Thursday, January 11, 2007

Next week I will be going down to Sydney (Australia ) to have my teeth sorted out. I have been waiting for ages for this... financially its something to think about first...and although this dentist is no more expensive than some of the garbage ones I have experienced locally, it has been more of a logistical problem for me to be able to get away from home for the week as we need someone trusted to be able to stay with Don 24hrs a day... and someone who he likes and who lets him do his own thing...not easy to find. But we have a friend who does this occasionally when she is able... and the timing has worked out perfectly.

So next week I am having all my amalgam fillings removes and a root canal tooth removed. If anyone ever advises a root canal as a way of saving a dead tooth get the tooth ripped out... its not worth the money and the dangers of bone cavitation caused by this procedure. Mine was not done properly...should not have been done at all...and obviously decay was left in and the lovely dentist just covered it all over with shit...from the day I left his office it has been painful at a low level and although complaining he would not have it there was a problem.

Re the amalgam ... never ever have one put in okay... there is that much mercury in these that it is a wonder we are not all like the mad hatter... get composites. Dentists hate these BECAUSE THEY ARE HARDER TO WORK WITH...hm! I have had mine in since my teens and what I have learned in the past decade about mercury in fillings is idsgusting. So this is worth a look of you have amalgams or root canals... http://www.bcd.com.au/

3 comments:

jin said...

I am stuck with a mouth FULL of mercury from when I was a kid. I have not had ANYMORE put in since I was 19. I have learned that most dentists around here will remove your mercury quite cheaply...at the danger of releasing it back into your system. UGH. About 2 years ago I drove 2 hours each way to see what was supposed to be a 'Holistic' dentist. Turned out he was a fraud...'hollywood' type dentist that just used the 'Holistic' term to target us non-fluoride-ites (I know that's not a word...lol...it should be!) Until I get mine removed I take a supplement every now and again called 'Metaline' by Kroeger Herbs. It's supposed to cleanse your body of the toxic metals/mercury that builds up over time.

I wish you the BEST! Let us know how it all turns out!

p.s. Hope your husband is doing better! I've been keeping up with the last couple posts, just haven't had a chance to comment!
:-)

Middle Child said...

No worries Jin... this guy is the real mcCoy. Our daughter went to him a couple of years back and he is genuine...

He masks the throat with a barrier...and he his nirse and yourself are given oxygen masks so you don't breathe the mercury gas as it is being drilled. I believe that amalgams are banned in California...

Our daughter was really ill at the time she went to him...he treated her with respect and dignity something she had not experienced from some of the bloody Gp's we had had to wade through at that time....

charlie said...

Best of luch with the old gnashers, MC. Like jin, i have had mercury fillings in the past and am stuck with them. Root canals to. I am a lost cause but, then, i always was.