What You Should Know Before Going To The Dentist
Please note, this is not medical advice and is only my opinion. Please consult your dentist and doctor on what is safe for you.
So, you need to go to the dentist but don’t know what is safe for you after Fluoroquinolone toxicity (FQ). I can totally relate, and I wanted to make a helpful guide that provides information that will keep going to the dentist a breeze.
When I think of the dentist, the first thing that comes to my mind is fluoride. Why is that, anyway? Well, maybe it is because dental products are loaded with fluoride. This is just one issue in dentistry but let us look at all the other things to look out for.
What is the deal with Fluoride?
The first thing in any dental procedure is to tell your dentist you do not want anything in your mouth that has fluoride. Since the 1950s, fluoride use has been touted as one of the great public health victories in the United States. Public water fluoridation is promoted throughout the country as an important measure to combat tooth decay, and fluoride is the only chemical added to water for purposes of medication.
You have taken a fluoridated medication, that is where the “Fluoro” in Fluoroquinolone came from. So taking more fluoride will ultimately be an issue as fluoride accumulates in the tissues of the body. Fluoride toxicity is real and a lot of the symptoms after FQ toxicity are the same, see this article https://fluorideresearch.org/CFTS/files/CFTS.pdf
The Big three
Patients with complex medical and drug histories are becoming more commonplace in dental practice. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit the renal excretion of lithium and lead to lithium toxicity. Dentist prescribe NSAIDs all the time for pain relief. However, after FQ toxicity, the body is unable to handle the primary mitochondrial stress created from these drugs.
Metronidazole and fluconazole inhibit the metabolism of the cytochrome P-450 2C9 (CYP-2C9), the major metabolic pathway of which Fluoroquinolones do the same to the liver pathway important for excretion of toxins. Moreover, fluconazole is fluoridated, causing more fluoride poisoning.
Propofol, a common anesthetic used in sedation before dental procedures can be problematic, here is why. This is a global central nervous system depressant. It directly activates GABA(A) receptors. In addition, propofol inhibits the NMDA receptor and modulates calcium influx through slow calcium ion channels. After FQ toxicity, some patients have neurological problems, which can lead to severe issues. So staying away from Propofol may be a good idea.
Are there heavy metals in my mouth?
In the dental world they’re called amalgam fillings and while they’ve been used in dentistry for the last 150 years, nowadays, they aren’t as popular—and for good reason. With all the advancements in medicine, health and science, we know more today about things that cause us harm and affect our health. There may be heavy metals in your mouth, but can that be an issue?
Amalgam fillings are actually a combination of metal, and we’ve already mentioned that they contain mercury. But what we didn’t tell you yet is that these so-called silver fillings are actually around 50% mercury! As the main ingredient in an amalgam filling, the metals silver, copper, tin, and zinc fill in the rest to form an alloy.
Because mercury fillings will also harm your teeth and your health because it is a heavy metal. Since they’re an alloy of dissimilar metals, the metals corrode, and this corrosion causes the metal to expand, which over time cracks the tooth. Then these heavy metals get into your blood stream, causing issues long term.
So, tell your dentist you want white (porcelain) fillings in place of silver. These new fillings are shown to be safe and mercury free.
I need a filling, and they want to numb me, is that okay?
Before any dental procedure, the dentist will most likely use Novocaine, which numbs the area around the tooth and nerves. This medication has been shown to be very safe and effective. I, personally, used it multiple times, and it seems to have no side effects. Moreover, many other “floxies” have used this during dental procedures and have tolerated it just fine.
Articaine and epinephrine are anesthetics (numbing medicines). They work by blocking nerve signals in your body. Articaine and epinephrine is a combination medicine used to numb your mouth for a dental procedure. Both of these have been shown to be safe and tolerated by many.
I hope this helps you understand some things in dentistry that can be counterproductive to your health. Please speak with your dentist on what you feel may be safe for you.
Re: Floride at Dentist: I asked my Dentist he said there is Floride in the Cleaning PASTE Dental Hygenist uses & in the “Swish” water they use to rinse your mouth. Request regular water to Rinse mouth & NO FLORIDE IN ANY PASTE USED TO CLEAN YOUR TEETH. Have Dentist put in your chart. You may have to remind them each time.
