On 06/03/19 03:57 PM, Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
> > … think of pulling the tooth as extending your life span
> I agree.
> I had a "useless tooth" that was above where another tooth had been, way in
> the back. I had my wisdom teeth out long ago, but that left an exposed root
> on the back of the teeth just in front that was difficult to keep clean.
> This one was the last remaining, and I spent a lot of time trying to keep the
> root clean with various OTC dental tools. If I went on a trip and forgot my
> dentrifice, it would get inflamed and sore.
> Seemingly unrelated, I had been having almost constant heartburn, by blood
> pressure was going up, and I had other symptoms of systemic inflammation, and
> some minor (but unexplained) chest pain. I was feeling 20 years over my age!
> So I got that tooth pulled. The heartburn went away, the blood pressure went
> down to normal, I just passed a treadmill stress test with flying colours,
> and just ran a triple-marathon. (No, I made that last part up. But I did chip
> slash wood for six hours yesterday, and my BP was 120/76 afterward. :-)
> I did some other things to reduce blood pressure: swapped constant coffee for
> green tea, cut alcohol to once a week, and stopped sugary snacks between
> meals. (Still enjoy an occasional desert after a meal.) But I do attribute
> getting that tooth gone for a lot of my comeback!
Green tea ....! Suggest that you read up about liver damage caused by consuming
green tea. A pharmacist I know has warned me off drinking green tea.
> So I'd say if it's an essential tooth and easy to keep clean, maybe try to
> keep it. I have another that is easily cared for with a root canal and crown
> that's going on 20 years now. But if the root is deeply exposed and hard to
> keep clean, get rid of it.
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