Gum Disease & Life Saving Tips #30

In This Issue: Mouth Bacteria Act and Perform differently than
do Other Organisms
By Dr. George Meining,D.D.S.,

* The organisms which cause dental infections do not generally direct their activities toward any specific organ or tissue as do the bacteria strains that are responsible for the outbreak of measles, mumps, smallpox, diphtheria, etc.

* When dental infections seem to garget a specific organ or set of tissues, that patient often proves to have had a prior history of difficulty in that tissue or is currently having trouble.

* When the cause of an illness is focal infection from a tooth, tonsil, tonsil tag, or other area, and that source of infection is removed, the acute process usually disappears. When the cause of the illness is not from a focal infection source, it does not go away upon such removal.

* The organisms which live in the mouth on a day to day basis are harmless and non-poisonous. However, when the teeth or mouth tissues become diseased, these same bacteria have the ability to adapt, mutate, and thrive, often causing serious illness even in the presence of disinfectants which at one-tenth the concentration would have previously killed them.

* Most often rabbits would develop the same disease as the Patient, but in many instances they developed additional diseases. Some exmaples of actual cases follow:

Most often rabbits would develop the same disease as the Patient, but in many instances they developed additional diseases. Some exmaples of actual cases follow:

* Patient with arthritis - bacteria isolated from the extracted teeth were inoculated into four rabbits.

All four developed severe rheumatism. In addition, two developed liver trouble, one gallbladder lesions, one intestinal difficulties, and two developed brain lesions.

* Patient with acute rheumatism - nine rabbits were inoculated with bacteria from the root filled tooth. Seven developed rheumatism, one liver trouble, two heart involvements, and one recovered.

* Patient with myositis(muscle disturbance), neutritis, and lumbago - three rabbits were inculated with

bacteria from the extracted tooth. All three developed rheumatism, two heart lesions,one disease of the lungs, three of the liver, one gallbladder, two intestinal, and two kidney involvement. A total of 14 conditions took place in the three rabbits.

* I won't summarize the many other examples discussed in this chapter other than to say that they involved, in addition to the above named organs, the stomach, kidneys, eyes and gastrointestinal tract.

Sincerely, 

Sung Lee

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