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ICNR Case Study #6
Skull / Teeth Connection
Case Report: MV a 44 year-old female dentist
The statement regarding dentistry's inability to diagnose whether a patient's bite as either normal or abnormal is now invalid. My clinical research has established a unique occlusal/cranial paradigm which is practical, effective and provides the means to clinically diagnose the bite of each patient and establish if it is normal or abnormal for their cranial design. Each patient must be diagnosed and treated to correct their specific occlusal(teeth) imbalance as it relates to their cranial make-up.
The human species swallows 2 to 3 times per minute during the day and 1 to 2 times/minute during sleep. This translates into 2400 times per day. This simple act of swallowing brings the upper and lower teeth into contact. The upper "jaw", maxillae, represents the anterior 2/3 of the base of the human skull. In essence the occlusion (bite) represents the self-correcting mechanism for balancing and re-balancing the twenty-eight skull bones.It stands to reason that a system that evaluates the direct impact of the teeth on cranial bone alignment would provide an accurate guide to correcting the bite. Such a system now exists.
Craniodontics (relationship between the function of the teeth and skull) provides the answer: Four cranial indicators are used to access the balance or imbalance of the skull bones of each patient. Once skilled in cranial palpation, this evaluation system can be accomplished efficiently and without invasive techniques. Once the baseline position of each of the four indicators has been established the same indicators are then reevaluated with the occlusion (bite) in contact. The effect of the occlusal contact on each of the four indicators is noted. The teeth are then evaluated (one-by-one) to determine which ones are causing the specific cranial distortion(s). This process can be done in one visit when the patient has a full or nearly full complement of teeth. Treatment involves correcting the cranial distortions then removing the occlusal (teeth) interferences (microns of adjusting) which when corrected result in BALANCING EACH OF THE FOUR CRANIAL INDICATORS! The key to this puzzle is the simultaneous correction of the cranial faults and occlusal interferences at the same visit. Each case must be judged on its own merits. Some cases can be resolved in one or two visits. Others take 7 or 10 visits. Some cases require years of treatment and multiple procedures: dental orthopedics (ALF System), orthodontics, reconstruction (partials, full dentures, overlays, bridges, etc.).
Unfortunately few doctors have ever focused in on this connection and resulting treatments have failed to correct the underlying cause(s). Since the brain and spinal cord are wrapped in a membrane system (dural membrane) and attachment extends all the way down to near the tail bone, distortions which occur in the head and neck region translate downward with the potential of causing a compensated spinal curvature (scoliosis), pain and physiologic distortions (Autonomic Nervous System, Central Nervous System, hormones, meridian energy imbalances, etc.).
MV a 44 year-old female dentist presented the following chief complaints:
Treatment: First and second visit August 11 & 12, 2000
Progress: Changes occurred within 24 hours of treatment!
This complicated series of chief complaints was being caused by several major factors (cranial distortions, mechanical tooth interference, mercury poisoning, residual infection in an old root canalled tooth, underactive thyroid and emotional issues). Traditional medicine and dentistry have no idea that some of these issues even exist or how they interrelate. Most patients that present with these types of symptom clusters are viewed as crazy.
Case treated by Dr. Gerald H. Smith