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In order for anyone to achieve the most successful outcome, it is recommended that you become educated in the process and expectations that a complete dental revision and balancing your body chemistry may do for you. You cannot test drive the results, so you should familiarize yourself with these aspects through reading books, asking professionals in integrative medicine and biological dentistry, and talking to people who have been through the processes when possible.

Science is proving that many disease symptoms can be related to oral health. If you have been diagnosed with a disease or are experiencing health challenges, these symptoms may improve upon correcting your body chemistry and doing a complete dental revision.

Through decades of clinical observations, what has been shown is that if all the removal procedures (this does not count placing crowns and bridges) are accomplished within 30 days, healing is good. The longer the delay in completion of the dental revision from the initial removal, the less positive response one can expect.

Frequently, when more than 6 months have lapsed between the start and finish, the patient may find that their symptoms may not have improved or have gotten worse.

It was long thought that dental mercury amalgams were inert, however, they are not. Mercury vaporizes off the surface of amalgam fillings 24/7. Mercury also infuses into the pulp chamber of the tooth and enters the blood stream.

The interaction of the various metals that dental mercury fillings are made of, and also if there are other metal dental appliances such as; bridges, metal braces, or titanium implants, will cause off gassing of mercury. Chewing food is just one way that mercury release is increased. Brushing teeth, drinking hot liquids, and routine dental cleanings, also increase mercury vapor.

Dental implants have become the latest procedure for replacement of missing teeth, and also to exchange root canal treated teeth to dental implants, however, research is showing that there are possible risks with this procedure. Such as allergy to the material, bacterial infection, or failure. Titanium implants are not inert, and if the patient has other implanted metal devices, such and a hip replacement, or metal restorations in their mouth, it will cause corrosion at a faster rate. It has been noted that implant failure may be under reported, as well as its potential toxic effects from ions and debris. A recently published paper looked at the metal content of zirconia dental implants and found of the nine implants all contained impurities with Hf and contamination with alkali and alkali earth elements (Na, K, Mg, Ca), essential trace elements (e.g. Fe, Cu, Zn) but also potentially noxious metal elements (e.g. Ni, Cr). SOURCE

This is what the FDA says about implants (including dental)

The clinical response to metal implants is complicated and no simple explanation for the wide variety of reported adverse responses is available. Despite commonly used terms such as “metal allergy” or “metal hypersensitivity”, current published evidence suggests that allergic mechanisms alone do not explain most responses to metal implants. Harmful responses, when they do occur, are likely the result of device, biomaterial, and patient-related factors. Individual patient susceptibility plays an important role in the outcome. 

Recent issues with metal-on-metal orthopedic implants and gynecological metal implants highlighted concerns about the potential safety of certain types of metal implants. A broad spectrum of clinical responses have been reported and often more than one response can arise in the same patient. The entire spectrum of local and systemic findings related to metal implants is incorporated into the term “adverse reaction to metal debris” (ARMD). More frequent ARMDs include local responses such as pain, skin rash, tissue destruction including bone loss (osteolysis), escape of fluid from the joint (joint effusion), and solid and cystic masses called pseudo tumors. Systemic responses such as depression, hearing loss, vertigo (dizziness), and neurologic and cardiac damage have also been reported by patients that have metal implants, although the determination of whether the metal caused the event(s) is often not possible. 

Standard tests, such as metal ion levels in the blood stream or skin patch tests for metal allergies, correlate poorly with adverse responses. In some cases, patients with adverse diagnostic findings present no symptoms. For this reason, management of patients with metal implants is divided into proactive monitoring for asymptomatic patients and more aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients with clinical symptoms. 

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We have personally seen numerous diseases with an unknown origin that may have been created by implants. It is a popular dental treatment, but not recommended for people interested in maintaining optimum health.

There are dozens of diseases and hundreds of symptoms that have been related to various dental materials and procedures. Toxicity is not generally considered when manufacturing dental materials, nor is it considered when using different dental materials on the same patient, which may have a negative synergistic effect. Durability in the hostile environment of the mouth is of more concern.

