How Your Mouth Impacts Your Health & How Your Health Impacts Your Mouth: They Are Interconnected
Resumo do Trabalho Apresentado pela Dra. Marilyn K. Jones no III Simpósio Médico Brasileiro sobre o Bi-Digital O-Ring Test
HOW YOUR MOUTH IMPACTS YOUR HEALTH & HOW YOUR HEALTH IMPACTS YOUR MOUTH: THEY ARE INTERCONNECTED
Marilyn K Jones, MS, DDS, FICAE, FICOI, DAACSDD, Cert. ORT-DDS (4 Dan)
Visiting Associate Professor of Integrative Holistic Dentistry, Int’l College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Former Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Chemistry Department; Director, Houston Wholistic Dental Clinic Center
Periodontal Disease Treatment For A Patient with Dark Red Painful Bleeding Gums With Visible Granulation Tissue As Well As Excessive Bone Loss Around His Teeth & Multiple Complications in his mouth
This 76 yo male patient was having a problem with his heart. His heart tested BDORT negative and his Cardiac Troponin I had increased. Knowing that Periodontal Disease can contribute to heart disease & that wisdom teeth lie on the heart brain meridian, after taking a Panoramic X-Ray & BDORT, I suggested treating his Periodontal Disease & Extracting his Lower Right broken wisdom tooth (3rd Molar).He had multiple areas on the x-ray testing negative using BDORT
Case 1: A 76 year old male patient presented with very dark red swollen bleeding gums. Some of his teeth had pus oozing from the gumline. He had Moderate to Advanced Periodontal Disease and tested abnormal by BDORT. His mouth was rapidly breaking down. He had a fixed bridge on the upper right with loose teeth. Below the upper right mobile teeth he had a broken molar. He already lost two other molars that were next to that broken molar. His upper right cuspid had a root canal & a post yet it kept breaking off at the gumline. He was snoring, had heart problems, and an increase in Cardiac Troponin I measured by BDORT. He was in a very fragile state. Developing a treatment plan that he would accept to save his teeth, balance his bite, and rid him of disease was the challenge.
- To treat the Periodontal Disease
- To open the bite by adding to the top of his crowns
- To extract the broken lower right wisdom tooth
- To obtain BDORT normal positive readings for his mouth and TMJ’s
The Progression of the Treatment:
First I started to treat the Periodontal Disease by scaling the biofilm/plaque off his teeth & under his gums. The gums were bleeding profusely. Then I tested several solutions to see their effectiveness since the dental plaque has several components (a mixed infection). A solution of Caprylic Acid 1/10th capsule in water was used to irrigate. This spread the infection all over the mouth. The cheeks, tongue, roof of the mouth everywhere in the mouth became BDORT negative. Then irrigation with o.125% Chlorhexidine was used & the area still was BDORT negative. When I irrigated with 95% alcohol (ethanol), the abnormality started to reduce. Several forceful irrigations were needed to achieve BDORT positive tissue in his mouth. The area around the lower right broken wisdom tooth was cleaned prior to extraction. Extraction of the tooth as well as the abnormal tissue and irrigating the area after cleaning the socket until it was BDORT positive was accomplished. I recommended more frequent professional cleanings, more frequent brushing of the gums for a longer period of time. Today his gum tissue has vastly improved. It is lighter pink and tighter against his teeth. His cardiac Troponin I has improved. His overall stamina has increased.
