The interaction between the teeth and body
Why biological dentistry is an important part of biological medicine!
The oral cavity is one of the few areas without a protective barrier that openly communicates with both the inside and outside of the body. Our teeth not only perform a phonetic and aesthetic function, but also a chewing and protective function. Our mouth and teeth exist in an environment that is surrounded by millions of bacteria and which experiences continuous stimulation, from food and other stimulants, meaning that we are exposed to the dangers of inflammation and the prolonging of diseases – such as chronic infections – on a daily basis. Every tooth is like an organ system and has a bundle of fibres rich in blood vessels, lymphatic tissue and nerve fibres. In 75% of cases, all information and reactions (blood circulation, lymph tissue, nerve fibres, inflammatory processes) pass via the mouth and teeth, making them the most important communication points between our body centre (head, central nervous system) and body periphery (torso and extremities). This means that each tooth can radiate a long-distance effect across the whole body. Today we understand that a tooth is not just a tooth, but that a whole person is attached to each tooth!
In our holistic integrative clinic we consider the individual as a whole
In biological dentistry, every patient is cared for according to his or her individual constitution and needs. Through dental, periodontal, radiological, and immunological examinations and interdisciplinary diagnostics in the field of biological medicine, dental interference fields can be determined and treated, based on the latest scientific findings. These are the basic principles of modern holistic dentistry.
Can root canal treatments and wisdom teeth be viewed as possible causes of disease?
In holistic dentistry we do not treat symptoms, but instead treat causes. Biological medicine and dentistry, also known as whole-body medicine, give us insights into day-to-day dental interference fields and the focus of complaints. These interference fields are the source of all ills. As well as root canal treatments, multiple factors can lead to toothache, including: problems with wisdom teeth; halitosis; tartar; gum problems such as gingivitis or periodontitis (gum loss and bone loss); orthodontics that use incorrect braces; lack of dental hygiene and tooth decay; grinding and bruxism; jaw pain or Craniomandibular Dysfunction (CMD); amalgams and incorrect implants.
All of these causes and outcomes have taught us that the possible impact of a disease can either be localized or spread throughout the entire body. This is scientifically supported by the fact that, in holistic dentistry, any kind of tooth disturbance always initiates inflammation-promoting processes, which in turn form the basis of acute and chronic systemic diseases. These kinds of interfering dental fields must be removed as a precautionary measure, and parts of teeth, or even whole teeth, often have to be replaced. This is always done in accordance with physiological norms and rules, e.g. using ceramic crowns, bridges and/or ceramic implants, in consultation with a team of doctors, for the benefit of the patient and in the best interests of their recovery and recuperation.
The treatment of acute and chronic systemic diseases must never be approached without also taking the teeth into consideration because biological medicine and biological dentistry require that we consider and treat each individual as a ‘whole’.