From the Archives: Not Just the Mercury Fillings or Just the Root Canals or Implants or Cavitations

Originally posted in slightly different form January 14, 2013 “The brain taking shortcuts is one of the cornerstones of human intelligence,” says cognitive neuroscientist Itiel Dror. Shortcuts enable the brain to deal with the mismatch between the capacity, the computational power, of the brain, and the need to process some of the information. * * …

What You Need to Know about Cavitations

Your teeth are attached to bone by connective tissue called the periodontal ligament. If you have a tooth extracted, this ligament needs to be removed, too, along with about 2 mm of the surrounding alveolar bone – the bony ridge containing the tooth socket. If this isn’t done, any pathogenic microbes (disease-causing “germs”) present will …

Implants, Cavitations & Not-So-Great Expectations

The very act of selling creates expectations. Consider dental implants, which are typically pushed as the best thing for replacing teeth. They’re described as the closest thing to natural teeth in terms of both form and function, and easier to care for than a bridge, partial (denture) or other prosthetic. Unsurprisingly, people believe it – …

Dr. Shankland on Cavitations

A specialist in head pain, TMJ, NICO lesions, fibromyalgia and other illnesses with dental correlations, Dr. Wes Shankland gives a comprehensive talk on cavitations: what they are, how they impact health, and how they’re diagnosed and treated: To learn even more, watch Suzin Stockton’s presentation on ischemic osteonecrosis or access the materials on our cavitations …

Pain after Tooth-Pulling? Why You Need to Let Your Dentist Know

Via Australia’s Herald Sun, A woman who had to have a jaw reconstruction and all her bottom teeth removed after a simple tooth extraction is suing a Queensland hospital. Suzanne Marie Scott, 48, claims medical staff at Kirwan Women’s Hospital in Townsville should have diagnosed the onset of osteomylitis – a chronic bone infection – …

Beyond Amalgam: Suzin Stockton on Cavitations

“I’m not a dentist. I’ve never worked for a dentist. What I am is a professional dental patient. I have more manhours in the chair than I like to think about, and that’s kind of how I’ve learned what I’ve learned – that and groping for information.” – Suzin Stockton And what she learned was …

Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Originally posted 4 May 2009Related Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might get inflamed or infected someday, at which point we’d have to do an appendectomy anyway. …

The Limitations of Online Health Forums

You’re probably familiar with “alternative” health forums like CureZone. Such sites can be great places for like-minded individuals to share their experiences, offer peer support, recommend resources, discuss news and the like. What they can never be is a substitute for medical, dental, naturopathic or other professional advice. As CureZone’s own disclaimer states, You should …