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In many chronic diseases, as for example allergies, joint and muscle pain, diabetes, thyroid diseases or gastrointestinal diseases, the cause can often not be clearly determined. Research has shown that a part of these diseases is also attributed to diseases and materials in the oral cavity (teeth, jawbones, dental foreign materials) or at least strongly associated with these. A healthy immune system reacts to inflammatory processes in the body and in most cases can, if not eliminate them, at least stably hold them off for a long time. However, if these processes are chronic, the immune system is exposed to an excessive permanent burden, which eventually overstrains it. A large number of inflammatory substances are distributed throughout the organism and can bring about various symptoms off the oral cavity.

Silent Inflammation - v. Baehr -

The connection between dentistry and chronic diseases

Material incompatibilities - Höhne -

Many materials that have been used in dentistry and sometimes still are used today, are materials that are perceived as foreign substances by the immune system and therefore cause defence reactions. In biological dentistry these foreign materials, as for example metals, but also dead tissue or root-treated teeth, which are diagnostically conspicuous, are systematically removed. For the reconstruction only biocompatible material is used. This is perfectly tolerable and does not cause any defence reactions.

Environmental dentistry as a help for chronically ill patients

After a thorough examination and interviewing the patient, it is possible to establish, whether an inflammatory process comes from the oral cavity. Once the focus of inflammation has been correctly detected, according measures are taken. The use of a new, more appropriate denture is planned and the old material will be then removed and replaced. Environmental dentistry as biological dentistry are not only an optimal alternative for the chronically ill, but are also recommended for people who value a gentle and healthy dental treatment.

The chronic inflammation in the jaw area, aseptic osteonecrosis, ischemic osteonecrosis cavity-forming osteolysis of the jawbone, jaw osteitis, residual osteitis, Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis (NICO), fatty degenerative osteolysis/osteonecrosis of the jawbone (FDOJ), degenerative bone destruction:

There are many terms for this chronic inflammatory disease. Classic inflammatory signs, such as pain, are mostly missing. This is why it is not always diagnosed. In certain cases, however, it can also cause health complaints in the trigeminal area. Indications can be provided through laboratory results as well as diagnostic means, such as 3D-examinations or ultrasound. The bony structures in the jaw slowly dissolve and hollow spaces are formed in the jawbones. An untreated jaw osteitis can be a massive intensifier for many chronic diseases, as for example inflammatory intestinal diseases, autoimmune diseases, rheumatologic diseases and many others.

Preparation with normal healthy bone - Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 1999; 28:423; Adams/Spolnik/Bouquot
Preparation with sick bone- Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 1999; 28:423; Adams/Spolnik/Bouquot