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When I wrote the post about how to heal a cavity, I had no idea that the post would end up being circulated around dental forums where it became the target of ridicule and even anger from a number disbelieving dentists. The fact is that teeth can and do heal, even those in need of a root canal.
Whether or not conventional dentists choose to acknowledge it does not really matter. Holistic dentists know the truth! For example, Dr. Weston A. Price DDS documented many cases of cavities resolving when nutritional deficiencies were corrected in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
While I received many negative emails and comments from dentists (I also received a few positive emails from dentists, I might add), I was also delighted and amazed by stories from Moms just like me who had experiences very similar to my own…tooth problems resolving with nutrition or natural medicine alone!
One of the most interesting emails I received was from a homeopath named Kay, who lives in Australia, coincidentally right near where my husband was raised! Kay wrote me the following story which I thought so fascinating that it absolutely needed to be a guest post:
Homeopathy Instead of a Root Canal
My sister who lives in Hong Kong sent me the link to your site after you wrote an article about butter oil and how it reversed tooth decay when taken along with cod liver oil.
I am a homeopath and teach workshops to parents on how to use natural medicine to raise healthy children, so I was fascinated by this piece of information and it prompted me to share another tooth story with you and your readers about how my son was saved from a root canal at the age of 14 years old by using natural medicine.
Jack had been playing golf with his brother over the school holidays and while hot tired and emotional ( a normal state of affairs for my son at the time), his golf club got stuck in the bag. So, with sheer brute force, he ripped it out of the bag straight into his mouth and broke off the bottom of his front tooth!
We went straight to the dentist who did tests and declared the root was dying and that he needed to do a root canal before the tooth discolored. I told him to remove his drill from my son’s mouth and said I would try and save the tooth with homeopathy. A not very happy dentist told me there was a time and place for homeopathy and this wasn’t it and if there was any remote chance I could save this tooth he would send me all his clients.
I took Jack home and gave him homeopathic Arnica for shock, trauma and bruising. Then, I used homeopathic hypericum, a great remedy every parent should know about as it repairs nerve damage. I gave it to Jack every few hours and then reduced it to 2 x day for the next week. In America I believe you can buy homeopathics in health food stores quite easily, so always have arnica and hypericum in your cupboard for “teeth” accidents.
Today Jack still has his original front tooth with a little cosmetic dentistry to build up the bottom half and the dentist still has not sent me one client!
Thanks for letting me share this story Sarah. Just knowing these small pieces of information can create such better health outcomes for our children and families.
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I am told that my molar beside canine tooth will either need to be pulled out or a root canal. The reason being that it has become sensitive to cold and sometimes hot (off and on) and when tapped, it has a sensation. I am 59 years young and have taken good care of my teeth. As a child, however, my parents always sent me to the same dentist who always found a tooth to fill even if it had no cavity present. My mouth was full of amalgam fillings. About 10 years back, I had all taken out and replaced with white fillings by a dentist who professed to be natural but I found out that he is not. At any rate, I do not know why my tooth is having these on and off sensations and sometimes in the past it hurt for awhile. I do not want a root canal and nor do I want to lose it. I am told there is no way to help it but I wonder………..I just have no idea what to do or take to help it. Can anybody help me? I have no “natural dentist” remotely close to me and I have to decide what to do soon as the dentist told me to move fast on my decision before it gets worse. : ( Please, can anybody help me?
I hope I’m not too late to respond! 7 years ago I cracked a molar on a pork bone! It was incredibly painful & I went to a regular dentist who said I needed a root canal. Then, I went to a biological dentist, who had a few options but still entailed getting rid of my cracked tooth. So, I went on a quest to take care of it myself to save the tooth. I found alot of info & did the following (some of this might be outdated today though): -gargled with pink salt & warm water every chance I got (especially immediately after eating anything).
-used a really natural toothpaste
-drank few drops oil of oregano in little water (approx 2x/day)
-oil pulled with coconut oil infused with few drops of oil of oregano (I have read recently we have to be careful with essential oils so just coconut oil is still good).
-ate cod liver oil & pastured ghee (butter oil would be better, but didn’t find): 1 tsp each combined in morning.
-took food sourced calcium w/ magnesium, vit a & d, vit k2.
Half of the tooth was dangling & I was in alot of pain for 1 month or more, but I healed it, so I no longer had pain! Eventually the dangling part fell off but the part that has the root stayed strong & still does to this day 😉 Hope it’s helpful!
Sending healing energies to you!
What formulation of hypericum is sugeested? 30c, 12c, 200ck or 6c???
MY MOLAR TOOTH WITH ROOT CANAL CAN BE REPAIRED ?
Can the need for a root canal be prevented? My tooth is broken and absessing.
I love all the articles and natural advice. Thank you I truly appreciate it. I have had healtthy teeth most of my life. I decided to get aligners to straighten my teeth. I could not get the expensive ones as I was recently unemployed due to covid, so I went with a at home company that sent me the molds, i send them back and they send be 4 months of aligners which i would switch out every week. the front tooth that i wanted straightened was slightly snaggled tooth. I started feeling gum and teeth sensitivity and went to my dentist. they did an assesment and said it was probably the aligners slightly rubbing. a week later the tooth started turning dark. I went back two weeks after my first appointment and they reffered me to an root canal specialist. He said that the aligners may have traumatized the tooth and that I need a root canal and internal tooth bleaching to ever get the dark pulp out and that my insurance covers parth of the root canal but not the other treatement before that is neccesary for the actual root canal. So with barely making income I am stuck having a dark front tooth. I believe in the bodys ability to heal itself greatly especially through nutrition but I don’t know if i can get my inside of my tooth white again using any other natural remedies. Have you seen a traumatized darkened tooth reversed or restored to its natural color without a rootcanal?
Sarah Pope MGA
Yes, I personally know a friend who had a darkened tooth turn back white with traditional dietary intervention.
Thank you for spreading the truth. I believe the whole body can heal including teeth. I’ve seen my body and teeth heal with diet change, getting energy work and healing my emotions too. If I knew what I know now about nutrition, herbs, etc I would of never gotten a root canal or fillings. More people need to know about this. Natural is best!! Xo