Gum Disease & General Health Tips #33

(1) Degenerative Diseases Caused by Tooth Infections
Case Histories - Kidney Trouble,Stomach Ulcers

- By Dr. George Meinig, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

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(1) Degenerative Diseases Caused by Tooth Infections
Case Histories - Kidney Trouble,Stomach Ulcers

By Dr. George Meining,D.D.S.,

Kidney Trouble:

* Originally Dr. Price believed kidney infections only remotely related to dental focal infections. He eventually found, however, many 30 to 40 year olds were developing nephritis (kidney disease) without the disease being suspected by the patient or the
physician. Invariably, these patients were also found to have definite dental infections.

The case report of a 41 year old married woman who was suffering from rheumatism and heart trouble is of particular interest. A routine urine analysis also disclosed kidney involvement. Her extracted tooth was cultured and a rabbit inoculated in a vein with
one cc of the 24-hour old culture. After 49 days, the rabbit died; autopsy results are shown in the pictures on the following page.

Stomach Ulcers:

* Another case concerned a 43 year old woman who had been an invalid for six years suffering from vervousness, neuritis, and nervous indigestion.

These symptoms were associated indigestion. These symptoms were associated with neuralgic pains that occurred at her waistline. Such cases were usually grouped together as a alimentary trac and associate organ lesions, as they involved the digestive tract,
the gall bladder, stomach, intestinal indigestion, and the appendix.

* Because this patient had a severe amount of condensing osteitis (dense bone just below the roots), and such cases usually showed little x-ray evidence of infection, all of her upper teeth were removed. This brought a prompt improvement in the patient's health which allowed her to return to previous activities.

* Most dentists would say that even though this patient had severe osteitis, her root canal fillings appeared satisfactory and the root of the upper left second bicuspid appeared relatively easy to treat. However, a culture taken from other teeth and inoculated into a rabbit produced the ulcer you see in the accompanying picture.

Best wishes,
Sung Lee

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