HEALTH UPDATE: Okay, quick recap. A few weeks ago I had a bad tooth ache. I read a bunch of stuff online, I bought a bunch of natural products, and boom in 2 days tooth ache gone. I was feeling myself and started eating chocolate and sweets again. Not crazy, but 7-11 mission Kitkat or Reese’s every other day. While still flossing and scrubbing and alkalizing my mouth like a psycho.
And then boom, another tooth ache earlier this week. This one way more hard core then the first. I never felt anything like this. I went through 2 bottles of Advil in 2 days. I couldn’t sleep or eat. I was loading up on supplements hoping my immune system could handle it. But by the end of the week, the whole right side of my face swoll up. I should’ve gotten a selfie but was in too much pain to think to do anything.
I was using this set of natural products : tooth powder, mouthwash, and remineralizer from “Uncle Harry’s” that was the brand name. Super alkalizing for your mouth. Then I noticed my gums were receding crazy rapidly. And that this might be the cause of my pain. Maybe the gum line receded past the root of the tooth and there is just an exposed nerve? I was still studying a bunch and I came across info that your mouth can actually be too alkaline!? And that also you can be over brushing and over flossing?! I think both of these things led to my gums being all fucked up.
Anyways, my face got crazy. Here’s a weird thing, true story. My dentist office called me. They are like “Hey man, you are due for an appointment.” I actually answered the phone and was all, “Nah I’m good”. But within 24 hours of that phone call is when my face starting puffing out. So I called them back and was like “Guess what?”.
So I went in and she said that I have an infection. She didn’t say anything about receding gums or over flossing. She said, “We should’ve fixed this a year ago when I told you to.” The option is still the same, but now the time is more more crucial. I need to decide to extract it or root canal it. If I wait too long to decide, it will be past the point of root canal. But at that point, it will also make the extraction a lot harder to do because there will be less tooth to work with.
She gave me a prescription for antibiotics. I feel way better. It has been a few days. I also got a different herbal tooth powder that my mouth seems to like but is super messy.
According to this book I am reading, you can reverse tooth decay and the author is adamant about not getting extractions and not getting root canals at all. All the reviews are the same. People saying their dentist said “Extraction”, but they read the book and followed the directions perfectly and now the new xray says no extraction and the dentist is like, “Whaaaat”.
I think I can do it, but then I already had a couple sugary things yesterday and today. Not candy though. Rice pudding and some power bars. I been having massive sugar cravings. I thought it was maybe because I haven’t had any in about a week. I read that since I am on antibiotics, and that it is killing all the bad bacteria as well as all the good bacteria, the guys that are left like the yeast and the bugs have a free reign of terror on my body and they are the ones craving the sugar. They have hooked into my spine and are telling my brain to get them sugar. The cravings have been subsided with yogurt and apple cider vinegar but still yikes.
Anyways, for the most part I have stuck to the diet of no gluten, grains, or sugar. Lots of healthy fats. There is a very long list food protocol and it’s expensive and strict. I want to commit to it. Or should I just pull that tooth? I would just pull it because I have had 2 other root canals that both fell apart and led to pain and extraction anyways. But I want to keep the teeth I have. So… I will commit. And I want you to commit with me. Deal? Deal.