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    A new field of dentistry has emerged to explore how dental procedures affect the
    whole body.

    Go to the  International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology website for referrals
    to recognized biological dentists.

    But what is Biological Dentistry exactly?

    Above all, Biological Dentistry is aesthetic, relatively nontoxic and individually
    biocompatible. Its practitioners use physiologic and electronic means to locate chronic
    areas of disease that are difficult to locate with conventional clinical methods. It
    incorporates the time-proven healing methods of homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition,
    physical therapy and herbology, as well as the more modern sciences of neural therapy,
    hematology, immunology and electro-acupuncture. Such modalities complement the
    many scientific disciplines that encompass the field of clinical dentistry. The curative
    measures of Biological Dentistry are applied in accordance with each patient’s natural
    abilities of regulation, regeneration, adaptation and self-cure. Biological dental
    treatment removes the stress burdens that conventional treatment may induce.

    There are several dental situations that especially concern the Biological Dentist. The
    first is the toxicity of metals used in dental materials and their release from fillings and
    replacement appliances (metal partials and crowns containing nickel). Dissociating from
    There are several dental situations that especially concern the Biological Dentist. The
    their masses, these metal ions diffuse, migrate and are absorbed by the tissues,
    altering the electrochemical character of the immune system. At the same time, they
    change the ratios and populations of the blood cells (decreased white count), as well
    as those of the immune system. These migrating metal ions also stop or alter the
    function of the body’s enzymes.

    Another concern is the extent and character of the direct electrical currents generated
    by the mingling of dissimilar metals in electrolyte media (fluids and tissues of the
    human body). This is called oral galvanism. These currents carry disruptive metal ions
    to the opposite poles in what amount to oral galvanic batteries. How much oral galvanic
    power is necessary to change organic function and membrane permeability, to interfere
    with the power of thought of recall, or to initiate degenerative change? We still don’t
    know. But we do know that it changes the charge from electronegative to
    electropositive.

    Is it possible that these metallic energy sinks act as blockades in the meridians, the
    bioenergetic circuits associated with the teeth? Indeed, it is. Can these blockades
    cause dysfunction in their respective organs, endocrine systems, vertebrae, muscles,
    nerves and nerve reflexes? Absolutely. Should we view current existing dental
    restorations as toxic scars? If mercury is involved, most definitely. With gold and other
    metals, or with composite cements? For a certain percentage of people, yes. With just
    about any restorative dental material, there will be blockades if the body’s immune
    system is still functional. This is because the tooth is an open and dynamic living organ.

    Biological Dentistry is concerned with treatment and therapies that cause the least
    disturbance to the immune system.

    A third area of concern is that of hidden or residual infection, including areas of
    necrosis (dead tissue) and chronic inflammation. Collectively, these areas are called
    Dental Interference Fields, or Foci. A focus is a diseased change in the soft connective
    tissue containing non-processable material that keeps the local and general defense
    reactions in a continuous state of active conflict. This can lead to abnormal distant
    effects far removed from the original source. It is most often chronic in nature. Ignoring
    this area as completely as it does, conventional dentistry misses out on the chance to
    make meaningful and effective therapeutic contributions in resolving chronic disease...

    For Further Study Consider:

    Dental Mercury and the Immune System

    Two April 2006 studies in JAMA found that mercury in dental amalgams wasn't harmful.
    In one study, kids with amalgam fillings, after seven years, did not have any
    neurobehavioral problems.  In the other study, kids with amalgam fillings, after five
    years, did not have decreased IQ scores or any kidney problems. (See Rouen T et al.,
    Neurobehavioral Effects of Dental Amalgam in Children, JAMA 2006 and Bellinger D et
    al., Neurophysical and Renal Effects of Dental Amalgam in Children, JAMA 2006.)

