Tku. My regular dentist recovered from lyme and is holistic. She uses ozone (if you pay extra for it).
My issue is that she thinks the crack is low down, which almost always requires extraction. The other very significant issue is that I also had a very bad experience with two failed root canals and then ultimately lost the tooth to extraction. THIS TOOTH IS RIGHT NEXT TO THAT which would leave my bsically toothless in that quadrant...NOT OKAY!!!!
Yes, I have pain when chewing and almost no pain the rest of the time (except is tarts aching while attempting to sleep at night..(which "smells" like lyme to me....). Can you have pain from chewing that is NOT from a crack?
That's absolutely awful btw that any dentist would drill right through amalgam like that...morons! I suppose it's not that much worse than what mine did, which was to just drill it out when I had a bigger cavity (and replaced with white...but did nothing to protect me (or her) from the mercury flying around the room!)
I would pay extra for the ozone, if it's within your budget. Also, I agree with what Lapis_29 wrote.
As for whether or not tooth pain can exist when chewing and it NOT be caused by a crack, I'm sorry to say that I don't know. I would discuss with your Dentist and perhaps even call another Biological Dentist for a second opinion. When I cracked my tooth, I knew what it was. It was instant and painful. The result of a stupid almond shell fragment.
When I had my root canal tooth extracted, I got a bridge to replace the gap. IF you end-up determining your problematic tooth is cracked and that extraction is the only choice, perhaps you can get a bridge for the two missing teeth. Otherwise, an implant is an option, though I would be sure to read the Pros and Cons of that, since it would entail anchoring metal into your bone. I don't know much about
it, but have read a few blurbs about
the compatibility of certain metals in the mouth. I'm not sure if that has to do more with the pH of the mouth or more about
I agree with you about
our Dentists drilling our amalgam fillings. Like your Dentist, mine also didn't use any sort of remediation equipment. Obviously, if they would have known better, they would have done better, because they wouldn't have wanted to be poisoned, either. It wasn't long after my fiasco that I started having anxiety issues, and, shortly thereafter, problems with fatigue. I wouldn't be surprised if those were related to having my amalgam drilled.
Add a few drops of mercury to a large pond or small lake and the EPA will close it and contamination crews will arrive. But, it's perfectly fine to place mercury in our mouths - for decades. Makes perfect sense.