The patient had been treated with antirheumatic drugs to no avail - particularly corticosteroids which had actually made him worse.

Dental examination showed 32 sound caries-free teeth in his mouth - as many other patients of Dr Adler's he had an outwardly perfect set of teeth. X-rays however revealed two "interfering" factors which potentiated each other:

Impacted wisdom teeth on both sides (due to lack of space a tooth becomes a "neural" interference field) together with an extended area of jaw bone destruction surrounding their roots (large periodontal pocket plus osteitis [inflammation of the jaw bone])[3].

Both wisdom teeth were extracted and the infected bone curetted (debrided).

Due to the patient's extended previous treatments with drugs (which typically act as a blockage, i.e. render the body less or unresponsive to therapeutic intervention), the patient ony very slowly improved. He did eventually recover his health, with his rheumatism gradually disappearing.

Dr. Adler comments this case by writing that "if a patient comes for treatment after many years and after having swallowed hundreds of pills, with his entire immune system blocked, achieving a cure will of course be a less easy affair."

Footnotes

1 Details under Dental interference fields and focal infections: important background information and Impacted wisdom teeth: potential health impacts: removing interference fields / focal infections can (near-)instantly heal physical ailments.

2 Case summarised and translated from dentist Ernesto Adler's book "Neural Focal Dentistry: Illness Caused by Interference Fields in the Trigeminal" (German original: Störfeld und Herd im Trigeminusbereich: Ihre Bedeutung für die ärztliche und zahnärztliche Praxis, August 2013). If you wish to buy this book, please do so via this site's Amazon links.

3 This bone inflammation or destruction is likely to have been what is known as a cavitation infection which is a dangerous hidey-hole in the jawbone.

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