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#1 of 3 Old 05-19-2010, 05:56 PM - Thread Starter
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(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!

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#2 of 3 Old 05-19-2010, 11:42 PM
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Because you are pregnant, you will need to make sure you don't skimp on the nutrients.

Have you looked into cell salts? Amazing stuff for teeth healing (and overall health too!)
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It still could be just a sensitive area. Which doesn't mean there isn't a problem but that it could respond to nutritional intervention. Cut out the sugar, up the bone broths and/or raw milk 3x/day. I had several sensitive areas which responded to this.
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