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FIRE IN THE HOLE
Cavitations, Wormholes, and the Bermuda Triangle
by Michael Abedin
“Look, Mom! No cavities!” It was 1958, and Crest toothpaste ads showed wholesome, smiling Norman Rockwell kids holding up a clean bill of health from their dentist.
No cavities, indeed, but what about – cavitations?
A cavity is a hole in the surface of the tooth – a cavitation is a lesion, a hole in the jawbone, one that’s not as readily detectable (or repairable) as a cavity in the tooth’s enamel. Cavitations weren’t a big topic of conversation in 1958. Half a century later, they still aren’t discussed as much as they should be.
Wormholes in your jaw.
There’s no single culprit causing cavitations, but it’s their effect that concerns holistic dentist Matthew Carpenter of Transcend Dental Health, who’s done extensive studies of cavitation research done by Mark McClure, a dentist and a Doctor of Integrative Medicine with the National Integrated Health Associates.
“Cavitations,” Carpenter explains, “are toxic waste sites for mercury and other metals found in amalgam fillings and crowns. They accumulate in these holes in the jawbone, and can cause serious long-term health problems.”
McClure refers to cavitations as NICO – Neurological Inducing Cavitational Osteotis – a fancy way to say “holes in bone that hurt, and can cause things to hurt in other places.” He points out some controversies surrounding them:
- Traditional dental training acknowledges NICO lesions but minimizes their importance, leaving it to integrative practitioners to spread the word – with the usual possibility of being criticized by mainstream practitioners and professional associations.
- The usual treatment is surgery. Non-surgical alternative treatment, like chelation therapy, is sometimes possible – but it also has the possibility of being criticized by mainstream practitioners and professional associations.
- Diagnosis is tricky. Standard imaging techniques often can’t detect the full extent of NICO sites, which can range from round to what Murphy calls “fingerlike projections extending outward, like worm-holes.” It sometimes requires working backwards from a wide range of symptoms, using non-traditional methods like biofeedback that have the possibility of – well, you know the rest.
Alien invaders and the Bermuda Triangle.
In sci-fi flicks, aliens can escape through wormholes, or hide in them so you can’t see them because the normal rules of three-dimensional time, space, and physics don’t apply. NICO lesions act the same way.
Blood supply shuts down to isolate toxins like mercury that the body’s dumped there, along with metals from old crowns, bridgework, and other procedures – tin, platinum, palladium, nickel, maybe even the occasional plane or ship that disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle.
The Triangle is actually a pretty apt analogy, since the effects of cavitations can seem to disappear from the screen entirely, then pop up in other, unlikely locales. The autonomic nervous system, unable to cope with the toxicity, either sets up an interference field of sorts to isolate it, meaning the immune and excretory systems can’t find it, or refers it to other areas – and some of those areas are potentially lethal.
A perfect opportunity for cavitations to form is when third molars – wisdom teeth – are removed, especially if more than one comes out at a time. Metabolic activity is high in the extraction sites, making them good candidates for toxic dumpsites. The Chinese determined that acupuncture meridians and their associated organs are connected to teeth, and those third molars, Carpenter points out, are connected to – yep, the Heart Meridian.
The toxins lurking in a NICO site can also hamper your energy-producing enzymes and ability to metabolize oxygen. Lack of energy and chronic fatigue symptoms are a good clue that energy is being diverted elsewhere – maybe your mouth and jaw, a hotbed of nerves and circulation connected directly to your cardiovascular system and inches from your brain.
Whatever to do?
Research indicates it’s a good idea to get mercury out of your mouth before any major dental surgery. Transcend Dental uses state-of-the-art retrieval systems, and recommends taking good care of wisdom teeth so they can stay put. If extractions are necessary, Carpenter uses a protocol involving ozone, intravenous vitamin C, and complete removal of all ligaments, since they can inhibit full healing and create cavitation sites.
There’s no single cause for the recent rise in autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, allergies, cancer, Lyme, candida. There’s always a complex set of factors – and some of them may be hiding, deep down in the bones of your jaw.
Dr. Matthew Carpenter of Transcend Dental Health uses drill-free air abrasion, ozone therapy, natural alternatives to antibiotics, non-surgical treatment of gum disease, and genotype testing for susceptibility to mercury toxicity.
(512) 255-3618, www.tdhtx.com