Tooth Extraction-Failed Root Canal

Dear Dr. Ellie:

Hi There! I am so excited to have found your blog! I just looked through it and it is so informative and hopeful. I have had really good dental health until the birth of my daughter 5 years ago. Then, I needed 3 large fillings and a root canal. All was OK again until the birth of my son…again, I was told I need a root canal. I had the root canal in October, 2007 and it never felt right. In January I developed an abscess in the gum and the dentist injected antibiotics into it to try to clear it out. It is still causing pain and now I am told that the root is cracked and the tooth will need to be extracted. I have this scheduled for Wednesday.

My question is, is it too late to reverse the damage? I am pretty sure it is, but I would love to save the tooth. I have another tooth that is starting to feel similar that has not had a root canal yet but has a large filling. 

– LP in MA

Dear LP,

Too bad you have had so many dental problems but the good news is that this can be the beginning of “the end of them”! I will send you some samples but a failed root canal is beyond my products and never good for your health.

I would probably say “farewell” to that tooth but commit to getting the rest of your teeth in the best shape ever! It is going to be fun, easy and even delicious! Good luck Wednesday!

You may want to buy some Closys, Crest, Listerine and ACT this weekend all available at Walgreens. We want to get you ready for the future and there is no point waiting!
Be sure to look at the kinds of products very carefully on the website and match them exactly.

You could start on my Complete mouth care system and clean your mouth prior to the extraction. Clean any toothbrushes in Listerine, rinse out and dry (very important)

I suggest warm sea salt mouth rinses after the extraction to prevent infection and speed healing.
If you can’t get to the store to buy the items I suggest just use the warm salt rinse starting now. It does not taste great but it will prepare your mouth for the extraction.

I will send you samples on Monday.

Take care and please keep in touch,

Ellie Phillips,
Dental Health for Everyone!
26, Corporate Woods,
Rochester NY 14623

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