Symptoms of dental intolerance reactions
By Karin Öckert, registered dentist and periodontology specialist Extract from article published in “Näringsråd och näringsrön” 1999;4(4):2
Are systemic intolerance reactions to dental care materials rare among our patients or did not dentists learn to observe and interpret the signs of intolerance? According to my 34-year clinical experience, systemic intolerance reactions are still much more common than local mucous membrane affections. Among my patients several hundred persons have shown severe systemic reactions to “incorrect” filling. These clinical symptoms have in many cases caused considerable suffering and even sick leave. Considering that more than 40 percent of the Swedish population today are affected by some sort of allergy or hypersensitivity, it is most urgent to increase our knowledge in this field by means of amplified research.
A 54-year-old lady got problems when inserting a gold crown of a tooth with gold pillar in 1965. First the tooth was devitalised with arsenious preparation and then got a gutta-percha root canal filling. The lady got severe mental symptoms, hysterical fits as well as depression, why she took Sobril all these years. Her other problems were meningitis, shingles and constantly paining muscles and head. At a slipped disc operation in 1983 a titanium plate was inserted in the skeleton and “hell broke out”. She was confined to bed and in 1986 she got early retirement pension. According to medical examination all values were without remark. She took Sobril, Cipramil, Treo, Pulmicort and Bricanyl for her respiratory difficulties. According to patch test she was allergic to nickel, palladium and colofony.
Her symptom points according to my symptom form were 207, a very high number.
Three months’ additional vitamins and minerals together with a very healthy diet reduced her bodily symptoms. Additional fibres did miracles for the stomach-bowel problems, which returned, however, as I extracted the root-filled tooth. I tested a composite material by etching it to the tooth. After six hours the symptoms arrived, the feeling of grains in her eyes, anguish, the nose blocked up, cough, shaking body, tachycardia, all muscles paining as well as respiratory problems. Having removed the test material all symptoms were gone after twenty-four hours. It appeared that she could not stand any composite or composite cement, only glass ionomere cement, why I changed her composite to Fuji LC and achieved good results.
This patient then went to GUA Health Centre for an intestinal cleansing cure implying a one-week diet on brine, fresh water and herbs etc. I have found that this cure may have a miraculous effect on many patients and she was one of them. On her return her symptom points decreased from 207 to 36 and she did not react to the amalgam removal. But most fantastic of all, she now tolerated all dental care materials. Without any problems I exchanged her glass ionomere fillings as they discoloured, and also cemented ceramic crowns with dual cement. Today, two years later, you can tell that she has got a new life. Her eyes beam with zest for life. Her medication is reduced to just Sobril now and then for sleeplessness. Thus it seems possible to make patients more tolerant to materials by strengthening the body’s own defence to heal completely the condition known as leaking intestine. This implies that the permeability of the intestine changes, resulting in increased intercellular leakage and enabling leaking of bacteriotoxins and undigested proteins into the circulation of the blood, causing toxic and allergic reactions. The reasons for leaking intestine may be infections with bacteria, fungus or parasites, heavy metals, medication with antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medicines, or food allergies among others. Patients with leaking intestine often develop new allergies or hypersensitivities that may disappear with ceasing intestinal leakage.
You could compare a person’s ability to tolerate environmental pollution to the capacity of a butt receiving water. Once the butt is filled a very small amount of toxic chemical may provoke acute symptoms.
Studies that do not pay attention to this complexity could not claim to be scientific.