Many of us, when faced with a cancer diagnosis, put dental care at the bottom of our priority list. But that’s opposite of what you should do. There are a number of physicians around the world who won’t take you as a cancer patient if you have existing oral disease because they feel it is such an uphill battle. That’s because poor oral health is often a hidden contributing factor of disease and an unnecessary burden on the body’s immune system.
I recently interviewed Dr. Stuart Nunnally and Dr. Lane Freeman, two of the best biological dentists in the country. Physicians who refer their patients to dentists like these ask them to look for root canal treated teeth or dead teeth because often when these teeth are on the same meridian as the breast, for example, they would say that this could be a contributor to the patient’s breast cancer.
Nunnally explained that 40% of all root canal treated teeth develop chronic apical periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the teeth). If you have a cyst that occurs on the end of a root canal treated tooth, you have a 530% increased risk of a cardiovascular incident. Here in the U.S., this year there will be an estimated 25 million root canals performed. If the data holds true, those 40% (10 million people) will develop a cyst which means that all of those people have a 530% increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Cavitations can also set up an infection with the jawbone. Dead tissue, anywhere in your body, is not compatible with health. No one wants to lose a tooth, but once a tooth is dead, it’s dead. Dead tissue must be removed or it leaves your immune system uncharacteristically compromised.
Toxicities that emanate from dental fillings can also be problematic, adding to the toxic load the body is dealing with. Mercury fillings, in particular, are “like sucking on a plutonium popsicle,” said Nunnally. Removing these amalgam fillings is a delicate process and should be done by a biological dentist skilled in their safe removal.
Something as simple as periodontal disease can be a challenge to your health – putting you at greater morbidity and mortality risk from issues such as cardiovascular disease and anything that challenges your immune system – like cancer.
Dr. Nunnally was once a conventionally oriented dentist. It was after he experienced debilitating neuromuscular symptoms over 20 years ago, that he was eventually referred to a major ALS center in Houston. It turned out that he was experiencing a mercury toxicity issue. He flew to Montreal, Canada, to see Dr. Hal Huggins, a very skilled dentist who had been treating people with all kinds of autoimmune diseases and cancer. After experiencing a remarkable transformation in his own health, Nunnally and Freeman changed their practice to reflect the values and teachings of biological dentistry. Today, people from all around the world travel to their clinic for expert help with dental issues.
Are you at risk?
Check out this informative interview with Dr. Stuart Nunnally and Dr. Lane Freeman and discover:
- The #1 test you should ask your dentist to administer;
- How to test the mercury level of your amalgam fillings;
- Why the prototoxins in your mouth can be the root cause behind your depression, anxiety, and a number of things that you might not think are related to the toxins in your mouth;
- Which detoxing remedies you can do on your own to decrease your levels of toxicity;
- The best home method of maintaining your oral health.