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Is ch linked to dental work?

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I watched the "Root Cause" on netflix a few weeks ago and it freaked me out because their were claims on our teeth and how it effects our health. Is cronic illness caused by toxcicity and deficiancy? I currently have a cavitity on the same side as my ch and ive also had my wisdom teeth pulled and i know iv also had a root canal. Im just too scared to go to the dentist in my cycle. Ive been looking heavy into this. Some people are claiming the show is bs but are there parts of this that are true? Can mouth infections or toxins from teeth damaging are brain? Does anyone else with ch have issues with teeth that can relate. Also i looked up this Dr. Gerald h Smith from the show and he clams that a cranial adjustment fix a girl with "headache that prevented her from drinking alcohol" what ever that means.. 

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The only “link” between dental work and CH is that people undergo unnecessary dental and sinus procedures thinking it’s the cause of their pain. These tend to be people with undiagnosed CH. don’t be scared there is no link between the 2. Getting and abscess and subsequent endocarditis from not treating it is your biggest risk. 

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What Freud says is basically correct -- as many people have learned the hard way, having work done on your teeth is very, very, very unlikely to help your CH.  Serious tooth work (extractions, root canals) have indeed set off CH in a bad way for some people.  Dealing with a cavity probably isn't at that level.

However, the anesthetic used by dentists while treating a cavity or doing other tooth work has been shown to cause attacks for many people.  Anesthetics containing epinephrine (such as Xylocaine) have been identified by some people as triggers. Ask your dentist to use something else: Prilocaine seems not to cause bad effects. Some people find that nitrous oxide ("laughing gas") is okay as an anesthetic (I remember someone here actually trying to get hold of some as an abortive), but some people have said it's a trigger for them. 

I think you dentist's office is likely to have O2 on hand (I've noticed tanks in my dentist's office). You might check into this (do they have it; tank size; flow rate; mask type) or bring your own O2 setup if you have a portable-size tank.

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Dental work is a double edged sword for CHers.  While some may find the anesthesia a trigger, the infection associated with dental cavities and gingivitis causes the release of neuroinflammatory agents that trigger CH in most CHers even if taking 10,000 IU/day vitamin D3.  After 8 years collecting feedback data from CHers taking the anti-inflammatory regimen and lots of research, it's best to maintain good dental health with checkups and cleaning at least every 6 months. 

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