown, fill the cavity and put a new crown on. Instead, he decided to drill through the old crown and fill it. He found a problem after drilling into the crown and put sedative in the tooth and I am to go back a few days after Christmas for the filling.

    The molar on the other side decayed so quickly that I will either need a root canal or extraction also. One of my front teeth chipped also. They are decaying faster than I can keep up with them now. I am really concerned because I have not had too many cavities in the past, only gum disease, (which is also bad). I sure don't want to have false teeth. Hope there is an end in sight to all this. GB66
    [This Message was Edited on 12/12/2009]
  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    My dentist does not do root canals or extractions himself. He will recommend someone or you can find your own. He looked at the other molar and said at first I should consider a root canal or extractin. Then he said he thought an extraction would be best. Maybe it was because he knows I have CFS and immune system problems.

    He does recommend root canals when necessary and he doesn't make any money either way it goes. The one he's trying to repair now was done about 25 years ago by a root canal specialist and has never given me any trouble. I already had CFS at the time it was done. GB66
  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    When you say the oral surgeon wants to remove the root canal does that mean extract the teeth? Do oral surgeons also do root canals or only pulling teeth and extractions. Do you get any kinds of replacement tooth or have to put in a partial plate? I had one extraction about 4 years ago and just have an empty space there now. GB66
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Hi, I am not familiar with the term reabsorption of the root. Could you explain what this means? I am having some sort of problem with an old root canal that my dentist just drilled into a couple of weeks ago.

    He was going to fill it but said he needed to put sedative in and wait for a few weeks. I really don't understand what he's doing. He drilled through the old crown. He had said he would remove it, fill it, and replace the old crown with a new one . but then changed his mind. GB66
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for the good explanations. I have never heard some of this. I will google root canals and read up on it. I am now wondering if my old root canal is causing me to have so many problems lately in my mouth. I don't really have a toothe ache in that area, just sensivity and lots of gum issues also.

    Along with sinus problems and FM pain in my neck, headaches and CFS, it's really hard to know where the pains are coming from. I am so sorry you have had so much to deal with. More than your share, for sure.

    I really wish I knew what to do about these tooth issues but my dentist just doesn't give me much info. I don't want to have another one extracted but a root canal seems unlikely now.
    I hope you're feeling better now. There are no holistic doctors in my area. I haven't found any Lyme doctors or CFS docs here either. I live in southeastern TN. Thanks again. GB66
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    We have plenty of regular dentists here. Orthodontists, and those that specialize in root canals, just no holistic or biological listings.

    Franklin is the other end of the state I think. I'm down near the GA/TN
    border. I know the problem that most of us have with pain really causes confusion. I never know where pain is coming from or if it's something new that needs medical attention. I've often thought I wouldn't know if I had a mild stroke or heart attack cause I hurt so much anyway.

    The symptoms of both those conditions are things we go through on a regular basis. When I go to the dentist and he asks if I am having pain, I feel like saying 'as compared to what?'. GB66
  8. GigglePoet

    GigglePoet New Member

    Update on this.
    Well I sure do miss my tooth!!! thankful to have the infection out though. I have appointment to consult with biological dentist after the first of the year. It will be interesting to see what he has to say. I am lucky to still be alive with all the asult I have had on my system. I haven't heard anything on the reabsorption issue as of yet but will keep you posted if I hear. My gums are looking better after having this tooth pulled. I did however find out that viral tracts run through the gums and can cause them to bleed as well as your hormones being off..mostly progesterone if I remember. I have tried to do an extra good job flossing. Also I have Raynauds which is a vascular problem and poor circulation of oxigen and blood. My teeth very well could have not have the blood supply they have needed...all interesting.
  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad that ordeal is over for you. I have a lot of gum swelling issues and also Raynauds disease. I wonder if our condition is somehow related to us having these gum and teeth issues. Probably so.

    Take care of yourself and hope you have a good Christmas and New Year holiday. Happy eating! GB66
  10. 3gs

    3gs New Member

    I also have terrible prroblems with my teeth. I chose to not have root canals and pull. Problem was when they pulled the eye tooth he damaged the nerve that runs up your face! then had to pull tooth next to it.

    Problems have been ongoing. all my teeth are falling apart along with my gums. they hurt all the time(like nerve pain(. I clench and grind my teeth so bad I have actually cracked and broken teeth.

    I pretty much have decided to go false. It was 20,000.00 to fix alot less for false.

    thanks everyone for great info. was going to post on this!