If you listen to 99.99% of dentists and their assistants, you'll RARELY if EVER pull your dead tooth or root canals.
You live with them FOREVER, unless they decay on their own or cause VISIBLE abscesses.
As with 99.99% of MDs recommending 16-30 vaccines for newly born babies and toddlers, read on your own, and decide what to do.
There is NO one fit all solution concerning the mouth problem.
Each person's condition will determine whether a zirkonia implant is good, or whether it will still cause trouble.
Other types of implants may not even cause problem to some people, the same way that deer ticks won't cause any problem to some people (well said!!)
Even partials (partial dentures) may cause problems as there are metals there, but they are less invasive than any implant.
I pulled 7 dead teeth (some died on their own, they were not even with root canals yet).
All 7 were SEVERELY infected in the root.
Some of the bone infections were so bad that they spread to my jaws, pretty deep.
One side of my face had bones that are brittle.
Full of mini holes, not visible in any Xray whatsoever.
I don't say that I got better from lyme BECAUSE I pulled 2 root canals and did 2 cavitation surgeries.
The other 5, I pulled out after lyme (they still had infections....).
but when you actually SEE what's going on in your mouth, bones, teeth, jaws, sinuses... like I saw (I literally saw what the surgeon was scooping out), well, you wonder how can ANYONE be healthy with such fully active infections inside your mouth?
would you leave a toe or finger rotting and doing nothing?
Of course not.
A dead tooth feels nothing, so you don't know if it's rotting or not.
You feel nothing, usually.
Only the bone under can send some pain signals, but it's usually mild (not like tooth pain).
If pulling these dead teeth will heal lyme or not, I can't put my hands on fire.
but I can put my hands on fire that letting these infections grow, unattended, will impair physical health without doubt.
That is how I would put the problem.
A dead tooth will not cause immediate death like a toe gangrene, but it will still send infections through smaller arteries and veins, and contribute to slow, but sure, physical decay.
that's just my non-medical opinion.
the invasive part of the procedure is the cleaning of jawbone, in fact.
And the psychological impact that hits you with the loss of each tooth.
Post Edited (Jinna) : 9/28/2017 3:27:08 AM (GMT-6)