Thermography is an incredibly useful tool for both diagnosing, and confirming reflexes for, oral pathology. Oral pathology is difficult to detect by conventional means, but it is potentially life-threatening. I am well aware that, at the very least, problems with the teeth, mouth, and jaw can be a major contributor to chronic illness. This is why I strongly recommend a thermal imaging scan of the face and neck region.
In the book Am I Dead? or do I just feel like it * (by Fred Hughes), a thermographer named Robert Dowling claims that “every client of [his] with a diagnosis of breast cancer has had oral pathology on the same side.” But cancer is not the only risk.
Here’s an anecdote from the above book:
An 11 year old boy woke with conjunctivitis in his left eye. Drops didn’t help. Next drops didn’t help. Systemic meds didn’t help. It spread to his right eye. In eighteen months, he was 80% blind in both eyes and had the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. At this point, a thermography scan indicated infection in his upper left jaw. All the teeth there looked fine. No cavities. No fillings. No pain. No injuries or abscesses. Enamel looks great. But a special dentist determined with the thermogram and panoramic X-Ray which tooth it probably was, and when extracted this tooth was stinky, rotten dead inside. Within one hour, this young boy started to perk up.
Within one week, his vision was fully restored.
What exactly is oral pathology?
Here are a few conditions and their descriptions:
- Osteonecrosis: death of bone tissue
- Cavitation: the formation of an empty space within a solid object; in this case, an empty area in the jawbone which can be filled with necrotic fluid.
- Jawbone infection
- Osteomyelitis: inflammation of the bone or bone marrow
These are a few of the names of conditions in the bone, underneath teeth, or in old extraction sites, which indicate pathology (disease). Unfortunately, American dentists are not always taught to identify these in the slight variations seen on X-Rays. These conditions are especially prevalent at teeth which have been treated with root canals, as well as wisdom tooth and other extraction sites. However, thermal images can show even subtle problems that might wreak havoc in the body but present no symptoms. Hence my excitement about thermography as a diagnostic tool!
General dental extraction protocols are not always careful enough about extracting or removing the entire ‘apical core’ periodontal membrane of a dead tooth. Leaving this core membrane, which may appear perfectly healthy, can prevent new blood flow into that opening and thus prevent new bone from growing there. The site can develop into a necrotic (dead) hole. Also, the dentist won’t be able to see infection or bad bone that can remain outside the core if it isn’t removed. Often, much of the original infection around the bad tooth is left to continue festering outside the core.
American dentists also are not always trained how to clean out these pathologies to allow the body to build healthy bone. Even if your dentist is identifying infection or abscess in your mouth, I recommend you consult with a cavitation specialist to be sure this surgery is done correctly the first time. There is, fortunately, a handful of caring dentists in the United States who have networked and trained each other and are helping save the lives of many. It is essential that you work only with one of these dentists to receive appropriate care. I am happy to make a referral to the correct dentist in your area, once I have analyzed your needs from my perspective.
At this point, I am happy to report that my findings have been confirmed every time by the dentists I work with, and many of my clients with difficult recoveries are finally getting better!
Please read my article Dental Recommendations for more information and recommended reading materials.