PRF and Dentistry

PRF stands for platelet rich fibrin

The use of PRF in dentistry was first introduced by its inventor Dr. Joseph Choukroun MD from France.
Healing factors as related to the patient:

1)   When a patient has low vitamin D levels; below 30 ng per ml of blood, healing will be slowed, and it is also associated with higher levels of allergies. The human body produces its own antibiotics, vitamin D is necessary for this process. (Reference: Olsen, European Journal of clinical microbiology)
Deficiency of vitamin D increases the prevalence of the harmful strains of the following bacteria in the body: Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Klebsielia, E. coli, and Candida.

57% of patients going through surgery of any kind have a deficiency in vitamin D.  Deficiency in vitamin D also increases the prevalence of neuromuscular pain by 50%.  Supplementation with vitamin D should be with D2 & D3 for one month before surgery for patients who are deficient in vitamin D.

Furthermore, there is a correlation between higher levels of vitamin D and lower LDL and " bad cholesterols".

2)  High levels of LDL are proportional with high levels of oxidized LDL, which is responsible for the death of the osteoblast cells. (Reference M. Brudeur 2009 cholesterol metabolism and osteoblasts)

3)  Higher viscosity of blood is proportional to Hematocrit levels over 45%, which creates sluggish blood flow and slows down the healing.

4)  High blood pressure and Atherosclerosis also reduce the blood flow.

5)  Smokers typically have high LDL, high hematocrit levels, high blood pressure, and Atherosclerosis.

If you have any questions, please contact your San Diego Holistic Dentist, Dr. Fallah for more information.

Toxic Mercury and Changes

WHY is Mercury Still Used?

At Least One Dental School is Forward-Looking

Research from major universities and the World Health Organization (WHO) clearly indicate that amalgam, mercury-based filling are toxic, adversely affecting the body’s immune response and the environment in general.  
Research has also indicated that the most toxic metal is mercury -- considered to be more toxic that lead, arsenic or cadmium.
With all of the negative indicators piling up,  nearly fifty percent of all U. S. dentists still use mercury fillings in their practices and a large number of U. S. dental schools continue to teach with mercury fillings as the material of choice.
In contrast, graduates of the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry will not be taught with mercury amalgam materials.   A faculty letter recently sent to students at NYU cited the United Nations Environmental Program which proposes that mercury-containing products, including amalgam, be phased out of use.  The faculty letter also cited the large mercury load in the waterways of the world, including those of America.  A major source of that mercury is dental offices.
NYU, reported these and other issues that caused it to take the course of teaching students alternative ways to care to patient teeth, stating that, "all treatment plans should consider alternative restorative materials other than amalgam."
NYU is not going completely mercury-free,  will still include amalgam preparation design and placement, however, they have officially revised the default restoration material from amalgam to composite. The letter also states that:
·              Amalgam may still be used, however, approval for placement must be received from faculty after student-proposed justification.
·              Dental students will be trained in use of amalgam, but will be instructed in  indications and contraindications.
·              Strict mercury hygiene procedures are to be followed when using amalgam in both the clinic and preclinical settings.

For more information on the effects of mercury -- watch the video below ...

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The Headache and TMJ

Tension headaches are the most commonly occurring type of headache. These may be due to depression, anxiety, stress or holding the neck and head in abnormal positions. This causes the headache as the muscles tighten in the neck, shoulders, scalp and jaw. Tension headaches most often occur on both sides of the head, generally starting at the back of the head and spreading forward. Pain associated with tension headaches can be squeezing or dull, like a tightening vice or band – that’s why we often feel the urge to rub the painful area – a natural move to loosen the muscles.

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) headaches may feel similar to the tension headache, as the mucles of the head, neck and jaw contract.

Additional symptoms, however, may be associated with TMJ problems such as:
• Jaw popping, clicking or grating sounds when opening and closing the mouth
• Pains and dull aching of the face and facial muscles
• Discomfort or difficulty when chewing or biting.
• Biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort
• Earache
• Painful jaw – or jaw tenderness
• Reduction in jaw range – or inability to widely open or easily close the mouth.

Whatever the symptoms and causes of your own TMJ and headaches, Dr. Fallah is specially trained in dealing with TMJ and all of its ramifications. He uses state-of-the art procedures and equipment to measure and analyze your unique situation. Call today and find immediate relief.

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Mercury Free Dentist -- Alzheimer's Information

Apolipoprotein E (APOE), a class of apolipoprotein found in the chylomicron and IDLs, binds to a specific receptor on liver cells and peripheral cells.

APOE was initially recognized for its important role in cardiovascular disease and lipoprotein metabolism. Recently APOE has been studied for its the part it plays in a number of biological processes not directly related to lipoprotein transport, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), immunoregulation, and cognition.

APO-E4 was identified in 1997 as a significant risk factor for early onset of Alzheimer's. APO-E2 was identified as protective against Alzheimer's.
APO-E has 299 amino acids with different ratios of arginine and cysteine at position 112 and 158.

APO-E2 has 2 cysteines. APO-E3 one cysteine and one arginine. APO-E4 two arginines.
Arginine, unlike cysteine, lacks the sulphydryl (SH) groups that potentially bind bivalent metals such as mercury, lead, copper or zinc.

Logically, the possibility of increased metal accumulation could be suspected in chronically exposed individuals
who did not gnentically inherit APO-E2.
In 2003, Godfrey found a statistically significant increase in adverse effects to patients having APO-E4/4 and APO-E 3/4 when those patients were chronically exposed mercury.

Boyd E. Haley, PhD surmises that mercury released from dental amalgams could be a potential cause of
autism and Alzheimer's disease. See his video below for more information:

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