How can a dentist who is up to his eyeballs in debt give you an honest diagnosis and treatment?
The answer quite frankly is he cannot. The problem today is that professional students and recent graduates are so financially in debt that they only see $$$$ signs when they are looking at their patients.
Case in point, Michael P. came to my office and presented a situation where he had a pericoronitis (inflamed flap of gum tissue over a partially erupted third molar) that was painful. The dentist wanted to pull the tooth rather than treat the problem conservatively The third molar extraction industry reaps over 3 billion dollars a year from third molar extractions. Most practitioners and their patients are NOT aware of the potential dangers. Following extraction, most dentists leave the extraction site open rather than performing a primary closure with sutures. Also not being done is sanitizing the extraction site with ozone, homeopathics and colloidal silver to remove any infection that is present. Between not “sterilizing” the extraction site and leaving the wound open to the oral cavity, bacteria and food debris can easily enter the wound. This creates an interference field as a result of any pathogens taking up residence inside the bone.
Conservative treatment involved giving the patient a 23 gauge syringe to irrigate the inflamed tissue with 3% peroxide plus supplements to reduce the swelling and fight any infection without antibiotics. Within several days, the swollen painful area resolved to a non issue.
In addition to the localized inflammatory issue, the process triggered off intraoral muscle dysfunction which caused cranial distortions, and cervical pain. Basically the body is like a slinky. A domino effect occurs when there is an imbalance within the body. A cranial evaluation validated the presence of distortions. Treatment involved manual manipulation to realign the cranial bones. Upon Michaels’ return visit he stated that his painful mouth issue was now virtually resolved and his neck spasms were also greatly reduced. Unfortunately practitioners never learn how to approach medical\/dental issues from a conservative approach and use natural noninvasive methods remedies and manipulative treatments.