Root Canal

Dr. Ellie,

I wanted to let you know since I emailed you last, I’ve been drinking a lot of xylitol water through out the day and the sensitive tooth is a lot better. I feel my teeth already getting stronger.

As for the root canal tooth, I am a bit confused. So will they take the fillings out and put a crown on? Is that going to look strange. Is there anyway with using the system I can get away with doing that?

Lastly, will an x-ray be able to tell if I have any infection going on under any of my fillings? Sorry all the questions!

I placed an order for the mints and gum and new toothbrushes. I told my entire family about your system and they are starting this week!

Thanks so much for all your help and your mission to help us have great teeth!


Hi D,

I will try to describe a root canal treatment for you!

A “root canal” is a tube or channel that runs down (or up) the center of your tooth from mouth end to root end. This chamber contains nerves, blood vessels and liquids that keep your tooth healthy and moist.

When this live part of your tooth is infected or damaged the dentist may suggest removing all the “live’ parts from this chamber. When the live parts have gone it leaves an empty space.

If nothing is put into this empty space it will fill with infection and be very bad for your health. This is why dentists developed a special procedure called a “root canal treatment”. This treatment puts a filling into this chamber or space, inside your tooth.

It is very important that this chamber remains sterile especially after it has been filled up.

If this chamber gets contaminated by bacteria, the “treatment” will fail since bacteria will become trapped in the filling. A good treatment will tightly seal the “root end” of the chamber ( this is very difficult to do).

Next it becomes important to quickly seal up the mouth end of the chamber (to stop bacteria travelling into this chamber from the mouth).

As soon as a root treatment is finished you should have a cap to seal off the mouth end of this tooth.

I hope this explains a root canal a little better for you!

My system works on live teeth and cannot stimulate any repair of a “dead”  tooth you need a good dentist to help with this!

Best Wishes,
P. S. X rays are very helpful to diagnose infection under a filling.

Ellie Phillips DDS

Solutions for Oral Health!
author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

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  • Cindy says:

    Ellie, I have a 61/2 year old little boy who has ton of cavities. I also have a 2 1/2 with nothing yet!! I have read about xylitol and I'm going to try this system. I was told by their recent dentist that they might have hypoplastic enamel..I know I'm not spelling it correct..but if you heard of this and know how I can treat this please let me know..Cindy

  • Dr. Ellie says:

    I suggest you treat any dental damage as an infection and follow the guidelines for the use of xylitol in children. My book Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye has a lot of information about WHY this may have happened.Here is a good place to start reading about how to use Zellies for children's teeth - Ellie Phillips DDSwww.ZelliesCleanWhiteTeeth.comSolutions for Oral Health!author, Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

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