Composite Build-ups were placed on his posterior teeth to open his bite. This was done to keep the pressure off the upper right cuspid which continued to break. It was also intended to open the throat airway to get more O2 to the brain and decrease the clenching of his teeth at night. It is possible he has some apnea episodes which would need to be diagnosed by an overnight sleep study in a sleep lab. It has been documented in the sleep lab that apnea patients clench their teeth and contract their chest muscles. It is postulated the person is tightening their throat to increase their airway and squeezing their chest trying to push air in while they are needing oxygen for their brain. These actions may cause GERD, gastric acid to be pushed into the mouth which causes sore throat, some enamel pools on the tops of the teeth and may lead to Esophageal Cancer. Clenching the teeth may cause breakdown of the teeth as well as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). His build-ups that were placed on his teeth keep breaking & then being repaired. He had a partial for the lower right previously but could not tolerate it. Now his TMJ’s are testing BDORT Negative when his mouth is closed & positive when his mouth is open. He has not wanted to wear a bite protecting appliance over his teeth at night. One of the problems is that most of the materials used for these appliances contain asbestos. With the loss of the lower right molars, his chewing capacity has been reduced, he eats softer foods and when he does clench his teeth, his jaw torques upward in the posterior causing more uneven pressure to be placed on his teeth and jaws. He has an unbalanced bite. Now his upper right bicuspid is painful & mobile. I am now suggesting a mandibular overdenture (without asbestos) to wear over his lower teeth to support both the left & right sides of his mouth, jaws & airway. This overdenture would decompress the TMJ’s and lift the tongue up away from the throat. The upper right loose tooth could be splinted to the two teeth on either side. Build ups could be placed on the upper teeth to level out the plane of occlusion. He has been getting more frequent cleanings, brushing more and taking Prof Omura’s latest protocol. He is not interested in implants at this time.
Bone Marrow Abnormality Progression: Monoclonal Gammopathyà Smoldering Myeloma à Multiple Myeloma
Case histories of two dental patients with Bone Marrow Abnormalities:
Patient A came into my practice in 2002 & was diagnosed with Monoclonal Gammopathy. She consequently developed radiolucency’s in some of her teeth which did not look like decay. I referred her for consultations with the Endodontist & also the Oral Surgeon. They did not know what was causing this resorption of her teeth. I also ask many general dentists and none could explain the cause of this resorption. No answers were found at the Dental School. One by one she began losing teeth. In Oct 2012 I called her in to take photos of her face to check her bone marrow representation area. I ask her what the physician who had diagnosed her with Monoclonal Gammopathy said at her last check-up. She said she quit seeing him as he was too negative & depressing. She said she is feeling good & has no problems. She has replaced the missing teeth with implants.
Patient B came into my practice in April 2012. She also had been diagnosed with Monoclonal Gammopathy. She said she had no symptoms and had no treatment was prescribed for the Monoclonal Gammopathy. She had pain in a root canal tooth and bleeding upon probing with bone loss. I extracted the offending root canal tooth & she had scaling & root planing on one side of her mouth for periodontal disease. In October 2012 she came into my office on emergency with severe pain on the upper left exostosis .She updated her medical history saying she has now been diagnosed with Smoldering Myeloma by bone biopsy. She was taking Vit C and had been placing the Vit C on her gum to treat the pain. I ask her to stop placing Vit C on the gum and prescribed a mouthrinse made by the compounding pharmacy. She still had bleeding upon probing and bone loss from periodontal disease around the teeth. The pain went away. I ask her to come into the office for me to check her. I then took a photo of her face to check the bone marrow representation area and intraoral photos of the upper left quadrant of her mouth. They were abnormal. Using their photos & the bone marrow slides these two patients both were tested in the bone marrow representation areas on their faces and they had resonance with the Multiple Myeloma Slide. Patient A was -12 and Patient B was -4 (early stage Multiple Myeloma). Upon testing the photos of these patients teeth, resonance with Multiple Myeloma was found. This would possibly account for resorption (loss of dental calcium & proteins) of patient A’s teeth. The area of bone & tissue pain in the exostosis on patient B also resonated with Multiple Myeloma. Her teeth also resonated with Multiple Myeloma microscope slide. Patient B reiterated over & over that she felt well & had no symptoms & had been prescribed no treatment for Smoldering Myeloma.
They say “The eyes are the windows of the soul” and “The mouth is the window to the Body” .