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/