Holistic

AT BANGALOW HOLISTIC DENTIST

In order to keep up-to-date and to always provide you with the safest, most effective, biological dental treatments and biocompatible products available, we are members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

Are you aware that mercury, fluoride and untreated gum disease can pose risks to your health?

Please go to the IAOMT website and learn about these matters in their science-based position papers which are heavily researched and cited.

Non-surgical biological gum treatment including ozonated water

Gum disease can be more serious than most people realise, as when it gets to the stage of periodontitis, it’s not only possible to lose teeth but even more concerning is its link to other diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.

Non-surgical, biocompatible gum treatments aim to eliminate the infection and promote healing, without removing tooth structure with harsh root planing.

If you have one or more of the following symptoms, you may have gum disease:

  • Bleeding after brushing or at any other time
  • Red, swollen, irritated, sensitive or painful gums
  • Shrinking, receding gums
  • Bad breath, bad taste
  • Moving or loose tooth or teeth

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Mercury amalgam filling removals

At Bangalow Holistic Dentist we use rigorous safety measures when removing mercury amalgam fillings. To protect you and to protect the environment, we are SMART certified (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique), adhering to the highest standard given by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

As a pioneer of holistic dentistry, Dr Cluer has not placed a mercury amalgam filling in a tooth for nearly 30 years. If you have silver fillings in your teeth, they will be mercury amalgam, which means approximately 50% mercury combined with other metals. Sometimes they’re hidden beneath crowns.

At your request, we can remove your mercury fillings and replace them with biocompatible, tooth-coloured, composite fillings or ceramic restorations, or provide you with other options if applicable.

If you’re considering mercury amalgam removals, book in for an initial consultation, at which time we’ll discuss diet, nutritional support, and the sequence and timing of removal for each tooth. Please remember, the removal of mercury amalgam fillings is a specialised field which requires highly protective measures and nutritional support for your body. Choose your dentist wisely.

For facts about mercury amalgam fillings, how we will protect you during removals, and for information about our nutritional detoxification protocols, click here.

Holistic tooth extractions and cavitation surgery

Ensuring a healthy and living jaw bone and faster, less painful healing.

 

For every extraction we perform, we thoroughly curette the extraction socket to remove any diseased tissue and the periodontal ligament from the bone. We also irrigate with saline solution, hydrogen peroxide, and Traumeel ampule solution (a very effective combination of mineral and biological extracts). This reduces any microorganisms and promotes faster, less painful healing.

If you’ve had a tooth removed in the past and the dentist hasn’t curetted, there’s a possibility you’ll have an area of diseased bone, called a cavitation. We can only offer cavitation surgery for certain areas of the jaw bone and always require a Cone Beam 3-D CT. If the areas are located in a more difficult area, such as in the wisdom tooth area, we’ll arrange a referral to an Oral Surgeon.

Less stressful extractions

 

If we deem the forces are becoming too great on the jaw bone when extracting your tooth, we will recommend that the tooth be sectioned – cut into two or three pieces (painless with anaesthetic), which allows each individual root to be removed separately, one at a time, and without trauma. This tends to be much less stressful for the patient as the separate roots come out easily.

Homeopathics, Essential oils and Rescue Remedy

The natural remedies we use in our clinic are and are very effectively used in dentistry, particularly post-operatively and after deep fillings.

We use Traumeel homeopathic compound for extraction wound healing and pain management, and also for traumatised tooth nerves, plus other inflammatory and degenerative processes.

Traumeel comes in tablet form and ingredients include:

  • Hypericum perforatum
  • Arnica montana
  • Calendula officinalis
  • Echinacea angustifolia
  • Echinacea purpurea
  • Chamomilla recutita

We have essential oils and rescue remedy to help calm anxious patients and to give you or your children courage. Just ask the receptionist or dentist when you come to your appointment.

Dental materials’ biocompatibility testing

Because your health and safety come first, we always use the most-proven biocompatible, least toxic materials and products in your mouth. We are mercury free, fluoride free, BPA free, and wherever possible metal-free.

Some sensitive individuals might require a biocompatibility/reactivity test, or a metal sensitivity test. Our dentist can arrange these for you.

For Implants we recommend zirconia (ceramic) over titanium (metal) where practical. For instance, it is not currently possible to have a zirconia implant for molars.

Metal sensitivity may present as a skin rash or urticaria where the metal is in contact with the skin. For example, many people have experienced a skin reaction to silver nickel earrings. Where exposure is from an orthopaedic or dental implant, the hypersensitivity may present as numerous symptoms associated with an overactive immune system. Symptoms may include:

  • Inflammation and pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Skin rashes

We offer the following types of materials’ testing:

  • Kinesiology – We can discuss this method of testing with you and recommend an excellent kinesiologist. We’ll provide you with a testing kit.”
  • We can discuss this method of testing with you and recommend an excellent kinesiologist. We’ll provide you with a testing kit.
  • Biocomp Laboratories provide a comprehensive clinical blood test that screens for individual systemic sensitivity by way of antibody detection, screening for systemic reactions associated with 94 chemical groups and compounds found in dental materials. See: biocomplabs.com
  • MELISA is a scientifically proven and clinically validated blood test which detects hypersensitivity to multiple metals. If you require a titanium implant or if you are undergoing a complete dental revision and require metal sensitivity testing for existing metals in your mouth, you might want to consider a MELISA blood test to detect the reaction of white blood cells to certain metals, providing a diagnosis of metal sensitivity. See: melisa.org

Please note; Bangalow Holistic Dentist does not endorse any particular method. Please do your own research and be comfortable with your decision before you choose to go ahead.

Complete Dental Revision

Dental toxins can represent a significant daily exposure to toxicity. Depending on the individual, this can be a potential causal factor and aggravator in degenerative diseases, inflammation and ill health.

A complete dental revision is where we investigate and remove all possible sources of dental toxin exposure. When the dentist assesses you, he looks for the following:

  • Mercury fillings
  • Incompatible dental metals
  • Failed or infected root canals
  • Cavitations (diseased areas in the jaw bone caused by extractions)
  • Failed or failing dental implants, with or without symptoms
  • Untreated asymptomatic dead teeth
  • Periodontal (gum) disease/infection

Testing or special investigations may include a B 3-D CT scan to assist us in diagnosing any hidden infections such as can be present with root canals or after extractions, a MELISA test to check for sensitivity or allergy to metals used in existing implants or crown and bridge work, and a test for biocompatibility of dental materials.

Our goal is to reduce or eliminate your daily exposure to dental toxins which may be having a negative impact on your overall health, including eradicating any gum disease you may have. 

AT BANGALOW HOLISTIC DENTIST

We achieve all the goals of modern dentistry whilst utilising a more biocompatible approach. Below, you’ll find a list of services we offer – all in keeping with Our Philosophy. If you don’t see what you want, give us a call and we’ll let you know how we can help.