The short video presentation below shows the process by which Dr. Noumbissi and his team place one-piece zirconia dental implants. Assessment of the area where the tooth needs to be replaced is made clinically during a consultation but also enhanced with advanced 3D dental imaging obtained with a dental (CBCT) scan. The implant placement procedure is planned performing virtual surgery using Anatomage’s InVivo implant planning software. Once the planning is completed, the data is uploaded to Anatomage’s laboratory, a computer generated surgical guide is printed and returned in the mail in as little as 48 hours. The surgical guide allows for precise and virtually error free implant placement but also negates the need for large flaps and excessive bone exposure. This minimally invasive protocol reduces surgery time, improves implant placement accuracy, greatly reduces post surgery discomfort and drastically reduces healing time.
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More than 40,000 root canals are performed every day in the United States affecting more than 25 million people annually.
What most people haven’t yet come to realize is that root canal procedures can lead to serious life threatening or chronic health issues including cancer and heart disease.
Chronic Disease Linked to Root Canals
Dr. Weston Price, a well-known dentist and researcher noted for extensive research conducted in the early part of the 20th Century, was able to demonstrate that a high percentage of chronic degenerative diseases can and do originate from root canal therapy. The most frequent are heart and circulatory diseases. The next most common diseases were those of the joints, arthritis and rheumatism followed by diseases of the brain and nervous system.
In one of his studies, Dr. Price transferred diseases harbored by humans into rabbits, by implanting fragments of teeth from root-canals. He found that root canal fragments transplanted from a person, who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within only a few short weeks. The heart attack study was conducted with 100% effectiveness while other diseases were more than 80% transferable by following this same method.
Through Dr. Price’s research we now know that nearly every chronic degenerative disease has been linked with root canals, including:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Arthritis, joint, and rheumatic diseases
- Neurological diseases such as ALS
- Autoimmune diseases
- Various types of cancers
- Musculoskeletal diseases
- Irritable bowel diseases such as Crohn’s Disease
People with healthy immune systems can generally ward off most bacteria that stray away from the infected tooth. But as the immune system weakens, over time or due to an accident or illness or other trauma, a person’s body may not be able to keep the infection from advancing. A weakened immune system will then allow bacteria to grow unchecked and migrate out into surrounding tissues and into the blood stream, where they are then transported various sensitive locations of the body such as an organ or gland or tissue.
The Breast Cancer Connection
More recently, Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher, discovered an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer. His five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases indicated that 93 percent of women with breast cancer had root canals and seven percent had other dental issues. Interestingly enough, in most cases tumors manifest on the same side of the body as the root canal(s) or other dental restoration. Dr. Jones deems that toxins from the bacteria in an infected tooth or jawbone inhibit the body’s natural ability to suppress tumor development.
The Demon Bacteria
Since there is no foolproof way to clean out the narrow tubules of a dead tooth, it will eventually become an incubator for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria. It has been found that literally billions of bacteria live in and around root canals, where they generate some of the most toxic organic substances, 1,000 times more toxic than botulism toxin. As the bacteria mutate over time into more and more virulent forms, they eventually migrate from the root of the tooth into the bone where they cause infections, called cavitations. Inside these bone cavities the bacteria begin to produce the more highly toxic poisons – including mercaptans, thioethers and others.
Dr. Jones relates the presence of toxins in the cells to the onset of cancer. His study indicates that the toxins thwart the production of key proteins and, without these proteins; there is nothing to stop cells or clusters of cells from becoming cancerous. Studies conducted at North Carolina Institute of Technology (NCIT) using toxins from 900 extracted root canal teeth and over 4000 biopsies of infected bone, have demonstrated extreme inhibition of the production of these important proteins. Their studies have led researchers to believe some cases of cancer are the result of chronic exposure to these toxins.
Although the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists reject the research indicating that the bacteria found in and around root canals can cause disease, we know that they base this misguided assumption on the idea that the bacteria in diseased teeth are the SAME as normal bacteria in your mouth—and nothing could be farther from the facts.
Bacteria Linked to Disease
Bacteria can be identified using DNA analysis, whether they’re dead or alive, by looking at their DNA signatures. The Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root canal teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100% of the samples tested. They were able to identify more than 40 different species of anaerobic bacteria in each sample. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with 19 to 53 types of bacteria each individual sample. The bacteria found by similar tests conducted by independent laboratories reveal the following types:
- Acinetobacter baumanii – linked to Pneumonia and Periodontal disease
- Gemella morbillorum – linked to invasive endocarditis, Meningitis & Arthritis
- Klebsiella – linked to pneumonia Lung infections, infections of the Urinary Tract, biliary tract & Osteomyelitis & Meningitis
- Porphyromonas gingivalis – Protein metabolism, Biofilms, leads to Bone destruction and Premature labor
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa – linked to Central Nervous System disorders, Endocarditis, Brain abscesses & increase in liver enzymes, Prosthetic heart valve invasion
- Streptococcus mitis – found in Strep Throat, Scarlet fever and linked to heart failure –
And this is just a sample of the more common types of bacteria. The following bacteria found in root canals of the TERF study are also known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities. They include:
- Rhpumatir fpvpr
- Porphyromonasgingivalis ix
Bottom Line: Root Canals Create Toxic Bacteria
Up to 400 percent more bacteria are found in the surrounding tissues of the root canal tooth than in the tooth itself, indicating that the dead tooth works as an incubator for bacteria that feed on the periodontal ligament where they mutate, grow in number and eventually invade the bone surrounding the root canal.
