This whole root canals, Mercury, dental infection has been a real issue for me. I know that it is very bad for our health, and most of us are very aware of it. The problem is the cost. The dentists that specialize in this sort of thing never take insurance and it is so expensive. I had 15 silver fillings put in my mouth about 6 months before I got sick. (We got dental insurance about that time. I dont know why I had so many cavities. There must have been a deficiency of some kind.) About 12 years ago I paid about 3,000.00 to have all of the Mercury replaced with composite. That is when my CFS symptoms went through the roof. I developed all kinds of neurological problems I had never had. I still suffer with numbness in the right side of my face and difficulty moving my right eye. That is also when Vertigo came on. I did Chelation orally and with IV's and my Mercury tests came back into normal range after all of that. Problem is, I am way worse off than I was before. Every composite feeling has failed and I probably have 5 teeth that need to be pulled and have already had about 3 pulled. I guess the composite fillings were too big and maybe the dentist didnt set them right. There are different theories with the neurological stuff. Maybe it was the Mercury that moved into my nerves and or brain. Lyme docs will say Lyme hides out in Mercury so when you dig into those fillings you open Pandora's box. God only knows. I do know that messing with them has caused these severe neurological problems I deal with today. At this point it would take about 20,000.00 to fix my mouth with a dentist that really knows what they are doing. I wish I had just left well enough alone 12 years ago. Im not saying this isnt an important aspect to health and if I had the money I would get my mouth fixed now. The problem is that if you cant afford to go to the best and have it done right, it really shouldnt be done at all. I personally dont see the finances coming my way any time soon so if my mouth is the source of my health issues, I guess I will have to remain sick. I am glad that this was your solution Ian. I just wish the resources were there for this to be an option for all!