Gum Disease & General Health Tips #41

The Largest Variety of Organisms Inhabiting in The Mouths
of People was The Streptococcus Family.

-By Dr. George Meinig,D.D.S.

Gum Disease & General Health Tips #41
In this issue:

(1) The Large Variety of Organisms Inhabiting in The Mouths
of People was The Streptococcus Family.

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

(1) The Largest Variety of Organsims Inhabiting in The

Mouths of People was The Streptococcus Family.
By Dr. George Meining,D.D.S.,

The large variety of organisms inhabiting in the mouth of people was the streptococcus family which, through thousands of bacteriologic tests, Dr. Price found to be mainly mainly involved in infections of the teeth and gums. He discovered that out of the 10 varieties of streps involved in mouth infections, the "fecalis" streptococcus was presented in 65 1/2 percent of the cases tested. Though streptococcus predominated, it was often accompanied by fellow organisms, such as those of the staphlococcus, spirochete or protoza families.

One of these species of microscopic travelers in our bloodstream would find some organ or tissue of the body an ideal place to set up housekeeping. The sexual proclivity, by which they divide and multiply, allows them to dominate the world in which they reside and makes for some severe illness situations.

The price studies weren't able to disclose the extent to which spirochete forms enter the human body and are involved in dental infections, but his group's research led them
to believe these organisms do so more often than was, or is, realized.

Though systemic involvement in laboratory animals from spirochetes was a rare occurrence, a huge tumor-like mass on a rabbit's knee and a large abscess in the thigh of
another rabbait - both of which were produced by the introduction of an almost pure culture of spirochetes - are easily seen in the root canal microscope slide picturesmade by Dr. Price. Incidentally, the infections in these rabbits occurred after inoculations with organisms taken from a pyorrhea pus pocket of a patient suffering from
an unusual type of neutritis.

Best wishes,

Sung Lee

 

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