If you have been told you need a root canal your best option is to get a second opinion. In some cases your holistic dental practitioner will be able to find an alternative to root canal treatment or extraction. If that is not possible, we can work with you to make sure that the root canal treatment is done in such a way as to minimize toxicity of the tooth for a longer period of time. However, surgical extraction using biological method is still the most complete way to rid the body of this problem.
Root Canals Dangerous
97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure… http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/18/dangers-of-root-canaled-teeth.aspx?e_cid=20120218_DNL_art_1
The Dental Connection to Chronic Illness
On Thursday and Friday August 02 and 03, 2012 we will host our second session of Real TimeVisual Dental Education™ for 2012. This will be a two-day zirconia implantology training and certification course. A total of twelve (12) C.E. credits will be awarded for both days. This course will feature the Z-Systems one-piece ceramic dental implants and will cover the areas of case selection, advanced clinical and radiographic diagnostics, site specific implant selection, guided surgery and one-piece zirconia implant temporization modalities.
This Real Time Visual Dental Education™ program will consist of over-the-shoulder hands-on surgical and prosthetic exercises and live surgical and prosthetic demonstrations on zirconia implants. Participants to this course will be introduced to the InVivo implant planning software from Anatomage during the 3D implant placement planning session. Each participant will practice implant placement on a stereolithographic model of a real patient along with a surgical guide generated specifically for that case. Early registrants (before July 01, 2012) will be able to submit CT scan data of their own patient and therefore will be able to practice on a stereolithographic model of their own patient. All participants will keep the stereolithographic models and the surgical guides for future reference.
On Friday August 03, the second day of the course two real-time live surgical procedures and a live implant restoration session of zirconia implants will be performed by Dr. Noumbissi on live patients. Attendance for this course is limited to six dentists and will be held in our Silver Spring implant practice.
This course is designed to provide the clinician with the ability to confidently integrate one-piece zirconia dental implants in their practice.
This course will enable participants to:
- Understand the rationale behind the use of Yttrium-Stabilized Zirconia as a dental implant material.
- Recognize indications for successful placement of zirconia dental implants.
- Identify the prosthetic need for implant site preparation and/or preservation.
- Proper and predictable selection of temporization techniques for one-piece zirconia implants.
- Utilize CBCT (cone Beam CT scan) and virtual implant planning software to increase case success.
- Appropriate selection of permanent restorative materials.
CANCELLATION AND CHANGES
More often than not and especially in emergency cases, patients are undecided about the method of tooth replacement they desire a the time of tooth removal. As a result extractions are done in a conventional manner and even with the utmost care bone defects can be created during the process of extraction. The natural process of bone resorption during healing after extraction can also make things even more complicated.
The case presented in the slideshow below is one where after the emergency extraction, the patient was given a removable partial denture also commonly called “flipper”. After a few weeks of wearing the flipper, the patient could no longer bear with discomfort of the flipper. After review of available options, the patient opted for a conservative, natural , metal free and non-removable method of tooth replacement. A zirconia crown supported by a ceramic dental implant which is also made of zirconia was selected to be the method of tooth replacement.
As part of our diagnosis and treatment planning protocol, a low radiation dental CT (CBCT) scan study of the area with the missing tooth was completed and it was discovered that as a result of the extraction and the loss of bone volume the site of implant placement was compromised. We were also able to determine the remaining bone density/quality, predetermine the exact volume of bone to reconstruct, select the accurate implant size and predetermine the crown shape. The exact location of the maxillary sinus floor was identified and assessed because maxillary sinus perforation can some times occur when implants are placed in the posterior upper jaw. With so much information gleaned from the dental CT scan we were able to safely and predictably place a zirconia dental implant and immediately seat a fixed temporary crown on the implant the same day it was inserted in the jaw.
After a bone integration period and soft tissue maturation of four months, the temporary acrylic crown was removed, impressions were taken and a permanent zirconia crown was fabricated and cemented to the implant.
A Comparative Study of Mineralized Bone Allografts versus Xenografts in Atrophic Human Maxillary Sinuses
The placement of dental implants in the posterior maxilla can sometimes be complicated due to the loss of bone below the maxillary sinuses. This is very common after maxillary molars have been lost or extracted and no bone preservation procedures provided at the time of extraction. Sinus graft/lift procedures are then necessary in order to create a proper foundation for implant placement. This article, published in June 2010 pp 47-60 in the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry (www.JIACD.com)compares the amount of new bone formation and residual graft material when mineralized human dried bone (allografts) are used versus bovine bone (xenografts) are utilized to increase bone volume in maxillary sinus. Sammy Noumbissi DDS MS
Clinical and Histologic Evaluation of a Mineralized Bone Allograft (PUROS) in Human Maxillary Sinuses
This study was conducted by Dr. Noumbissi in 2000 and published in the Journal od oral Implantology in 2005. This project was part of Dr. Noumbissi thesis project while in training in dental implantology at Loma Linda University’s Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry in California.
This evaluation of one 100% mineralized bone allograft was the first of its kind and the results were groundbreaking. An allograft is bone harvested from another individual of the same species, that means in this case that the material used was human bone.This article is often referenced in implant publications by other authors. It is also widely quoted by lecturers and speakers around the world.
Please follow this link to read the article: Noumbissi et al Article JOI
Guided bone regeneration is the process by which bone is regenerated in a deficient prospective implant area and in some cases around a tooth that has lost some bone.
This method of bone augmentation requires not only the bone material (graft) but also a barrier membrane to exclude gum tissue from invading the slower forming bone. Therefore the bone materials used in this case must be carefully selected because they need to be conductive at the very least. In other words the graft material must allow and facilitate your own bone forming cells to migrate into the graft and allow or trigger (inductive) your bone forming cells to use it as a scaffold for new bone formation and deposition.