Could you anwser me this, what would be the best way to find a lingering infection under a tooth or at a root tip for example?
To begin with you must know that I am not a dentist. Anything I tell you is from my considerable dental problems of the past and what I have been told by dentists, or what I have posted.
Your question depends on if the tooth is a root canal tooth, or not. "RC" teeth are dead and can be infected in the tooth. So anything you can do out side of the root will get reinfected eventually.
I'm assuming the dentist told you about this lingering infection under the tooth, otherwise how would you know about it.
If this is the case, I would guess this:
"Dental Probing Catches Problems EarlyOne reason to visit the dentist regularly is to identify problems in our mouth that you are completely oblivious to. Subtle changes in the health of our gum tissue can be missed by the naked eye, and some people – even those who visit a dentist regularly – can be prone to an excess buildup of plaque and tartar that can result in gingivitis and periodontal disease. Thankfully, your dental team can catch these changes early through the use of X-rays and the practice of dental probing.
The reason for probing is straightforward. As periodontal disease progresses, the visible markers of the disease (plaque and tartar) migrate down along the side of the tooth into the natural “pocket” between the ridge of the gumline and the tooth's enamel. This inflames the gum tissue and widens this naturally slim gap between the tooth and gum. As this gap becomes wider, even more bacteria are allowed access to the sensitive tissue fibers along the root's outer surface, causing more damage. This process may result in bone loss, and the need to extract a tooth. This is why probing is so important. "
How Does Dental Probing Work?
“Probing” is quite simple and is accomplished by using a dental “probe” to measure the depth of a tooth's pocket. The probe acts like a ruler, and has markings along its side measured out in millimeters. To measure the depth of your tooth's pocket, your dentist gently places the probe into this pocket and makes note of the depth. Those numbers you hear are the millimeter depths of your pocket. Six measurements are taken per tooth, three along the outside, and three along the inside of each tooth. A depth of three millimeters or under without any bleeding is generally accepted as healthy. Above that number, your dentist may suggest more thorough cleanings, including scaling and root planing, or something even more comprehensive if the number is above a five and nearing ten.
So, as you can see, maintaining pocket health is critical, and proper brushing and flossing can help clear away plaque and prevent the tartar buildup that expands a pocket. Your dentist also plays a critical role in ensuring you’re staying ahead of gum disease, so be sure to keep your regular appointments – particularly if you have been identified as having periodontitis and recommended for more frequent, thorough cleanings. With a good routine and frequent visits to the dentist the only numbers you'll be hearing moving forward should be 1, 2 and 3! Keep up the good work!"
The last tooth I lost, I was told that they could use a laser , but eventually it would have to be done again, and again.
Since then I found and posted a video by Dr. Levy who worked with Dr. Huggins the dentist who lost his dental license for outing the dangers of amalgams, and RC's. He said to use a water pic type machine using a spash of H202 [Hydrogen Peroxide] in the water instead of dental floss to clean between the teeth before brushing. They were complaining about the probe numbers before, but my last check up they said nothing about that and said my teeth looked good.
I was amazed at how much food came out with the water pic. Now they tell all their patients to use the water pic.
If I was you, I would try this for a couple of months then go to a different dentist to see what they say.
In answer to your original question, the laser is the only thing for root level infections that I have heard of. That doesn't mean there aren't others.
BTW, that is 3% "FOOD Grade H202". Not the stuff you buy at the drug store which has fillers, etc.
In fact you might have to buy it @35% strength and dilute it. 1 oz to 11 ounces of distilled water.