Both the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of the American Dental Association have run editorials encouraging front-line physicians and dentists to be on the cutting edge to better treat the increasing numbers of chronically ill patients, even as they acknowledge the difficulty in treating them due to “the multiplicity of symptoms”.
Currently, no US dental schools teach that root canal filled teeth can adversely affect one’s health, though they are now beginning to teach the relationship between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. Mainstream dental and medical research is now showing that certain oral microbes are degenerating the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, are in the blood clots of the heart attack victims, and are in the cancerous breast tissues, just to name a few. These bugs and the toxins they produce can only be found in one place in the body: inside root canaled (dead) teeth, in periodontal pockets just underneath your gums, and in old tooth extraction sites (where your wisdom teeth used to be).
Being able to diagnose the root cause of disease means recognizing and resolving blockages in the biological terrain. The first place to look is in the mouth, where most infections begin. Once the infections are safely removed by an experienced biological dentist using strict integrated medical protocols, the health of the patient will begin to improve. Then and only then, the biological dentist becomes a catalyst for positive change in the lives of responsible patients, who inherently know this is the direction they want to go.
My hope is that over time, the dental establishment will continue to move in this direction, understanding and appreciating the connection between the mouth and the rest of the body, the whole guided by the state of the biological terrain. But we have a long way to go. As a society, we must understand and support not only biological dentistry but also biological medicine in order to truly achieve optimal health. Choose your doctor and your dentist wisely!!
Yours for Better Health,
John E. Augspurger, DDS, NMD, IBDM