    Refutation of Studies: Chemistry Professor, Dr. Boyd Haley, stated that the researchers
    in the studies 1) did not determine the amount of mercury exposure to children emitted
    from the amalgam outside of the mouth, 2) used blood and urine levels when 90% of
    mercury is excreted in feces, 3) did not select  the most sensitive clinical testing
    parameters, 4) did not state whether amalgam is safe for kids with prior
    neurodevelopmental or systemic illness, and 5) ignored the drop in mercury in the
    excretion in the urine after year two even though mercury exposure from amalgams
    remained the same or increased.  I gram filling would contain 500,000 micrograms of
    mercury, or 100,000 days of emitting a toxic 5 micrograms per day.  This equals to about
    275 years of mercury before it is all gone.  Amalgams do not stop releasing mercury
    vapor within 7 years. So what caused the drop after year 2?  Increased mercury
    exposure inhibiting its own excretion?  (See Boyd Haley, Ph.D., Response to the NIDCR
    Funded Children's Amalgam Testing Publication in JAMA 2006 on the IAOMT website

    ROOT CANALS

    A root canal is a procedure used to save an abcessed tooth by removing the dental
    pulp (nerve) after the tooth is dead or has had the pulp exposed due to cavities or
    fractures.  After the pulp is completely removed, the inside of the tooth is sterilized and
    resealed to prevent infection.

    Hot News:  A May 2006 study found that, if the objective of root canal treatment is to
    eliminate root canal infections, current treatment procedures are inadequate.  After
    observing root apices with surrounding bone from patients or cadavers, post-treatment
    apical periodontitis (inflammation around the apex of the tooth where there is severe,
    spontaneous, persistent pain) is associated with 50-90% of root filled human teeth.  
    (See Wu MK et al., Consequences of and Strategies to Deal with Residual post-
    Treatment Root Canal Infections,  International Endodontic Journal 2006.)

    Dr. Weston Price's Work on Root Canals

    Dr. George Meinig, author of Root Canal Cover-Up, studied the root canal research
    conducted by Dr. Weston Price, and wrote about it in "The 31/2 Year Success of 'Root
    Canal Cover Up' ".  Dr. Meinig concluded, "Root-canal-filled teeth always remain
    infected no matter how good they might look or how good they might feel."

    In an experiment, Dr. Price implanted an extracted root-filled tooth of a patient under
    the skin of an animal, hypothesizing that the patient's bacteria would produce disease
    in the animal.  Indeed, by implanting the root-filled tooth, the disease of the patient was
    transferred to the animal.

    Implanting Human Root Canal under Skin of Animals     

    "In other words, if the patient had heart disease, the animal developed heart disease.  
    If he had kidney trouble, disease of the kidney transferred to the animal.  If he had a
    problem in his joints, the animal's joints became similarly involved. ... Whatever the
    disease, the animal would develop that of the patient."  Dr. Meinig described Dr. Price's
    research.

    Most of the time the bacteria that Dr. Price found were Strep strains. But he also found
    Staph, spirochetes, and fungi.  And if there happened to be more than one root canal, a
    different organism was found.

    But how did bacteria continue to exist in the tooth?  Dr. Price discovered that when
    tooth decay spreads into the root canal of the tooth, nerve and blood vessels become
    infected.  The bacteria travel through the entire root canal and find the dentin's (which
    makes up 95% of the tooth's structure) tubules and nutrients.

    Not all of the bacteria can be killed by disinfectants or antibiotics. Nor does the root
    canal filling block the bacteria's access to nutrients.  Dr. Price found that the bacteria
    are capable of mutating and changing their form.  Organisms become more virile and
    their toxins more toxic.  Dr. Meinig stated that the German oncologist, Dr. Josef Issel,
    was able to confirm Dr. Price's findings about toxins, identifying the toxins to be closely
    related to chemicals used to make mustard gas.

    How do the bacteria - trapped in dentin tubules - escape to other parts of the body?  
    There are billions of germs in the tubules of root canal-treated teeth.  Bacteria in
    proximity to lateral accessory root canals escape into them.  From these accessory root
    canals, bacteria can travel into the tooth's surrounding periodontal membrane (the
    hard, fibrous membrane that holds the tooth in its bony socket).  Just as cancer cells
    metastasize and spread to other organs in the body, when bacteria gets into the tooth's
    bony socket, the bacteria also gets into the blood supply of the jaw, allowing the
    bacteria to metastasize and travel to another gland, organ and tissue and cause a new
    infection. The new site of the infection is called a "focal infection".

    Dr. Price found that 25-30% of people with good immune systems get along fine with
    their root canals.  But when these people are confronted with a stressful event, the
    stress weakens their immune systems and leads to the advent of degenerative
    diseases.

    Dr. Price also found that for the other 70% of people who have weakened immune
    systems, once they get their root canals, they develop degenerative diseases earlier
    than other people - many right after they get their root canals.
    (See www.mizar5.com/coverup.htm for George Meinig, D.D.S.' full description of Dr.
    Weston Price's research on root canals.)



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