(I've searched for threads related to this, and didn't find any that quite fit. If you know of some, do please direct me to them!)
So I am about 20wks pregnant, and seem to have a molar cavity. Grreeaat. To be clear, I have not been to the dentist for a diagnosis yet and I cannot actually see the cavity (I think it is between molars), but it feels like one. You might know what I mean... not painful, exactly, but a feeling almost like a bruise inside. That has always turned out to mean "cavity" in my experience. Wonderful.
I have been learning so much here about healing/preventing cavities with nutrition, and finally got FCLO and BO and started brushing with soap, etc. Unfortunately I haven't been at it very long at all (a couple of weeks? With some interruptions because I was quite literally living in an ICU waiting room last week). I first felt a twinge that made me suspicious of a cavity about a month ago... it is not always present and sometimes I've gone days without feeling it.
SO my questions are: is it possible to heal a cavity, if it's to the point that it's causing "pain" and not just a dent in enamel? Is it too risky to try, and should I just go ahead and fill it (composite, of course) now to prevent an abscess/infection/root canal? If I get back in full swing with optimal nutrition and supplementation, would I know if it was working in a reasonable amount of time (for example, disappearance/lessening of the "pain" sensation within a couple of weeks)? I considered getting an xray to see just how serious it is, but am of course beyond hesitant to get one while pregnant... I am not even getting ultrasounds, lol.
Thoughts? Thank you!
SAHM with a precious toddler and the love of my life, expecting a new little one July 2014!