Originally Posted by riptoff
If you are an 'almost genius' you should be able to criticise dentists in a constructive way and explain why you think dentistry is a fraud.
Thanks, but funny you should mention that. By the way, I remembered why the surgeon didn't plug the hole: because best to let the bone regenerate and be solid and let the soft tissue close around it. If it doesn't, then plug it. The bone will be stronger if it grows new tissue.
About the other point, I've never held back telling dentists what I think. They've told me I brush wrong for 40 years. But when I show them what I do, they say "looks fine to me". I ask if it's just my metabolism. They don't know but they want to push fluoride on me as a preventive, but I grew up on fluoridated water and I have bad teeth anyway. So I asked for copies of the studies that prove Fluoride prevents decay so I can let a statistician verify the data. No dentist ever had it or said they could get it. I wonder why.. not really.
I've needed 13 root canals in my 50 years (since age 40) and after losing 2 of them to decay recently, I asked why I was told they were to be permanent when decay developed under the crowns. Lousy dentistry I was told with one (could be), the other just fate. So I suggested that dentists should be paid according to outcome over time rather than by procedures performed, after all, I always had to work late with no extra pay when my projects at work didn't work correctly. They didn't like the idea.
Thanks for taking the interest. I hope this provides some insight and entertainment value for you or someone else. It IS all true.