Can tooth resorption be reversed? My dentist wants me to have an immediate root canal and apical surgery to stop the resorption process in one of my molars. I have the "Cure Tooth Decay" book and already follow the suggested diet to a large extent.
I am actually thinking whether what kind of tooth resorption you are pertaining to. Nonetheless, I am assuming that this is an external resorption since your dentist suggests performing apical surgery and an immediate root canal treatment.
Aside from the fact that it would be an advantage if you would consult for second opinions from other holistic dentists, continuing with the recommended diet in the book "Cure Tooth Decay" will encourage your teeth to toughen and your bone to affix.
However, we should be mindful of the possible underwriting factor to the external root resorption on your molar. Normally, root resorption occurs if there is undue trauma exerted on the tooth. This could happen during orthodontic treatment where there is dragging tooth forces that the tooth itself cannot bear. If you have braces, have your braces' load on your tooth assessed.
Moreover, when you have your tooth with tooth resorption diagnosed and checked up, you might want to request the use of a digital x-ray machine during radiograph taking. In this way, you would receive lesser radiation exposures.
A little more about the book: Forget about drilling, filling, and the inevitable billing. Your teeth can heal naturally because they were never designed to decay in the first place! They were designed to remain strong and healthy for your entire life. But the false promises of conventional dentistry have led us down the wrong path, leading to invasive surgical treatments that include fillings, crowns, root canals and dental implants.