The number of chronically ill patients, cancer patients, and patients with allergies, has increased over the years. For many the connection between such diseases and oral health is not apparent. More and more studies and theories doubt the effectiveness of the therapeutic approaches of conventional medicine.

Homeopathy
German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann developed the system of homeopathy over 200 years ago. It is based on Hahnemann's law of similarity - "like cures like". Essences (in their undiluted form) that cause the same symptoms of a disease in an healthy individual, are considered to be suitable as a cure for the other that is not.
In the classic sense, a “dental” homeopathy does not exist. However, a number of remedies have proven to be effective in certain cases. We prescribe homeopathic remedies as a supplemental therapy for post-treatment of numerous dental conditions. Such treatments lead to improvements in instances where conventional medical therapy has failed to do so.

Alternative and Complementary Medicine
Alternative or complementary medicine provide alternative or supplemental therapies to traditional medical treatments. Best known are homeopathy, osteopathy, and acupuncture.
Focal chronic inflammation can cause ailments in different areas of the body, and weaken it on an energetic level. Ill teeth, an inflamed jaw bone, an afflicted tooth bed, or an intolerance to a dental material, can all be bases for a focal inflammation.
Some important topics:

Teeth as a cause for inflammation (focus)

In conventional medicine, a root-treated tooth, whose root tip has developed a chronic inflammation, is radiographically visible and treated with an apicoectomy. This method has been proven for decades and is recognized all over world.
In complementary medicine, any root-treated tooth (even when radiologically perfect and totally unobtrusive) is considered a source of inflammation. See next topic.

Root canal treated teeth

During a root canal treatment, it is completely impossible for the canal system of the tooth (the microscopically small channeled branches) to be thoroughly cleaned and filled (for anatomical reasons). A small amount of inert tissue will always remain.
An apical osteitis (inflammation of the bone at the root tip) always accompanies root-treated teeth.
The remaining dead tissue deteriorates and causes, together with the apical osteitis, localized toxicity, which creates blockades of important meridians (according to Chinese medicine).
There are also intolerances to root filling materials, which contain metals among many other irritating substances.

Periodontitis (gum disease)

Periodontitis is primarily an inflamed and bacteria-inhabited periodontal. In essence, it is a symptom of a disease which is not only limited to the mouth, but also includes the intestine. Because of a bacterial miscolonization of the intestine (dysbiosis), a chain reaction is triggered, leading to the destruction of the periodontium, and causing permanent chronic stress to the immune system (interference).
Several factors have to work collectively to cause this chronic disease: a pathogenic oral flora, local irritants (such as protruding crowns, or edges of fillings), corrosive contamination of the gums by decomposing metals, a genetic predisposition (susceptibility), or a disturbance of the acid-base balance (a dysbiosis).

Fluorides and fluoridation

Numerous observations, studies and research, question the original assumption that fluorides have a caries-preventive effect. We do not recommend fluoride products - especially not for children!

Amalgam

Out of consideration for our patients' well-being, we have decided to refrain from placing Amalgam fillings. Read more about Amalgam here.

Metals in Dentistry

All metals utilized in the oral cavity oxidize (to a certain degree) and lead to metal contamination. It can take many years before allergy-like symptoms, or systemic toxic effects on various levels, appear. The best preventive measure is to create metal-free restorations. They are readily available for fixed as well as removable dentures.