This two-day course is hosted by Dr. Noumbissi and presented by Dr. Mollica. He will cover the multiple uses of oxygen/ozone in dentistry. Oxygen/ozone is known to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic. Therefore ozone acts at the cellular level and interacts with human cell membranes in unique and different way from that of pathogens. In this course the use of oxygen/ozone will be explained in the management of periodontal disease, prevention or arrest of tooth decay, rescue of failing dental implants and the elimination of infection in endodontically treated teeth.
About Dr. Mollica :
Dr. Mollica graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Dental School in 1983. He entered a one year residency in Ora-Facial Pain at NJDS finishing in 1984. Dr. Mollica completed his Master’s Degree in Human Anatomy in 1979 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Dentistry. He completed a Doctorate in Integrative Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine from Capital University of Integrative Medicine in 1999. Dr. Mollica is an Emeritus Professor of Integrative Medicine at Capital University of Integrative Medicine. He currently is President and Professor at the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey. Dr. Mollica has lectured around the world and authored text on Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine and Oxygen/Ozone Therapy in Dental Medicine. He is one of the most active continuing education lecturers in the dental world. Lecturing over 30 courses per year.
MORE THAN 40,000 ROOT CANALS ARE PERFORMED EVERY DAY IN THE UNITED STATES AFFECTING MORE THAN 25 MILLION PEOPLE ANNUALLY.
What most people haven’t yet come to realize is that root canal procedures can lead to serious life threatening or chronic health issues including cancer and heart disease.
Chronic Disease Linked to Root Canals
Dr. Weston Price, a well-known dentist and researcher noted for extensive research conducted in the early part of the 20th Century, was able to demonstrate that a high percentage of chronic degenerative diseases can and do originate from root canal therapy. The most frequent are heart and circulatory diseases. The next most common diseases were those of the joints, arthritis and rheumatism followed by diseases of the brain and nervous system.
In one of his studies, Dr. Price transferred diseases harbored by humans into rabbits, by implanting fragments of teeth from root-canals. He found that root canal fragments transplanted from a person, who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within only a few short weeks. The heart attack study was conducted with 100% effectiveness while other diseases were more than 80% transferable by following this same method.
Through Dr. Price’s research we now know that nearly every chronic degenerative disease has been linked with root canals, including:
Arthritis, joint, and rheumatic diseases
Neurological diseases such as ALS
Various types of cancers
Irritable bowel diseases such as Crohn’s Disease
People with healthy immune systems can generally ward off most bacteria that stray away from the infected tooth. But as the immune system weakens, over time or due to an accident or illness or other trauma, a person’s body may not be able to keep the infection from advancing. A weakened immune system will then allow bacteria to grow unchecked and migrate out into surrounding tissues and into the blood stream, where they are then transported various sensitive locations of the body such as an organ or gland or tissue.
The Breast Cancer Connection
More recently, Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher, discovered an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer. His five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases indicated that 93 percent of women with breast cancer had root canals and seven percent had other dental issues. Interestingly enough, in most cases tumors manifest on the same side of the body as the root canal(s) or other dental restoration. Dr. Jones deems that toxins from the bacteria in an infected tooth or jawbone inhibit the body’s natural ability to suppress tumor development.
The Demon Bacteria
Since there is no foolproof way to clean out the narrow tubules of a dead tooth, it will eventually become an incubator for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria. It has been found that literally billions of bacteria live in and around root canals, where they generate some of the most toxic organic substances, 1,000 times more toxic than botulism toxin. As the bacteria mutate over time into more and more virulent forms, they eventually migrate from the root of the tooth into the bone where they cause infections, called cavitations. Inside these bone cavities the bacteria begin to produce the more highly toxic poisons – including mercaptans, thioethers and others.
Dr. Jones relates the presence of toxins in the cells to the onset of cancer. His study indicates that the toxins thwart the production of key proteins and, without these proteins; there is nothing to stop cells or clusters of cells from becoming cancerous. Studies conducted at North Carolina Institute of Technology (NCIT) using toxins from 900 extracted root canal teeth and over 4000 biopsies of infected bone, have demonstrated extreme inhibition of the production of these important proteins. Their studies have led researchers to believe some cases of cancer are the result of chronic exposure to these toxins.
Although the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists reject the research indicating that the bacteria found in and around root canals can cause disease, we know that they base this misguided assumption on the idea that the bacteria in diseased teeth are the SAME as normal bacteria in your mouth—and nothing could be farther from the facts.