Just a heads up I was a severe floxed patient with over 60 tablets of cipro taken and I can absolutely take NSAIDs and Fluoride with zero issues in fact my medical specialists and surgeons at UCSD, Mayo Clinic, Palomar Health and Banner Health all said both were fine for me to take. Everyone is different and I understand that’s your opinion but it can’t be used as a blanket statement. It works for you to not takes these medications but it fine for a lot of us.????
Can you eventually make a discussion about amalgam removal? Need to replace multiple fillings for white fillings.
I was severely flexed by levequine and avelox from 2007- 2009 I had a tooth implant which caused constant sinus infections. Learned my shoulder pain was tendons tearing. I’ve had numerous injuries the latest my teeth becoming soft and breaking. I’ve lost 16% of bone density in my left hip this was 4 year’s ago. I’ve been taking sublingual vitamins & minerals since I was deficient in many. I don’t absorb nutrients from food thus the need for sublingual. Has anyone else lost bone density or has their teeth softened ? My teeth had always been strong. I first noticed when a primary tooth I had until age 52 was broken one morning. I never felt anything different until I made a dental appointment. Shocked when told ” My teeth were very soft” I was given a rinse non FLOURIDE that was supposed to strengthen them. Its did nothing. I just turned 60 and have so much damage happening to my teeth. Please get vitamin and mineral levels.checked. I take Caltrate along with D3 K2 one pill. We need K to absorb D plus multi B along with Biotin for nerve pain. I have neuropathy.( progressive) I’ve lived the past decade plus trying to do everything possible to heal. I just wish everyone who’s been Flexed would get blood work done to check for lowered vitamin and minerals even though I was eating all healthy food my body wasn’t absorbing as much as I was eating. I lost a lot of weight but was going too they gym and walking 2 miles daily. I had absolutely nothing that made me feel harm Until my shoulders began to hurt terribly from that point it got worse and worse Until I found Floxie Hope and began the long journey of trying to heal. There was nothing anywhere else. People who knew they cause of what happened didn’t speak about it online because they were trying to sue. What a joke. A mass tort for millions worldwide ? I’m very, very angry these poisons are STILL BEING GIVEN OUT TO UNSUSPECTING VICTIMS WHO ARE YOUNGER. FLOUROQUNOLONES NEED TO BE BANNED. I WOULD NEVER TAKE IT AGAIN NO MATTER WHAT. I WOULD TAKE MY CHANCES. In fact I have taken oil of oregano capsules with pro & pre biotics when I feel any type of infection trying to start. Oil of oregano is a natural antibiotic. Im not a Dr or healthcare worker. I only know its natural and its helped Me without any complications at all. Wishing all the best healing possible. Oh I also started using Colostrum 8 years ago to help heal my gut. It actually helped take inflammation away for awhile. I used to take everyday now a few times a month at night I use Sovereign laboratories colostrum I tried several that brand helped me they best. They now have a rewards system which gives points you can use for discounts. That’s a plus. I have been using it 8 years no plan on stopping. Again wishing ALL THE BEST POSSIBLE HEALING AND HEALTH. I SOMETIMES FEEL I WENT TO LONG BEFORE LEARNING I WAS Poisoned STILL I CONTINUE THE FIGHT. I CONTINUE TO WARN AND WISH ALL HEALTH AND HEALING TO ALL. THE WORST.MEDICATION DISASTER IN U.S HISTORY. DR. J. S COHEN . MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
I received Levofloxacine on 4 time the recommended dose for 10 days because the doctor miscalculated the dose.
I immediately developed partial tendon rupture in the elbow and cartilage damage in the knee. for which I received 3 sessions of Platelet-rich-plasma injections and the pain subsided by 90%.
1 month later I developed tooth pain, confirmed to be a tooth crack, resulted in pulp necrosis due to the crack. I have teeth grinding that could contribute to the problem. I had to do (Root canal treatment). But the pain is strangely continued non stop till now for several months and doctors do not know why, but they said it is form inflammation of the periodontal ligament around the tooth. It is likely due to FQ toxicity damaging the collagen in that ligament and periodontal tissue, and I am looking to inject it with PRP or its product Platelet-rich-Fibrin (PRF) and I ll let you know the result.
Any similar experience? `
Following is a link talking about the Dental adverse effects of FQ:
Dentists in Mexico and Germany MUCH better and more knowledgeable. Holistic medicine routine in other countries. US is far behind.
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