Is Your Old Wisdom Tooth Extraction Causing You Heart Palpitations Today?

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As you know, the field of dentistry has advanced exponentially—technology is allowing us to study and understand the human body in ways we never understood before. For example, we now know the detrimental effects of the common practice of filling cavities with mercury.

Another common practice is the extraction of wisdom teeth because they are overcrowding a mouth, are infected and causing disease, or are causing other structural issues. Then there is also the common practice of a root canal to treat and save a tooth from damage and disease. With the advancement of technology and how we can test and look at the symptoms of the human body, we now know that from these dental procedures cavitations can occur, which can lead to other health issues.

Cavitations are infections in the jawbone that could occur in the extraction site where your wisdom teeth or other teeth have been removed, or where root canal teeth are located. Many biological dentists and physicians believe that cavitations (holes) in the jawbone may contribute to chronic infection or illness.

The jaws and skull are the most vulnerable bones in the body—easily compromised nerves pass through them and they are exposed to a hostile external environment through the teeth, which can decay and become impacted, abscessed or extracted. This creates a massive source of toxicity in the body, as the bacteria that form under your gums in your jawbone leak into the bloodstream. One patient reported heart palpitations daily for about four months before he came across information that made him aware that perhaps his old wisdom teeth extraction sites could be the source. After reviewing his panoramic X-ray, it was obvious that he was dealing with infection below the surface and that it needed to be cleaned out.

When I looked at his lab results, it showed he had various pathogenic bacteria at levels that were dangerously high, with ferritin and iron skyrocketing due to the inflammation caused by these infections. I share this information, not to dissuade you from getting your teeth extracted, or a tooth saved with a root canal—these procedures are still very effective and needed to keep you healthy. I’m writing about this to make you aware that if you tried everything to resolve an ailment in your body, be aware that it can be historical dental work that could be the source of your symptoms.

These lesions, jaw bone infections or cavitations can and do produce debilitating toxins, and are often located in old extraction sites and under or near the roots of root canal teeth, dead teeth and wisdom teeth. These dental cavitations must be ruled out as a source of either chronic pain or chronic illness, and we at Cariodontal can help you do just that.

Source: Jonathan Richter, DDS, FAGD, of Cariodontal (310 E. Shore Rd., Ste. 101, Great Neck). For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 516-282-0310 or visit

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