Bacteria Linked to Disease
Bacteria can be identified using DNA analysis, whether they’re dead or alive, by looking at their DNA signatures. The Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root canal teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100% of the samples tested. They were able to identify more than 40 different species of anaerobic bacteria in each sample. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with 19 to 53 types of bacteria each individual sample. The bacteria found by similar tests conducted by independent laboratories reveal the following types:
Acinetobacter baumanii – linked to Pneumonia and Periodontal disease
Gemella morbillorum – linked to invasive endocarditis, Meningitis & Arthritis
Klebsiella – linked to pneumonia Lung infections, infections of the Urinary Tract, biliary tract & Osteomyelitis & Meningitis
Porphyromonas gingivalis – Protein metabolism, Biofilms, leads to Bone destruction and Premature labor
Pseudomonas aeruginosa – linked to Central Nervous System disorders, Endocarditis, Brain abscesses & increase in liver enzymes, Prosthetic heart valve invasion
Streptococcus mitis – found in Strep Throat, Scarlet fever and linked to heart failure –
And this is just a sample of the more common types of bacteria. The following bacteria found in root canals of the TERF study are also known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities. They include:
Bottom Line: Root Canals Create Toxic Bacteria
Up to 400 percent more bacteria are found in the surrounding tissues of the root canal tooth than in the tooth itself, indicating that the dead tooth works as an incubator for bacteria that feed on the periodontal ligament where they mutate, grow in number and eventually invade the bone surrounding the root canal.
If you have been told you need a root canal your best option is to get a second opinion. In some cases your holistic dental practitioner will be able to find an alternative to root canal treatment or extraction. If that is not possible, we can work with you to make sure that the root canal treatment is done in such a way as to minimize toxicity of the tooth for a longer period of time. However, surgical extraction using biological method is still the most complete way to rid the body of this problem.
You probably already know that the prospect of having a root canal can be to most people a nerve wrenching experience. Furthermore teeth treated with root canals tend to get reinfected and/or fracture because they are mummified teeth. But did you realize that when you choose to have a tooth extracted instead of a root canal you are still at a high risk of developing bone infections because of the toxins released by bacteria that are trapped or improperly cleaned out at the time of extraction? This happens when people have had tooth extractions and more so when they have had their wisdom teeth taken out, or have suffered a variety of other abscesses, injuries to the teeth and jaw. As early as 1920, G.V. Black commonly referred to as the “father of modern dentistry” had observed, studied and written about these bone infections and lesions. This is not to say that everyone undergoing the above will ultimately develop health issues as a result, but evidence is mounting that a huge percentage of us are at risk.
Ultimately the perpetrator is bacteria … bacteria that were not neutralized or adequately flushed out after an oral surgery or extraction. Once trapped inside the post-surgery cavity these bacteria can incubate for years, leaking toxic residue into the blood stream and causing a host of health issues, both local to the jaw by affecting its blood supply and other areas of the body. In addition to bacteria, sometimes this area will host other harmful elements including viruses, fungus and parasites. In other words, when a root canal is performed on a tooth, bacteria from within that tooth can produce very strong chemicals that are highly neurotoxic. Similarly when after an extraction the bone is not properly cleaned and treated, the bacteria around the tooth or even from the mouth can be trapped in bone and eventually release toxins. Research has shown these toxins can then combine with chemicals or heavy metals, such as mercury, and form even more potent toxins. These neurotoxins can over time be released into the bloodstream where they destroy many otherwise critically important enzymes within the body.
This scenario happens under what dentists consider the normal extraction situation; the tooth is removed but the ligament that holds the tooth in place is left behind, and consequently toxins remain within the ligament, infect and destroy the bone and eventually slowly seep into the body, potentially creating chronic health issues.
WORST CASE SCENARIO
You might think it’s bad enough to think about having neurotoxic bacteria, fungus and other unsavory creatures swimming in the open spaces between your teeth and gums, but there actually is one thing worse; cavitations. Now, cavitations are exactly what they sound like they are; a hollowed out area or hole – and in this case, a cavern occurs when all too active bacteria has successfully departed the original post-surgical site and has somehow begun to impress itself into the actual jawbone. Every additional hole created by this process is filled with decaying bone and tissue that leaves behind an ever greater potential for bacteria (and their unsavory cohorts and associated neurotoxins) to flourish and grow. Eventually this caustic soup of poison leaks into the blood stream where it can cause or exaggerate other existing health issues in the body.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A CAVITATION?
Although cavitations can go undetected for years in an otherwise healthy person, jaw pain sometimes occurs in patients suffering from bone lesions and sometimes jaw pain will manifest after a sinus infection, which can then also lead to the discovery of a cavitation. But it seems that the vast majority of people seeking to discover whether or not they have cavitations are those also suffering from other chronic health issues. It is the overriding health condition that has brought them back to the dentist seeking ways to cut down on potential toxins flowing into the bloodstream
The first step in successfully diagnosing cavitations can be made using a variety of diagnostic tools which can include CAT scans and MRI’s but since these methods expose a patient to undesirable levels of radiation, they aren’t the optimal tools for detection. The best method of detection is often through a ConeBeam Cat Scan (CBCT) and applied kineseology (AK) or muscle testing.
