College Essay On Dental Surgery

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Relaxed in the dental chair with my dark glasses on, I had been prepped and was ready for my second surgery. My headphones played beautiful, calming classical music. A micro-current patch placed behind each of my ears would help to keep me in a relaxed state. I could taste the remnants of the orange flavored supplements used to promote the relaxation response. My biological dentist and his assistant talked in the background as we waited for the anesthetic to take effect. In this second surgery, I would have the two root canals removed from my front left tooth and the incisor tooth. When I first moved to Sedona, I fainted and fell face down on a concrete pad. I broke my incisor tooth, which pushed the front tooth next to it out of alignment. I was devastated. Over time the two teeth slowly died. My conventional dentist urged me to have root canals which I eventually did because I did not know what else to do. Dentistry offers very few choices when a tooth becomes badly damaged or dies. The tooth can either be extracted or a procedure called a root canal can be done to “save the tooth.” Root canals are a standard …show more content…

According to biological dentists and those researchers before them, a root canal cannot be fully sterilized and therefore always remains infected.14 For starters, the gutta percha used as a sealant shrinks as it dries. Bacteria can then escape from the tooth. The periodontal ligament, the shock absorber between the tooth and jawbone, becomes a breeding ground for these harmful bacteria. When pressure in the form of biting, chewing or grinding is applied to the tooth, bacteria and their toxins can squirt out into the lymph system and bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body and create or exacerbate disease and illness.15 Over 150 different types of bacteria have been discovered which can make root canaled teeth their

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