My Upcoming Dental Revision Trip: Biocompatibility Testing

my panoramic xray

My panoramic dental  xray

Aren’t you glad you tuned in? Here is my mouth, soon to be revamped a bit. This panoramic xray shows lots of interesting stuff. For example, you can easily see the bridge in my lower left (image is opposite view).  It also shows all the fillings, which are composites. I had my amalgams taken out 12 years ago in 1999.

The holistic dentist who placed the bridge six years ago did a biocompatibility test through Clifford Research. This type of blood test tells you which type of dental material is relatively safe in your mouth. ‘Relatively’ because your immune system to reacts anything foreign placed in your body.

When I sent this pano to the dentist who I will soon be traveling to see however, he noted that the bridge must have metal or else it would not show up so white in the xray. He thought it may be zirconium (aluminum). Apparently Clifford does not see zirconium as toxic, but BioComp (who did my biocompatibility test last week) says that 99% of people react to it. I do not know the ins and outs of this topic. One of Clifford’s informational pdfs states:

There is much to learn. But back to me. Next week I will go to a Hal Huggins-trained dentist a plane trip away from here. He thinks that we’re dealing with two or three infected teeth, one of which – #3 – I am fairly certain will need to be extracted. I have been having mild pain and throbbing off and on for a year now. I will be glad to get that out. And if you recall, my trip to the EAV doctor uncovered that very same tooth infection, with a call to do something about it asap. I like it when both the distant dentist and the practitioner of the body electric agree on the same exact site, without ever having looked in my mouth, without ever having known about each other, without my ever having told them anything about anything.

Besides that extraction I will be getting my composite fillings (materials unknown) replaced with biocompatible materials. I will also get that bridge (a LAVA bridge, which is aluminum-containing) removed, and perhaps a partial put there to cover another extraction (infected tooth #19) and a space where #20 has always been congenitally absent (the reason for the bridge in the first place, when I was 9 years old or so).

BioComp’s 60 page Serum Compatibility Testing Report lists high/moderate/least reactivity to metals, etching materials, glass ionomers, porcelain and ceramics, and many other materials. I did not know this but all-porcelain crowns (which my #3 tooth is) have aluminum in them. This is what stands them apart from plain ceramics. Here is the metals page from my report:

I plan to do a day by day blow of the dental trip. I’m scheduled to be seen Monday through Thursday, and will fly back home Friday. Wish me luck!

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4 Responses to My Upcoming Dental Revision Trip: Biocompatibility Testing

  1. Janelle says:

    I would love to hear about what they did in your mouth. I need a full dental revision.

    • Amanda says:

      You can read all about the four days of dental revision work, starting here – I still have three temporary partials now, but in a couple of months I’ll go somewhere more local to get fitted for the permanents. Unlike my Hal Huggins-trained dentist in Mexico, my local dentist said that my options, in preferential order, are implants, then bridges, and lastly permanent partials. I like the partials option best because that way I’ll avoid having an embedded foreign substance in my body (I already have one in my spine), and none of my teeth will be filed down (like I’ve down in the past for bridges). Am I happy that I have a few missing teeth now? No! But I prefer it to always wondering about a systemic infection originating in my mouth. And I no longer have tooth pain. I look forward to doing another thermograph to see that there is no more heat in the jaw area.

  2. Rene says:

    Thank you for posting a portion of your test results… I’m planning to order a biocomp test on my own also and not via a dentist, since there aren’t any holistic dentists in the region that I live.
    I’m a bit confused however on having this test ordered without a dentist and wondering if the dentist that orders the test for a patient sends a list of the common materials that they use on their patients as well to know which ones to rule out? If so, I think I’d probably need to make a list of the common materials that dentists use here.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Rene,

      I need to drive two hours to see my dentist as there are no other IAOMT dentists nearer to me than that. Check IAOMT’s site for info on someone who may be closer to you. You need to have the test ordered by a dentist or doctor. Did you see this post and its comments?
      The last biocompatibility testing I did was with Cliffords.

      I know it can get overwhelming, all this prep we find ourselves doing for our good health. Just do your best and you will be okay! The crowns my dentist just put in are zirconium, which showed up as compatible for me through the Cliffords test. Good luck!

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