Atypical Facial Pain/Dental Connection

The patient presented with the following:

Chief Complaints:

  1. Left side facial pain and upper left pain in a tooth for 2.5 years.
  2. Pain in a tooth on the upper right side.
  3. Anxiety, depression and fatigue.
  4. Clicking jaw.
  5. Uneven bite.
  6. Neck pain.

Past Dental History.

Upper left first molar:

  • First root canal (upper left first molar): Treatment unsuccessful; much pain following treatment.
  • Apicoectomy May 1999: treatment performed by an endodontist (surgical procedure which cuts the tip of the roots off in an attempt to remove area of infection. Treatment was unsuccessful. Constant pain still present.
  • Extraction September 1999: Oral surgeon removed failed root canalled tooth.
  • Second root canal (upper left second molar performed. Pain level not affected.
  • Orthodontist and oral surgeon were consulted regarding the TMJ problem. Both concluded that no definitive problem could be seen.

Clinical Findings:

  1. Cranial distortions which impacted jaw function.
  2. Focus of infection in extraction site: Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, osteomylitis (inflammation in jaw bone).
  3. Two homeopathic remedies tested positive to resolve infecting agents.


  1. Cranial manipulation to correct distortions.
  2. Neuro occlusal adjustment to remove bite interferences.
  3. Biofrequencies to treat infection in bone.
  4. Injected homeopathic remedies into extraction site.


Six months of conservative treatment resulted in a 100% reduction in pain.

True biological dentistry focuses on removing the underlying causes of the patient’s problem. Each patient must be evaluated to diagnose the specific factors responsible for the symptoms. Each patient must be tested for specific nutrientsand dosages to have an effective result. Successful treatment depends on customized care rather than standard protocol that is dished out to all patients presenting with similar symptoms.


Upper left first molar following root canal and apicoectomy treatment. Conventional treatment was unsuccessful and the patient still experienced constant facial and tooth pain. Mechanically “cleansing” the main canals in a tooth does not resolve the presence of bacterial infection in the dentine tubules. These tiny tubles are 4 microns in diameter and the bacteria are 1 micron. The underlying infections produces toxins which spill out into the periodontal ligament space surrounding the root. This area is highly innervated with nerves whcih are directly affected by the toxins. The resultant symptom is constant pain.

The upper left first molar was extracted however the pain was still unrelenting. Conventional diagnostic procedures failed to uncover the underlying cause of the patients chronic pain. The bacterial infection migrated into the surrounding bone. The extraction technique did not include a thorough removal of the infected bone that lined the socket. The site “healed” with a residual bacterial infection and perpetuated the constant facial pain even though the tooth was removed.

Sucessful treatment involved injecting specific homeopathic remedies into the bone of the extraction site and the use of biofrequencies to destroy any residual infection not covered by the injections. Mercury removal and nutrients to boost the immune system were adjunctive aides that helped reduce the facial pain by 98%.

Patient was referred to our office by her medical doctor for treatment of constant left side facial and tooth pain. This problem had defied conventional dental treatment for the previous 2 1/2 years.

Dr. Gerald H. Smith

About The Author

Dr. Gerald H. Smith is certified by the World Organization for Natural Medicine to practice natural medicine globally. He is also a certified dental practitioner. His broad base of post-graduate training in dentistry and natural medicine enabled him to integrate many health care specialties.