Root Canals/Safe or toxic for us??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by DoveL, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. DoveL

    DoveL Member

    Hello Friends,

    I am debating whether to get my back bottom tooth pulled. I have the option to get a root canal, BUT am reading that they could be 'toxic' to some people???? Esp. scince I have CFS/FMS, and am sensitive to alot of things like meds, ect. I don't know if I should pull the tooth or get the root canal? I would hate to have the back tooth pulled, and have my upper teeth shift downward, BUT I would hate to put something in my body that may cause a reaction, and make me feel sicker...

    Any advice, or thoughts on root canals would be greatly appreciated.

    PS..I thought my teeth were the only healthy part of my body left, I quess not!! LOL

    Thanks
    DOVE
  2. pepper

    pepper New Member

    I had to make this decision a few years ago and really struggled with it. My CFS doctor had me read the book "Root Canal Cover-Up" (it was way too long but I got the gist of it - root canals are BAD).

    I go to a holistic dentist and we had several discussions in which he insisted that it was the best way to go for my situation. He referred me to a root canal specialist who, he assured me, would do a "clean" job.

    I had it done. It was unbelievably painless compared to root canals I had done many years ago. I have had no problems.

    On the other hand, my sister came down with FM shortly after having her fourth root canal done.

    So, I would recommend finding someone who is really expert at this and knows of your concerns. You need someone who can do the best job possible if you decide to go ahead.

    Good luck with this.
    Pepper