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To help the jawbone affected by osteolytic / infectious processes heal - are there viable alternatives to surgery such as injections of medicinally active substances into the bone?

Not according to authorities such as dentist Wesley E. Shankland, II, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.[1]. Eminent dentists such as Dr Ernesto Adler or Dr Johann Lechner (with the latter still practising in Munich, Germany) reaped all their healing successes of variegated diseases by jawbone surgery.[2]

Other dentists however disagree and report having used intraosseous injections alone with "amazing success in the treatment of residual osteitis or granuloma... including to prevent an extraction".[3]

Additionally, not all cavitation / osteitis surgery is crowned by success, i.e. permanent healing of the formerly infected and diseased jawbone tissue. This may be due to technical errors on the part of the dentist (or even errors committed by the patient). For example new scars may be created in the jaw potentially leading to new inflammation.

Intraosseous injections against jawbone osteitis and cavitations - the equipment

Instrumentation enabling dentists to perform deeply penetrating (intraosseous) injections was originally developed to allow the rapid and complete anesthesia of the jawbone by delivering the anesthetic solution directly into the deep-lying spongy (cancellous) bone.[4] To this effect, an extremely thin perforator and a matched-size injection-needle have been developed, with currently two principal systems on offer, the Stabident and the X-Tips system[5].

Expanding on the mere use of the above technology as an anesthesia-delivering system, Swiss physician and homoepath Dr Thomas Rau (director of the Paracelsus-Klinik in Lustmühle by St. Gallen) is credited with the first application of intraosseous injections for the treatment of chronic jawbone osteitis, chronic pulpitis and cavitations.

Incorporating elements of neural therapy (according to Hunecke[6]) - particularly local anesthetics - Dr Rau's clinic uses targeted injections of naturopathic remedies into the infected jaw areas (frequently consisting of softened and pus-filled bone). In this manner, it is hoped to see these old sealed-off foci of bacterial infection come "alive" - first by shedding the pus and toxins trapped in them, and then by gradually regenerating and rebuilding healthy bone.

Compared to cavitation surgery, the above approach is minimally invasive and virtually pain-free, involving no swelling. Varied additional measures will be concurrently implemented to help reduce the toxic load of the patient, including colonics.

Intraosseous injections against jawbone osteitis and cavitations - the method in detail

Using the above-mentioned extremely thin injection needles, a thin canal is drilled through the bone into the locus of infection or area of necrosis (or suspected interference field). Upon inserting the matching injection-needle, the dentist begins by aspirating the fluid contained, following up with the injection of ozone (to "wash out" the cavity). Finally, s/he injects the antiinfective homeopathic and other medication (such as DMPS or Unithiol in cases of suspected heavy metal deposits). The medication to use for each patient will be individually determined. These therapeutic injections are administered for some five weeks (at seven day intervals) at which time the focus of infection may be healed.

While the exact remedies being used seem to vary a lot among practitioners / clinics as well as according to the needs of the patient, the Paracelsus-Klinik for instance recommends the following isopathic Sanum and Heel remedies[7]:

  • obligatory use:
    the local anesthetics lidocaine or procaine
  • optional use:
    Arthrokehlan A
    Notakehl (Sanum)
    Pefrakehl (Sanum)
    Echinacea Comp. (Heel)
    Arnica comp. (Heel)
    Myosotis Comp. (Heel)
    Ubichinion Comp.
    Calcium Gluoratum-Injeel (Heel)[7]

Other remedies used may be "Odonton-Echtroplex" (Weber und Weber) or Neypulpin and Neyparadent (VitOrgan).

According to the Paracelsus clinic, targeted disinfection of infected jawbone areas (injection of homeopathic or isopathic remedies combined with ozone treatment) has allowed deep-seated inflammations to be healed thus helping to save teeth (e. g. by revitalizing inflamed pulp).

The Paracelsus-Klinik adds that sometimes a focal infection must be surgically removed but that the above-described therapeutic injections should still be administered to assist the body's self-healing.

Sample testimonial:  jawbone osteitis/cavitations healed via therapeutic intraosseous injections[8]

While there are voices reporting negative experiences with intraosseous injections (one reads: "it didn't help me apart from a short initial improvement while at the end the therapeutic injections actually made things worse" - the person in question went on to have surgery), here is a success story. This report is all the more remarkable in that the patient in question was already weakened by another disease:

"I underwent successful treatment of my jawbone osteitis using intraosseous injections. Having the osteitis surgically removed had seemed too risky to me after reading up on the subject... Being chronically ill and debilitated (from another disease), the risk was great that my body would have yet again been unable to heal the large wounds from surgery and developed new areas of inflammation instead - quite apart from the mutilation and disfigurement involved...

