The Dental Component
by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., PhD

Much has been written and said in the NTA and B manuals. Here is an update on new developments.

1.The Structural Component:

There are 2 basic approaches to get the bite right:

A) The intuitive/knowledge based approach (which can be enhanced with cranio-sacral skills, interpretation of model-casts, kinesiology exam etc.). B) The approach using x-rays , models and various instruments or determine where the bite should be. 


For me, 2 approaches have stood out and I recommend the attending dentists to investigate them:

  1. The acculiner by Jim Carlson DDS and Runar Johnson DDS to find the optimal plane of bite. The appliance will be presented during the seminar.

  2. The ALF appliance by Jerry Smith DDS to gently expand the upper jaw and open the cranium.

2.The Toxicity Issue

All dental materials are potentially toxic with a broad individual variety of reactions. Mercury and tin stand out as neuro-toxins. Mercury has the ability to destroy or damage the axonal transport system inside of each nerve (most affected are unmyelinated nerves: c-fibers or pain-nerves and the autonomic nerves) and trap basically all other environmental toxins. Therefore, mercury potentizes the damage done by all other environmental toxins.

Evidence will be presented from the latest research of top German toxicologist Max Daunderer M.D. that the entire jaw bone (upper and lower jaw) has become for most of us a toxic waste dump for the following materials:

  1. Pesticides

  2. Solvents (see also A.R.T.manual) ( mostly lower jaw)

  3. Formaldehyde (mostly lower jaw)

  4. Amalgam ( mercury, tin, copper, silver) (jawbone and max.sinus)

  5. Palladium (from gold crowns) (mostly upper jaw)

  6. All other dental materials to a lesser degree

Through biopsies Daunderer found that virtually all inhaled toxins are stored in the jaw bone in the areas adjacent to the root tips.

Metals and toxins leave characteristic changes in the jaw bone:

  1. Amalgam on the dental roots: spiral-like brightness around the roots; white slice-like brightness between the molar roots.

  2. Amalgam-lake: soft, nebulous wide level at the bottom of the maxillary sinus.

  3. Gold on the roots: bright, hard strips around the roots.

  4. Gold-lake: bright, hard level at the bottom of the maxillary sinus.

  5. Palladium on the roots: the outline of the root appears to be hazy, as if the root is dissolving.

  6. Palladium-lake: one or more horizontal stripes at the bottom of the max.sinus, often underneath the amalgam level.

  7. Other metals: aluminum, lead, bismuth etc. leave soft white dots around the roots or the neck of the tooth.

  8. Inhaled toxins: Daunderer was able to determine the age of the toxin exposure according to how deep the toxin has spread from the supplying artery into the jaw-bone. If the toxin reaches all the way to the cortical bone, the inhalation dates back more than 30 years.

  9. Formaldehyde: Pinhead size white dots, which are perfectly round in the area of the angle of the jaw, stripe like at the edge of the jaw bone.

  10. Mercury: soft, white nebulous level at the bottom of the sinus. In extreme cases also as soft white spots in the ascending part of the mandible.

  11. Palladium: inhaled palladium comes i.e. from car-catalytic converters. It settles at the bottom of the sinus as rough, thin line or several lines.

  12. Platinum: from car cat.converters, settles as soft line at the bottom of the sinus, especially if the patient is already mercury toxic.

  13. Solvents: inhaled solvents form dark round circular deposits - like a lake - in the ascending part of the mandible. The age can be assessed by location.

  14. Pesticides: PCP, Lindan etc. look like the solvent lakes, but have a sharp, white margin.

  15. Smoking: outlines the blood vessels in the jaw.

 

These are Daunderer's findings, which clarify a statement I have made for years: cavitations in the jaw bone are a symptom, not the cause of disease. Daunderer recommends to not close the surgical site, but leave a gauze strip in place. The jaw bone detoxes itself massively through the open wound (he found up to 20000 ppb of Hg in the gauze after 24 hours).

 

Amalgam in the Brain

1.Putamen : right side: manic behavior

left side: depression. Both sides even: manic depression

If there is amalgam in the brain stem, Vitamin B12, C and F and psychotropic medications (Prozac etc.) can potentiate the amalgam damage!

2.Pallidum: located on the cranial base, responsible for continuity of muscular movements. Most common symptom: Intention-Tremor. Children of smoking mothers are predisposed to deposit their mercury here (damage from carbon monoxide)

3.Spinal chord: most common symptom: kidney failure . Best kidney test: alpha-1- microglobulin in serum or urine. Typical and often overlooked in MS. Most often reversible with DMPS etc.

Neck-Musculature ( "Trigger-Points"): causes neck pain and headaches, torticollis. Always reversible with treatment

Daunderer's Axiom:

Without allergy to a specific metal the metal will not be stored in the brain!

(he estimates that 90% of the population are allergic to and therefore brain-toxic with metals)

Klinghardt's Axiom:

In order to detox the brain from metals, the metal allergies have to be identified and treated before, during and after the detox-program.

( NAET or the McCoombs or Phillips program are effective)

Other storage sites in the brain:

  1. Pituitary: in the anterior pituitary the inhaled metals are stored (dentists), in the posterior pituitary the dental metals (Amalgam, Palladium).