Once properly diagnosed, treatment for a cavitation commonly starts by surgically removing any dead bone, tissue and other debris. Additional treatment options include the use of lasers and ozone treatments as well as probiotics and other natural products/techniques. Once applied, these methods help to create a clean and sterile environment that promotes healing at the site, and ultimately throughout the body.
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A ROOT CANAL IS THE HOLLOW THAT EXISTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOOTH WHERE THE NERVE IS SEATED.
There is a soft part of the root canal which is referred to as the pulp or pulp chamber. When a tooth is diseased from decay or distress often a root canal dentist also called endodontist is called in to repair or remove the center of the tooth removing the nerve and pulp, but leaving the now dead tooth behind.
Having a dead or dying tooth remain in the mouth can cause serious concerns. There are healthier and more predictable alternatives to root canal treatment, but if the dentist is not holistic or biological in his/her approach to oral health there is a good chance that the patient is not given a choice about what procedure should be performed.
There are three important facts to know before you make that appointment for your root canal:
A root canal is in essence the mummifying of a dead tissue or organ left inside your mouth. If you had an organ failing would you have it preserved and left in your body?
Despite the best efforts of modern technology there is absolutely no way to remove all of the infected material in an embalmed tooth.
With the infected material left behind eventually the bacteria will leak out of the root canal and attack your immune system.
A small hole is drilled into the middle of the tooth which allows some access to the inner chamber. Once inside the chamber the nerve, lymph and blood vessels are accessible. A tiny path or canal runs to the tip of the root where the canal receives its blood supply. The front teeth or anterior teeth have a single canal and the back teeth or posterior teeth for two to four canals, depending on where the tooth is located.
The main canals can be partially cleaned using a very small file, but each tooth has miles of very minute tubules that cannot be reached or entirely cleaned. However the smallness of the tubules does not stop dozens of bacteria from living comfortably inside. This is unfortunate because not even one white blood cell (our own natural defense system against bacteria) can enter the tubules. Since the blood supply to the tooth is gone antibiotics are ineffectual because they need the blood stream to be carried throughout the body.
The tooth is sealed off creating essentially a tomb. Soon this mini-tomb is filled with a type of bacteria that thrives in an oxygen free environment called anaerobic bacteria. As a matter of fact they multiply at an alarming speed and soon seek a vent to escape the confines of the tomb. Sometimes the root canal seal is ineffective or perhaps there is a micro-fracture in the wall of the tooth. Either of these scenarios is perfect as an escape route for the anaerobic bacteria.
Additionally root canal treatments contribute to infection or sickness in the body because of the toxic gases that are emitted by the now contaminated root canal tooth or teeth. These toxic gases are actually neurotoxins and over time the buildup of gases creates a strain on the immune system.
Sealants and Microbes
The substance most dentists use to seal a root canal is gutta percha. Gutta percha comes from a tree in SouthEast Asia. It is a natural rubber which has been used for many years in dentistry. When warmed up it is very pliable and easily packs or fills the root canal space. However, when the sealant cools is shrinks which allows bacteria to leak though the top of the tooth.
Another substance used as a sealant is Biocalix. Research has shown that this man made sealant breaks down within 12 to 18 months allowing bacteria to invade the bloodstream and potentially infect the entire body.
Teeth are connected to the body through meridian pathways. Energy flows through these meridian pathways throughout the body, but when a tooth dies a blockage occurs which thwarts the flow of energy to all the systems on that meridian. For example: an infection in a maxillary first molar may block the flow of energy to the stomach or breasts as they are on the same meridian pathway. In a recent study out of 60 women with breast cancer; 57 had a root canal on a tooth situated on the breast meridian.
The root canal procedure cannot effectively seal or prevent the leakage of toxic bacteria into the body. Even if the root canal could be sealed completely the flow of energy would be interrupted and the flow of energy for that system would be gone thus leaving it open to infection and failure.
Root Canal Failure
The growing colony of anaerobic bacteria finds an escape route and invades the bloodstream and an infection begins. In many cases the patient does not know there is a problem until it is too late. By then the infection has spread and the patient is in danger of sustaining bone loss and a lack of support for the teeth involved.
The patient now must undergo a second invasive procedure called an apicoectomy. The procedure comprises of an incision in the gum near the tip of the root and the debriding (scraping) of the infected area. Then the tooth is retro-filled with an amalgam filling which is placed directly into the tip of the root. The material used for the procedure is often an amalgam of silver and usually contains other metals including mercury which is another serious issue.
A Healthier Choice for Treating a Dead Tooth
It is often better for patients to extract or remove a tooth rather than undergo root canal therapy. The removal of a failed root canal can be a costly and uncomfortable procedure: Because the tooth is already dead there is a danger of the tooth becoming brittle and as a result often break or chip into pieces during the extraction. Removal of the dead tooth and the placement of a clean compatible appliance can ultimately be the healthiest and most cost effective option to the invasive root canal re-treatment and apicoectomy procedure.
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