I forgot to mention my mom couldn't afford to pay for the cavities so i still have them.
I have written a short story which I send to everyone who comes looking for help in terms of dental problems. First paragraph concerns the source of dental problems, the rest details natural remedies for relief of dental pain.
I have had a number of experiences, from basic cavities, fillings, to replacement of metal fillings with plastic, root canals, infections, extractions, and now contemplating implants. I wish my parents had shown me their dental problems and given me very intelligent warnings about keeping my teeth. But they didn't. Neither did my grandparents, aunts, uncles, school teachers, boy scout leaders, church pastor, Bible, etc, etc. What my mother did do for the family was keeping the kitchen cupboard stocked with cookies, cereals, ice cream in the freezer, a different cake every week with sugary icing, and chocolate rabbits for Easter. Thats only part of the list of sweet foods that made me a sugar addict. Once I got to natural foods I found honey and dates to help my cavities.
You may find that dentists do not spend any time counceling their patients relative to the things that cause tooth and root decay, or how to get free from it. Why should they when they make money from dental disease. The primary cause of dental problems is diet, and no amount of dental work can stop the decay. Once injured, teeth do not heal. Unless a person changes their diet, getting rid of all the decay producing sweets, they will continue going through the dentist process; cavities, fillings, more fillings, splitting teeth, root canals, infections, gum disease, root scaling, extractions, bridges, implants and all the rest until dentures. The answer is whole foods and not food products, especially sweet ones that factories put on supermarket shelves to take your money and give you disease. Then again, you will find native peoples who eat just whole foods have plenty dental problems, so teeth cleaning practices are essential.
As for solutions to pain, infection, or abcesses... It is far more economical to test natural remedies before going through the repetoir of procedures that dentists will recommend to their patients. These remedies are very basic and only beneficial. First remedial action is to dump the sweets from your life. It may not be easy and it takes time, but it is the only way to escape the dental drill. Second immediate action is to try relieving pain, abcesses, and infection with salt water, calcium, oregano, oil, onion juice, and cabbage.
Rinsing ones mouth with salt in warm water is often recommended by dentists after dental work as salt promotes healing. Clean seawater can also be used as a mouth wash, but you really have to be living near a national park to find it clean enough.
Calcium is the primary mineral in all of our physcial processes and it relieves pain. Rubbing an aspirin sized amount on your gums is the fastest path to the nerves of the teeth. Of course you can take recommended dosages as a supplement and that may help. Too much calcium will give headaches and cramps.
People trained in modern technology tend to have doubts about using natural cures. But when the professionals run out of answers, and or their answers don't work, the only option is to look elsewhere. Oregano was determined as the herb with the greatest antibiotic power in 1910. Seasoning from the grocery shelf is fine. Bring a pint of water to a boil and turn it off. Place a tablespoon of oregano leaves in it. As soon as cool enough to drink begin sipping it. Effects take place quickly, yet, an infected root needs a few days of this therapy to get anywhere. A person who is really determined to beat the dentist may have to just relax and nurse that tooth, drinking the tea, eating just cabbage and raw onions. You can find recommendations for using oregano oil for toothache elsewhere on the net.
The ancient Egyptians wrote that onions cure 8000 diseases. They are an amazing cleanser for the body, having pungent vitamin C in them. Blend half a small onion with a stick of celery in a cup of water. Drink slowly. It can help reduce swelling of infections.
Cabbage is regarded as having anticarcinogenic chemistry, but they are good for satisfying appetite during infections, and when one is giving up sweets. It would be far better to be chided for eating cabbage than to lose a single tooth. Make a day of eating a single large cabbage, or use the leaves for wrapping other greens and vegetables. Fresh dark greens are the cure for many physical problems especially infections. To really break infections anywhere in the body one must stop eating everything other than greens. And when you can't stand it anymore have a banana and a raw piece of steak. Doing this reinforces the immune system against infectious bacteria, which are adapting to antibiotics.
The reason abcesses showed up in the first place is due to diet. Too much sweet whatever it is. The answer to counteract sweet abcesses is green cabbage, as well as onion juice, and every other fresh vegetable juice you can think of. Greens are rich in chlorophyl which builds red blood cells.
If diet is not corrected no amount of dental work can help. Fasting can be essential to changing diet as the body cleanses and renews in spirit. When a person feels the positive effects of seven days of fasting they are more inclined to give up detrimental substances. Study and follow guidelines for sucessful fasting.