By Tirza at Better Breast Health – for Life!™
I am amazed at how many people have tooth socket infections and don’t know it. Typically invisible to dental x-ray, tooth socket infections remain the most common potentially life-threatening finding observed at The Thermogram Center. Let’s celebrate the success of one woman whose surprise thermal finding preceded a healthy 62 pounds of weight loss.
Tooth Socket Infections Cause Jawbone Cavitation
As many of you know from my previous writings, tooth socket infections can lead to jawbone cavitations, cancers, heart attacks and deaths. Yet, they are called silent killers because they do not typically show on x-ray or create any sensations in the mouth (not early).
Cavitation results when microbes move beyond the gums and tooth socket to infect the bone, leading to pockets of infection - bone necrosis. Imagine “mush” in place of dense, healthy bone. Cavitation can result after a root canal or dental procedure; clenching, grinding, biting or trauma that leads to hairline fractures or cracks of the teeth or their roots, among other causes.
Root Canaled Teeth Are Not Only Dead - They Are Toxic
Once a tooth is root canaled it is essentially dead and toxic to the body. Each tooth and its roots have about three miles of microtubules, which can become infected with microbes. When a root canal is performed, the tooth is hollowed out, filled with a plastic material of coagulated latex and then crowned. While the tooth is essentially “dead,” not all the miles of tubules have been filled.
As a result, remaining microbes can proliferate, mutate to become anaerobic, and live on surrounding healthy tissue for nutrition – the periodontal ligament and surrounding bone. Have you heard the term gangrene, the decomposition of body tissue? The dead tooth in itself is toxic. Worse yet, the toxic microbial infections in teeth sockets have been linked to heart attacks, (breast) cancers, and rheumatic, kidney, neurological, and autoimmune diseases, and more.
The Root of All Disease
Dr. George Meinig, one of America’s leading endodontists, Weston Price, one of America’s greatest dentists, and Hal Huggins, a Colorado pioneer in biological dentistry have professed that our teeth cause the largest number of diseases ever traced to a single source. Chronic socket infections’ “highly toxic bacteria can cause osteonecrosis, weaken overall health and contribute to health problems often without any obvious pain in the jaw area.” (source)
The next time someone tells you they have cancer or a chronic illness –
ask them if they’ve had a root canal.
In 2012, this client realized she had cracked root canaled tooth #5 when a piece of its crown came out of her mouth. Her dentist repaired the crown. Months later, she came to The Thermogram Center for routine thermal imaging of her breasts and body.
While she was asymptomatic and her dentist thought all was well, her face images revealed significant findings. She was subsequently referred to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. A tooth socket infection was diagnosed that was also in the bone. Her tooth was extracted. Bone grafting and a zirconia implant and crown followed.
As of July 2015, the client has lost 62 pounds. As her functional doctor has explained, “Once they were able to get her liver and gall bladder ‘unclogged,’ her body was able to metabolize and detox her body more normally.” Interestingly, tooth #5 can impact the liver and gall bladder. (See the Tooth-Organ Chart, in the Learn More section, below.)
Note the symmetry in the colors and thermal patterns of her cheeks and the absence of any significant heat, or infection, near tooth #5.
Key Learnings – What You Can Do
Since (early) tooth socket infections do not typically show via dental x-ray but create heat, consider The Thermogram Center to detect early warning signs. Teeth imaging is recommended every 3-5 years. When warning signs are present, or you are in need of a dental specialist, we can provide referrals that can diagnose and treat infection and cavitation.
As an alternative to root canal, consider ozone injection. If the tooth cannot be saved, consider a biological dentist/oral surgeon who provides: pre, post and operation protocols that support the immune system; extracts the tooth, the periodontal ligament and one millimeter of the surrounding bone; and provides a clean-room environment and oxygen/ozone.
If the tooth is extracted, consider a flipper, partial denture or zirconia implant and crown (rather than a bridge because it is at the expense of the two adjacent teeth, which require crowns to secure the bridge.)
See the Tooth-Organ Chart in our Preventive Support library.
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