We read in the teeth about diseases ... Doctors are surprised by the accuracy of this method!
The tooth consists mainly of dentin with a cavity, coated on the outside with enamel and cement. The tooth has a characteristic shape and structure, occupies a certain position in the dentition, is built from special tissues, has its own nervous apparatus, blood and lymph vessels. Normally, a person has from 28 to 32 teeth. The absence of third molars called the “wisdom tooth” is the norm, and the third molars themselves are already considered atavism by an increasing number of scientists, but this is currently a moot point.
Inside the tooth there is loose connective tissue penetrated by nerves and blood vessels (pulp). There are milk and permanent teeth - a temporary and permanent bite. In the temporary bite there are 8 incisors, 4 canines and 8 molars - a total of 20 teeth. Permanent bite consists of 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars and 8-12 molars. In children, baby teeth begin to erupt at the age of 3 months. In the period from 6 to 13 years, milk teeth are gradually replaced by permanent ones. In rare cases, additional, supernumerary teeth are observed (both milk and permanent).
Not only tests, but also ... teeth can tell about diseases of internal organs. It is enough for an experienced dentist to look into the patient’s mouth to understand the condition of the heart or the gastrointestinal tract.
How does this method work and is it possible to predict ailments simply by looking at the teeth?
Many of us know firsthand the sensation of unbearable toothache, when it seems that the head, heart and stomach immediately suffer from one ruthless incisor. There are many “lucky ones” who cannot be saved from tooth decay and other dental pathologies by either a high-quality toothpaste, a medical brush, or rinsing, or even a timely visit to the dentist. Perhaps it is necessary to treat not the teeth, but other organs? There are no contradictions for doctors practicing alternative treatment methods - they know which tooth is responsible for which organ.
How does this method work and is it possible to predict ailments simply by looking into your mouth?
Tooth for an eye
Many of us know firsthand the sensation of unbearable toothache, when it seems that the head, heart and stomach immediately suffer from one ruthless incisor. There are many “lucky ones” who cannot be saved from tooth decay and other dental pathologies by either a high-quality toothpaste, a medical brush, or rinsing, or even a timely visit to the dentist. Perhaps it is necessary to treat not the teeth, but other organs? For doctors practicing alternative methods of treatment, there is no contradiction here - they know which tooth is responsible for which organ.
So, problems with the gallbladder can result in the loss of one of the molars (seventh posterior teeth), and constantly aching fangs will tell about cholecystitis or the threat of hepatitis. If there is a relationship between teeth and other organs, then it is almost impossible to prove it, says academic medicine. “Any tooth, being problematic, can give complications to other organs,” says Valery Kaminsky, a periodontic surgeon. “But talking about a direct relationship between each individual tooth and a specific organ is impossible.” It is up to you to decide who to believe in official medicine or the conclusions of the "populists" yourself, but it never hurts to know the position of both sides.
Keep your teeth diagnosed
Even minor damage to the tooth structure can tell a lot. Of course, only a specialist and a detailed examination will give a complete picture of which tooth is connected to which organ and which problem signals. But you can independently conduct a preliminary examination and compare the symptoms (see table). To do this, consider the following:
- 1 The upper and lower incisors judge the condition of the kidneys, bladder, ears and organs of the reproductive system. And their poor condition can indicate chronic pyelonephritis, cystitis, otitis media, tonsillitis, osteochondrosis, and even prostatitis.
- 2 Fangs are responsible for the liver and gall bladder, signaling cholecystitis and hepatitis.
- 3 Small molars (premolars) are the lungs and large intestine. Problems with them can be caused by dysbiosis, colitis, allergies, chronic bronchitis or pneumonia.
- 4 Large molars (molars) are associated with the stomach, spleen and pancreas. Accordingly, the list of possible provocative diseases is as follows: gastritis, ulcer, pancreatitis, anemia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, endocrine system disorders, atherosclerosis, varicose veins and others.
- 5 Wisdom teeth “manage” the state of the heart, blood vessels, and small intestine. Therefore, a dentist can also help in the treatment of coronary disease and even congenital heart disease. Joint pain is reflected in the condition of the front teeth of the upper and lower jaws.
“After thirty,” says the dentist Igor Molojanov, “many patients have gum problems. If a person regularly cares for the oral cavity, and the bleeding of the gums does not go away, you can confidently say that the problem lies in other organs. In women, for example, one of the signal signs of breast pathologies is the so-called causeless gingivitis (gum disease). In children, gingivitis on the gums may manifest leukemia. "Dentist, session after session, treats periodontal disease, while the child needs at least a blood test."
Sick - so together
If teeth often deteriorate due to diseases of internal organs, then there is an inverse relationship: problems with teeth lead to various disorders and diseases.
It is known that toothache can cause terrible headaches. Moreover, the aching fangs and incisors of the upper jaw will plummet in the forehead and temples, and the inflammation of the molars will give a dull pain in the back of the head.
Even the most common caries can cause permanent migraines. Periodontal (gum) problems contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases, and pulpitis (inflammation of the tooth nerve) provokes gastritis, colitis and cholecystitis.
As an official
From the point of view of official (academic) medicine, any inflamed tooth, which is the focus of infection, the so-called chroniosepsis, is a danger to the whole organism. “Problematic teeth (with decay, decayed or dilapidated) entail a general decrease in immunity or an outbreak of infection in other organs,” explains dentist Elena Legeza. But the connection between teeth and disease is far from always provable. It is safe to say that with inflammation of the tooth, products enter the gastrointestinal tract along with toxins. This causes a variety of diseases (depending on the state of human immunity) ranging from ordinary indigestion to gastritis. But no dentist will undertake a parallel between the incisors and osteochondrosis.
“Pain symptoms affect the whole body,” says Valery Kaminsky, Ph.D. - When a person has a toothache, the head begins to hurt, the stomach or intestines, liver, bile ducts and even the heart suffer. The fact is that the dental nerve sends a signal to parts of the brain of the central nervous system and is connected with the nuclei of neighboring nerve cells that respond to pain and transmit a signal to other organs. Moreover, the transmission of pain in each person is individual. But at risk are primarily problematic, that is, unhealthy organs. ” Therefore, if you have chronic bronchitis, do not be surprised that by starting your teeth, you suddenly have pneumonia.
Igor Molojanov, Head of the Department of Therapeutic Dentistry, Kiev Institute of Traditional Medicine.
According to statistics, about 95% of people suffer from caries. According to what tooth is affected, at what age and to what extent, a specialist can diagnose a patient with a serious illness. For example, diabetes in the initial stages can also manifest as gum disease. The dentist may be the first doctor to diagnose diabetes in a person due to a sharp deterioration in gum conditions.
A classic example of the connection of teeth with internal organs is the so-called liver tooth, when teeth are destroyed due to pathologies of the stomach or liver (the same gastritis, pancreatitis, etc.). But dentists are also aware of other relationships.
There are three periods of tooth life. Therefore, the correct diagnosis depends on the age of the patient.
In case of violations of the gastrointestinal tract and liver: in children of 8–10 years, sixth teeth and frontal (first, second, third) teeth are affected first, in adults, first, sixth and seventh teeth are destroyed.
With pathology of the respiratory system: in children with pathology of adenoids, tonsils and polyps, the first, second teeth of the upper and lower jaws suffer, less commonly fangs. In adults, bronchitis, pneumonia, and even asthma are reflected in the first and second teeth of both jaws.
Diseases of the urinary system: in adolescence and up to 25 years, the fourth and fifth teeth of the lower jaw are responsible for them. In adults, diseases of the fifth and sixth teeth of both jaws begin.