What was the cause of my jawbone osteitis/cavitations? Following several tooth extractions, the surgical wounds refused to heal properly. Instead of new bone tissue forming, I developed areas of infection (soft / mushy stuff or cavitations in the jaw where there should have been bone tissue). The fact that the wounds wouldn't heal could be linked to my body being weakened by chronic disease[9].

As the dentist started drilling into the inflamed areas in my jaw, his drill "jumped through" into "holes" in my jaw filled with a softish mass where there should have been bone. No blood came from these areas. In the course of repeated treatments (reopening the jaw at the right spots plus injection of the remedies), these formerly "dead" areas started to bleed - a sign that new vital tissue was being formed in the cavitations! After several rounds of such treatment, injecting the remedies became increasingly difficult since the newly built tissue kept getting denser and firmer: the bone was becoming hard as a rock. Currently, my treatment is next to complete.

The remedies injected were individually tailored to my needs (the "right ones" were determined via a "Bioresonance therapy" device). I received NO antibiotics but naturopathic remedies including "Os Suis" to build up the bones and Notakehl[7] (a remedy holistic doctors frequently use instead of antibiotics) (Lidocaine is used with every patient undergoing this treatment). To help remove the toxins of the old mushy masses in my jawbone, I received various naturopathic detox applications as well as colon hydrotherapy.

In the course of my treatment, I experienced a welcome side effect: many strange and agonizing symptoms I had in other parts of my body disappeared."

Are there other potential "surgery alternatives" to help heal cavitations / osteitis in the jawbone?

See Resolution of cavitational osteonecrosis through NeuroModulation Technique (a novel form of intention-based therapy: a clinical case study). Also see Oil pulling therapy (scroll to "Why oil pulling works").

German naturopath and author Hans-Dieter Bach recommends the homeopathic remedy "Löwe Lomplex 5" (containing Echinacea, Apis mellifica, Baptisia, and Thuja occidentalis) for suspected or known foci of infection. Take 3x20 drops daily and if the body "reacts", 3x40 drops a day for a while.

Where do you find a dentist who uses the method?

I am not aware of any addresses outside of Germany or Switzerland. I would suggest to directly enquire with Dr. Rau of the Paracelsus-Klinik in Switzerland (paracelsus.ch/?lang=en) since he also teaches the method and may have trained dentists from (further) abroad. Alternatively you can enquire with the organisations featured under Links (scroll to "Mercury-free and/or holistic dentistry").

Footnotes

1 Shankland in "Differential Diagnosis of NICO Lesions" affirms that "Treatment of NICO lesions always requires surgical removal of the affected bone, whether the actual diagnosis is osteomyelitis or osteonecrosis. ... if an infected bony area does not have a blood supply, no remedy, be it homeopathic or allopathic, can be distributed within the region. Also, localized injections of homeopathic remedies using intrabony injections ... have not proven to be successful. Thus, only surgery gives the patient a chance for any degree of recovery."
https://iaomt.org/wp-content/uploads/Differential-Diagnosis-of-NICO.pdf

2 See the examples under Dental interference fields and focal infections.

3 www.ganzheitliche-zahnheilkunde-hamburg.de/die-stabident-–-methode .

4 See www.stabident.com/advantages.html

5 The two intraosseous injection techniques were found to be similar regarding anesthetic success etc., see www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14664266 .

6 Dr Ferdinand Huneke (1891-1966) was (with his brother Walter) the co-discoverer of Neural therapy. This treatment uses injections of a local anesthetic into certain locations of the body to treat pain and illness.

7 See explanations re these remedies at www.sanum.com/katalog/english/Produkte_1.pdf - the German tradenames differ from the ones used in English. Heel remedies website: www.heel.com

8 translated from www.symptome.ch/vbboard/zahnmedizin-zahnprobleme/2858-kieferostitis-kiefer-ausfraesen-lassen-3.html

9 Indeed, osteitits of the jaw/cavitations seem to typically occur in people already weakened by other causes, although lack of proper surgical technique during dental extractions is a major contributor as well, see Dangers of Extractions.

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