Hi Paulette - thanks for asking! Nothing much to admire though, my motivators were fear (I've never had a root canal before) and cheapness (nobody's going to talk me into thousands of dollars in procedures before they at least know what I look like).
As I mentioned, I had two days of pain after the doctor put the temp filling on (it felt better at first but became excruciating a few hours later). During that time I pulled twice each day with a pretty strong concentration of oregano oil (mixed with hemp oil), and bathed the gums around the tooth with Colloidal Silver . I also did EFT which helped knock the pain intensity down to something much more manageable the second day.
In any case I woke up pain free on day 3 and it's been exactly a week now and the tooth is back to normal - still completely pain free. Oh yeah, and it's still living. It's amazing that the dentists would rather kill teeth than bother to treat the infection. If I could kill the infection indirectly by swishing with oregano and CS after the tooth was closed, think how quickly he could have cured it by applying an Antibiotic directly to the exposed root before the tooth was sealed.
I saved two teeth, around $2,000, and the joy of sitting through two 2 hour root canals. (I keep forgetting that the good doctor actually recommended two root canals) And since they were the two teeth furthest back on the upper side, he said they'd be the most difficult to work on (shudder).
As a variation on the old Henny Youngman joke "Why do people oil pull? Because it's worth it!"