...well, I still think I will stay away from the epi shots.
I called Dr Runar Johnson's office in the state of Washington and spoke with his office personnel. I cannot be sure if I am remembering correctly, but I believe the voice on the phone told me that he only uses non-vasoconstrictors and they work just fine for him and patient. She said the dentist simply injects a little more non-vasoconstrictor every fifteen minutes or so.
Dr. Johnson is also said to be an expert at detecting and cleaning cavitations (NICO). I plan to send him my x-rays for a second opinion (as to whether I have cavitations). Apparently, old cavitations can look just like healthy tissue on an x-ray so a dentist needs special training to see the lesions.
bolam56, you mentioned that NICO must be rare...well, what if it is not all that rare? What if this is, in part, why there is so much sickness among Americans(and persons in other countries where vasoconstrictors are used)?
I heard an online radio show of an interview with a dentist named Dr. Huggins. He contends that pockets of puss, diptheria, bacteria, heavy metals, etc. build up in the cavitation and compromise the immune system.
I don't know. We can hear and read so many things these days with Internet. I wish I had time to dig into the scientific (research) literature. Dr. Huggins said in his interview that he has done that and can (prove?) document his statements.
In my quest to find a non-threatening pain injection, a particular dental assistant suggested that I ask for Carbocaine 3%. She emphasized asking for \"3%.\" She also said be sure it has no preservatives. Apparently, a patient can ask for an injection with no preservative in it. The dentist has to order it though, so dental work has to wait until the product gets there.
I also called www.iaomt.org
. The person speaking to me said that Septocaine is a preferred injection because it contains no carcenagens. (Sorry for the mispellings:blush: ) However, when I googled both Carbocaine 3% and Septocaine, I read that both of these also have contraindications. (...is this a matter of \"pick your poison?\")
Personally, I think I may have researched this until I have exhausted my resources. I think I may have to pick one (a dentist, and a type of shot, etc.) and then just take \"the plunge\" like aahavaa did.
Thanks everyone, for your input!