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DMSO and antibiotics for gum and tooth root infections

I seem to be getting encouraging results with a DMSO and antibiotic regimen for a nerve death problem I'm having with a molar on my left upper jaw. It resulted from an onlay procedure that I had nearly 2 years ago, and about 3 weeks ago, resulted in a considerable amount of gum swelling near one of the roots of the molar and even the entire side of my face swelling not once, but twice.

I also developed a gumboil next to the nerve which never opened but had been swollen and sore for over two weeks. I have tried a number of things to reduce the symptoms and have found something that, in conjunction with running hot but not scalding water over the affected area during daily showers and putting a topical antibiotic over the area, seems to be resolving the problem, and at this point appears even to have revitalized the molar which was not responding to cold tests. I had two endodontists last week tell me in no uncertain terms that my options were either a root canal or extraction.

As I type this, the gum boil is gone, as is all perceptible swelling. The previously most affected area is no more than 'sensitive' at most as of now (I can press on the former gumboil with over 2 lb of pressure with a fingertip with no pain - I didn't try to press harder because I didn't want to cause a new injury on such a recently affected area - duh). Also, this afternoon, I appear to have regained much sensation from within the tooth itself.

Here's what I have been doing, in addition to the above daily regimen that seems to have been making a major difference. I have been mixing water and DMSO about 5:1 to make about five or six ''swishing' mouthfuls worth, then heating in a microwave until it is quite hot but not scalding, then dumping in the contents of a 150mg clinomycin capsule (which is the antibiotic which I have been currently prescribed with), then swishing the contents in five or six groupings around the affected gum and tooth area, over about 10-15 minutes once or twice a day, then swallowing.

This has led to a strong bitter aftertaste from the antibiotic that lasts several hours - unpleasant, but a good thing under the circumstances, because that is certainly due to a super high concentration of antibiotic being present in the infected area - apparently even enough with repeated usage to permeate through the roots of a tooth at an effective concentration of antibiotic.

So as of this moment, I have a sensitive, but not a dead molar which gives every appearance of being in the process of healing itself. And if this progress holds, I should no longer be a candidate for a root canal or extraction. I hope this turns out to be the case. The total cessation of drainage and the new sensation from the previously 'dead' tooth certainly suggests this.
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replied January 1st, 2012
Btw, I'm almost 57 years old, so based on actuarial tables that 0bamacare death panels plan to rely on, my time is 80% run out (which ignorant totally materialistic Socialistic bureacurats would certainly interpret to mean that my life is worth only 25% of a 20 year old's), so if I can get results like this (meaning that the above post alone is worth more than Left Wing 'health care' in toto), younger people with similar problems should be able to do better.
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replied January 1st, 2012
I should mention a couple of particulars that I believe apply to my case but not everybody. First of all, my problem is/was with a molar root. As opposed to front teeth, molars has several roots, so, if one root appears to have died in a molar, that leaves 2 or 3 or even more in some cases that haven't died yet if only one root has just died, as it apparently did in my case. Medical research has shown that blood vessels, if not nerves can regenerate through tooth roots when removed. That alone potentially can dramatically change the situation.

When checking the internet, I saw time and again the opinion that antibiotics cannot get into the root or pulp of the tooth. But what if they could with a procedure like I used? That could be a real game changer.

Of course, I don't have years or decades for clinical studies of all the above to be done. I'll bet most of this hasn't even been thought of in the medical profession. So I am more than willing to be my own guinea pig in this instance, particularly since my problem appears to have resulted from a less than competent onlay procedure in the first place. A dentist I talked to let it slip that drills can traumatize the pulp/tooth nerves due to vibration and overheating resulting in death especially during a large scale procedure such as a large filling, onlay or crown. There are alternatives to drilling for cavities and onlays/crowns, just as there are for amalgam fillings which date from 1840. It's a real head shaker that only just during the last decade or so has the dental technology really started to emerge from the days when barbers served as oral surgeons.

And of course, government controlled health care only retards medical advances since it is all about 'rationing' health care. Which means you get less health care with nationalized health care but it costs more because you have to pay for all the noncaring government bureaucratic time servers whose only job is to deny you the best health care, especially when you get older and need it the most. 0bamacare is totally messed up and has been formulated by ninth rate collectivist intellects. Worst legislation in US history.
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replied October 20th, 2012
Revitalising a dying root
Hi there,
I'm fascinated by your story and curious about the long term outcome.
I went for a filling 3 weeks ago and was told I needed another, from the X-rays, on a wisdom. I had no pain with it. However I had pain and blood during the drilling of that tooth and daily pain afterwards gradually increasing. After 2 weeks I had a check up and new X-ray and was told the root is damaged due to decay going too deep there. Now I need either extraction, canal filling or the 3rd option of 'suck it and see'. I chose the latter and I'm now hoping to re-vitalise the root with natural anti-biotics internally (goldenseal, citricidal) & topically (tea-tree oil). I'd love to hear from you, or anyone with experience of saving a root when told it's dead or dying.
Regards, William- Devon, England.
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replied July 23rd, 2014
Obamacare is just a start
doriantm,

Please stop the Obama and "Left Wing" bashing. Do you REALLY think that the Right wingers care one iota about you or anyone else who's not a one-percenter? They are doing everything they can to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. At least the Dems are making some efforts, even if they do need some tweaking. All the Repubs do is block every effort to CHANGE the status quo. Wake up!
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