Alternatives To Root Canal

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Understanding your oral health

It is important to understand how to maintain your own dental health otherwise you will end up losing your teeth. A good oral and dental regime is the key factor to prevent the most common oral diseases such as tooth decay or dental caries (caries is from the Latin word “rottenness”). Overtime, without proper intervention the caries may get worse and will eventually become infected with bacteria resulting to abscess formation leading to toothache.

Root canal treatment overview

The space within the root of a tooth is called the root canal. Root canal treatment (for your information this treatment is termed “devitalizing” in French) is done to save teeth when the dental pulp has become infected which would otherwise need to be extracted. Dental pulp is made up of connective tissue and cells located in the center part of a tooth. It contains nerve fibers, channels of blood vessels, lymph and connective tissues. As a result of decayed tooth, structures of the tooth get irritated due to bacterial activity.
Root canal is the procedure of removing the infected pulp followed by cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth. It is then sealed with a rubber-like material and restored with a crown or filling.

Opt out Root canal treatment procedures, here are some alternatives.

Reversing caries naturally
A thought to dig in; why does .tribes and many indigenous people do have perfectly strong teeth with less tooth decay? And westerners in highly civilized area face issues of dental problems. According to experts, diet is one of the factors why some people experiences tooth decay.

Modifying your diet
The food we eat affects our oral health. There are certain foods that are high in cavity causing bacteria such as those foods containing sugars and starches (carbohydrates) that are not totally cleaned up and were left on teeth. Bacteria on the mouth tend to thrive on these foods to feed in. These oral bacteria produce acid products that destroy teeth resulting to tooth structure (tooth enamel) breakdown leading to decays and eventually bacterial infection.
Cavity-free teeth can be achieved by staying away from sugar (soda, candy, cakes and pastries) which is the leading culprit of tooth decay. Sugar is highly acidic when combine with saliva that decalcifies the structures of the teeth creating caries.
Dental problem can be prevented by adhering to a healthy diet and watching closely the food you ingest with proper oral care.

Do-it-yourself Toothpaste
Mineralizing your teeth is one way of natural remedy for dental caries. Why avail of fluoridated toothpaste out in the market that will cost you extra bucks when you can make your own?
Try this powerful way. You will need:
• Coconut oil (4 tablespoons)
• Aluminum free Baking soda ( 2 tablespoons)
• Calcium powder
• Clove essential oil
Mix the ingredients altogether and your ready to use it to remineralize your teeth.

Oral detoxification
Oil pulling has earned its popularity in the United States for the last years and was in fact used for centuries. This is an oral detoxification procedure which has a maximum antiseptic power. Simply mix one tablespoon plus to drops of clove or tea tree oils and swish in your mouth for about 5 minutes or longer then brush your teeth after. Oil pulling is best done first thing in the morning upon getting out from bed.

Tooth Extraction
A diseased and heavily infected or decayed tooth with irreversible damage to the tooth nerves has unfortunately has only one known alternative which is tooth extraction. Disadvantage is of course tooth loss, but this can be addressed with dental implants, bridges and dentures.

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