View Full Version : Gum disease.....please help....
03-13-2007, 10:07 AM
I went to the dentist yesterday. Depressing. Not just because of the gum disease, but because I'm going to lose all of my back teeth and I have an open bite so that's going to screw up my jaw when the back teeth are no longer there. The denist doesn't know what to do, and he brought another dentist in and he doesn't know what to do. They're going to put their heads together and maybe have some options when I go back in 2 weeks.
Actually my question is about the gum disease. I know since I began eating raw my gums have improved. They no longer bleed and the color is better. I know there must be more I can do. I would like for them to see improvement when I go back.
I am thinking of this as a plan...
A mostly green juice fast or feast
alissa's green powder
Should I quit the solids? Does that plan sound good? What more could I do or what could I do differently? Would oil pulling help my gums?
Should I just have all of my teeth pulled and get fake ones? All of me dad's brothers and sisters have fake teeth cause they've had my same problem. They did it when they were 30ish. I'm 25.
Sharon in Colorado
03-13-2007, 10:42 AM
I highly suggest using a waterpik as well. I had one of my quadrants scaled yesterday and he told me the pockets on my back molars were pretty deep. My dentist told me to start using te waterpik.
There's also an herbal gum treatment by Dr. Tung's called Renew, I believe. You apply it to the gums with the included gentle brush and it really helps with all kinds of gum problems.
FYI - this has little to do with my diet, which hasn't always been perfect, but I also haven't had a cleaning in years, and have always had dental issues before even becoming a vegetarian. My dental phobia kept me away, except for emergencies and that was an issue in itself.
So whoever is reading this, please do not assume that raw = dental problems. If anything, it has slowed down my dental issues.
P.S. Not to sound redundant or start another debate, but I have read many times that eating a lot of nuts can be a contributor to dental problems.
I had my doubts about oil pulling, but my partner had the beginnings of gum problems and he started doing it..... it seems to have helped. His color is much bettter and they do not bother him. We won't know of course until the next dentist visit, though.
03-13-2007, 11:15 AM
I agree with Sharon. Personally I have had and continue with numerous dental problems. One of my challenges has been the outrageous cost that made it unaffordable plus poor selection of dentists. I am finally on a Aetna DMO plan which is fabulous. It's only for 18 months from previous employer, but once it's done, I will look to continue with this one for the great amounts they cover unlimited to this plan.
This is my last month with my Primary BUTCHER. He has always been bad news, but it is confirmed he is worst then I thought and gave my mouth injustice treatment. Wonder how many teeth he pulled without needing? One tooth on bottom has a big hole so it's like dugout on one side of the tooth...the root is dead....he wanted to pull it and saying no hope...well, he sent me to a fabulous root canal specialist who looked at xray for one tooth I was there, but next to it was the holey tooth and he looked at that one saying: he could do root canals on both, no charge, and would only know if he could save the holey one once he tried a root canal vs. pulling it.
I have tried waterpiks myself, no change in teeth, I am now flossing more often and leaving the floss right on the sink where it cannot be missed.
I am using The Natural Dentist tooth paste paste sold at Whole Foods and perhaps online too besides Wild Oats. I can't say its helped at all.
I believe my teeth have been bad since I was a little child and still today fighting the same battle. My husband does not brush his teeth before bed, not even sure when he brushes his teeth besides times he goes to church and no problems.
I feel for you. I have more than my share of pullings.
Dr. Schulze has tooth and gum formula you may look for online...herbdoc.com think is website.
Keep us posted.
03-14-2007, 12:45 AM
I sure hope and PRAY that you do not have to have your teeth removed. I would try ANYTHING before that.
Your back teeth set your Jaw Line, even with false teeth, it will never be the same. You will look older.
I use Baking Soda to brush my teeth with and follow that with flossing with Hydrogen Peroxide Solution, this will stop the bleeding. I use a flosser for my back teeth that looks like a minature bottle brush. It is made by G-U-M. Look in the tooth section at your favorite Pharmacy of Shopping Center.
I had two teeth pulled when I was 16 because I did not know any better and the HICK dr. in Tennessee did not care.
Do try to SAVE your teeth, even if you have to have a toothbrush in your mouth 24/7. I think you have to brush more being RAW because some food has a tendacy to stick on your teeth.
Please don't think because the rest of the Family did it you must do it also. You can break the cycle. Get another openion...Prayer also Changes things. Please don't let your Beautiful SMILE be stolen from you.................
03-14-2007, 12:49 AM
I also believe in the POWER of WHEATGRASS...Have you read any of Ann Wigmore Books? Try Gargling in it....
I look forward to seeing your Beautiful Smile one day............
i would try to find a holistic dentist. one that is
aware about mercury and isn't yank and filling happy.
i use auromere herbal toothpaste and eco.dent ultimate essential mouthcare to rinse with and my teeth and gums have never ever been healthier.
also, you really want to chew lots of greens as well. :D
03-14-2007, 10:29 AM
Thank you all so much. My dad says that we may want a 2nd opinion anyway (or 3rd since there are already 2 dentists working on me) if they consider something drastic.
I am growing wheatgrass now and can't wait to use it.
I ate some clover and some other weed while I was at the track yesterday. Yummy.
03-14-2007, 10:34 AM
Sure wish I had saved some of my rotten teeth, but the dentist said no hope as I usually went in on emergency basis, took xrays and said yes, it has to go. With the latest one dentist said has to go, the root canal specialist said it may be a good candidate for saving. Yes, get another opinion. Sadly they don't all think alike. Wishing you the best. Great talk here.
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