  2. Brain-Stem: all metals and other toxins stored here lead to multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Metals usually get here first and trap the other toxins.

  3. Cortex: metals here lead to atrophy.

  4. Lateral ventricles: every amalgam carrier and child of a mother who was an amalgam-carrier shows here dotted metal deposits the size of pin-heads. These are referred to as u.b.os in radiology (unknown brown objects - white matter lesions). Daunderer showed, that these patients are predisposed to develop MS, if their fillings are removed without the appropriate care. The lesions however disappear, if the amalgam is removed properly.

  5. Other interesting facts: Daunderer performed serial biopsies on malignant tumors in patients who were amalgam carriers and found predictably amalgam in the tumor. The concentration is highest in the center of the tumor (malignant melanoma, brain cancer, bladder, stomach, colon and tongue cancer, exactly as Omura did with his bi-digital O-ring test, a variation of A.R.T.). Daunderer also found the following other toxins concentrated in the center of these tumors: other metals - formaldehyde - solvents.

  6. Clinical pearls from Daunderer:

Symptom Main toxin secondary toxin

allergy formaldehyde( F) Amalgam ( A)

asthma F A

depression A F

over-stimulated F A

listless A all others

memory loss solvents (S) Aluminum

smell (poor) pesticides (P) A

hormonal problems P A

deafness A all others

infections P A

motor loss A P

Arthritis A Palladium

Insomnia A F

Vertigo solvents P

vision problems A( Hg, tin) S

tremor A Lead

panic attacks F

immune breakdown Dioxin

learning disability lead

hyperactivity lead

cancer lead

Osteoporosis cadmium

depression cadmium

headaches cadmium

Sources:

lead: old water pipes (sautering)

cadmium: plastics

dioxin: passive smoking, paper mills, garbage burning plants

formaldehyde: cosmetics, lumbar, disinfectants, root canals

solvents: paint, body care products

pesticides: treated wood, carpets

The dental alternatives:

1. All plastics give off small molecules, which are estrogen analogues.

Worst are the dental sealants used in children.

2. All plastics have strange effects on the immune system, especially those closest to the dentin. The smaller the molecules, the more immunogenic.

  1. Each material placed in the mouth or anywhere else in the body is a "resonator", forcing the system to respond and to adapt to the electro-magnetic properties.

  2. Gold, platinum and palladium are neurotoxins, highly allergenic and should not be used in the mouth.

I believe that I have seen enough evidence from German studies, that the most compatible material currently used in dentistry is ART-glass (both filling, crown and bridge material) and carboxylate cement. Bonding agents should only be used if an argon laser can be used as a curing light to form long molecules, which are less allergenic.

The current N.T approach for detox:

A regimen using segmental therapy, ganglion injections, DMPS, chlorella, cilantro and garlic will be discussed in detail. The injection techniques are outlined in NT A and B.

The Melisa Test from Sweden (Karolinska Institut, Vera Stejskal, Tel:

0046/8/655 7698)

Memory Lymphocyte Immuno Stimulation Assay

 

This is the most advanced test for allergies towards dental materials.

There are 2 varieties:

  1. Morphology test: the lymphocytes are observed under the microscope, while they are exposed to a dilution of the toxin.

  2. Thymidin test: radioactive thymidin is used to demonstrate allergies of the type IV

It is this test that has exposed gold, platinum, paladium and other dental metals as possible haptens. The mechanism will be explained during the seminar. It makes these metals from here on unacceptable as dental materials except in particular well chosen circumstances. Placing gold in a patient's mouth is playing Russian roulette with the patient's health. The only test that currently correlates well with the MELISA test is Autonomic Response Testing, which is reliable, fast and inexpensive. The blood tests from Colorado do not correlate well with the MELISA test and should be considered from here on only as adjunctive tests.

The Superior Cervical Ganglion Block

This sympathetic ganglion has a unique task: it modifies all efferent impulses and commands which travel in the sympathetic nervous system to the brain and all structures of the face, head and upper neck region. Dysfunction of this ganglion can create problems in any of the involved structures.

Even though outlined in previous NT seminars, here is a translation of the published literature ( in: H.Barop, Lehrbuch und Atlas der Neuraltherapie, Hippokrates 1996, pp 204 - 209)

The Goebel Technique (intra-oral approach)

The patient sits or lies supine. The mouth is wide open. An illuminated spatulum is used. The connecting line between upper and lower tonsillar pole marks the lateral border of the 2nd cervical vertebra, whose transverse process lies in the same plane.The point of injection lies 0.5 cm distal (medial) to the mid-tonsillar region. A 30G,1"needle is slowly advanced 1.5 cm pointing slightly laterally at an angle of 20 degrees. The needle tip lies now in the retropharyngeal space anterior to the neurovascular bundle of the internal carotid artery, directly at the level of the superior cervical ganglion. Aspirate twice and again after turning the needle 180 degrees. Inject initially 0.2- 0.4 cc procaine. If the patient remains comfortable, inject slowly a total of 2 cc.

Inject only one side per treatment!! Possible problems: bilateral paresis of the laryngeal recurrent nerve with trouble breathing and dysregulation of the circulation.