Mercury, as well as are copper, beryllium, zinc, nickel, aluminum, titanium, root canals, and cavitations are some of the materials and treatments that can be toxic to the human body. Only recently are scientific studies being published on the dangers of dental materials and common dental procedures.

 

Pathway for oral infection 

Possible nonoral diseases 

Metastatic infection from oral cavity via transient bacteremia Subacute infective endocarditis, acute bacterial myocarditis, brain abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, sinusitis, lung abscess/infection, Ludwig’s angina, orbital cellulitis, skin ulcer, osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infection
Metastatic injury from circulation of oral microbial toxins Cerebral infarction, acute myocardial infarction, abnormal pregnancy outcome, persistent pyrexia, idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia, toxic shock syndrome, systemic granulocytic cell defects, chronic meningitis
Metastatic inflammation caused by immunological injury from oral organisms Behçet’s syndrome, chronic urticaria, uveitis, inflammatory bowel disease,   Crohn’s disease

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“Ancestral Diet”, or foods of your ancestry is provided by your blood chemistry which will divulge how much carbohydrate, protein and fat your specific body requires, as well as telling how well you digest these foods. In addition, blood tells us which supplementation (if any) that you need.

The standard American diet is filled with non-foods, highly processed with chemicals, and sugar. This has a tremendous impact on overall health. By understanding your personal chemistry, dietary changes can be made to optimize health and wellness.

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In both root canal sockets and cavitation linings, the big concern is the anaerobic bacteria. These are ones that live in the absence of oxygen. Botulism and gangrene are examples of anaerobic bacterial action. If a laser treatment can kill all the bacteria, who is going to remove the dead bacteria, or the dead bone lining the sockets?

There is no blood supply here. Laser only kills, does not clean debris. Other techniques are required to leave a clean area that can fill in with bone and new blood vessels.

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It is only recently that integrative health care professionals are speaking out about the importance of treating the oral cavity first, prior to other treatments. Removal of toxic dental materials will stop the exposure, but healing and repair of your body takes time. It is therefore recommended to detox gently and slowly after the dental revision.

The healing process will not take place overnight, however, when the patient takes charge and participates in their own health care, along with working with an integrative medical professional, we have seen tremendous improvements in the patients over health and wellness.

Articles have been published on the ability of Vitamin B-12 to convert mercury vapor into the much more toxic “Methylmercury”. Methylmercury knows no barriers, and creates far more havoc than other mercury chemicals, because of its ability to travel anywhere in the body without inhibitions. Sometimes the effects of high doses of Vitamin B-12 (over 50 micrograms) take months to correct.

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According to the American Endodontic Association a Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.

However, science shows that there are a myriad of factors that have been implicated in the failure of endodontic treatment. The usual factors which can be attributed to endodontic failure are:

  • Persistence of bacteria (intra-canal and extra-canal)
  • Inadequate filling of the canal (canals that are poorly cleaned and obturated)
  • Overextensions of root filling materials
  • Improper coronal seal (leakage)
  • Untreated canals (both major and accessory)
  • Iatrogenic procedural errors such as poor access cavity design
  • Complications of instrumentation (ledges, perforations, or separated instruments).

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Root canals are recommended when a tooth has been fractured, or when decay has entered the nerve chamber and created much pain. Often the body calcifies the tooth membranes, and allows it to remain. Unusual as it sounds, the body does not like dead structures in it, and a healthy body will try to reject it.

Pain requiring antibiotics and pain pills are frequently used until the immune system stops working in that area. Root canals produce toxins that can increase or create many autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Hal Huggins, studied the work of Dr. Weston Price and found what Price had discovered almost a hundred years ago, that all root canals are toxic. Dr. Huggins did his own studies and found that in fact, root canals produced toxins that can increase or create many autoimmune diseases.

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