Tongue tie surgery, frenuloplasty,what is it, how can it cause headaches, forward head posture and poor sleep. Wetalk airway obstruction -how a dentist can help, why use mercury free fillings, root canal danger and DTR. Dr Allen Sprinkle DDS
What is TruDenta and why does he prefer the DTR (disclusion time reduction therapy) instead for bite disturbances? Two techniques to help determine how you are biting, where is the pressure, how is the pressure transferred between each teeth and then you can make dental recommendations based on the results.
DTR has true implications for TMD TMJ problems but yet only 2% of the dentist have this technology, why is that?
Can improper crown fittings create bite disturbances?
Posterior teeth have peripheral nerves and if they have too much friction when chewing it can create a hyperactive impulse that goes straight to the trigeminal nucleus instead of going to the spine first so you get even more tension and grinding.
Dr. Spinkle discusses in detail about the important of a baby sucking their thumb in helping shape the arch of the palate. Then he goes into how malformations of the palate arch can turn into breathing and airway obstructions. V shaped palates, narrow nasal passages, mouth breathing, Eustachian tube blockages, ear infections, headaches and possible even personality changes.
If you have a tongue tie (frenulum) where you can’t lift your tongue very high or stick your tongue out past your front teeth, it can lead to even more issues. Our body adapts to not having clear air passage by giving shots of adrenaline and the body recognizes it needs more air so one of the side effects is forward head posture.
Dr. Spinkle specializes in releasing the tongue tie (frenotomy) via surgery. After a tongue tie release he sees patients have improved posture and patients report headaches and tension in their neck and pressure in their head almost immediately improve as well as one patient whose stuttering ceased. He tells a few patient success stories with the tongue tie release procedure.
Tells several powerful stories that might even seem to good to be true about the results of a tongue tie release.
Reasons why chain smoking and nail biting might be an indication of a chronic partially obstructed airway.
Mouth breathing can lead to cavities, gum disease, clinching and grinding. This also leads to poor breathing habits.
Tongue tie surgery can be called: functional ankyloglossia, lingual frenuloplasty, frenotomy
Before you do the surgery, it is a good idea to do myofunctional therapist for tongue exercises from an expert, think special trained physical therapist.
Does he have to redo any surgeries, does scar tissue play a factor in long term results? Headaches and muscle tension relief are two common results from the frenuloplasty (tongue tie surgery).
- Listen about 32 minutes in and you can find out what to Look for in an exam to if a patient might have a tongue tie. Step by step exam as well as questions to ask.
Why did he decide to become a Mercury Free dentist? Mercury is the second most neuro toxic chemical to a human so why is it allowed in our teeth and does it leak out and cause damage to our body?
Here is story of working in a cesspool of old mercury, the effect it had on his personal life, and why he even left dentistry for nearly a decade.
Does mercury fillings fight with iodine in our thyroid?
What is the problem with root canals? Can it really trap bacteria and virus, turn them anaerobic and reek havoc on our gums and cause ill effects to our general health?
Root canal teeth are supposed to be clean on the inside, but he explains via a Dr Haley that a lab found the two most toxic chemicals were found in extracted teeth that had root canals.
If you can’t get a root canal, do you just extract the tooth, give a dental bridge or ceramic tooth implant?
He left dentistry for 8 years, pursed and made good money doing real estate, but he tells how that ultimately failed and how he got back into dentistry and what changed his mind about conventional dental practices… near the end of the episode.
His Clinic Site: www.Hareliefalternatives.com and can be reached at 8179803957
Dr. Sprinkle is a Baylor Grad and is DTR trained. He offers specialized care for head and neck pain, TMJ and other chronic facial pain conditions. He also has training and certification in sleep medicine and obstructive sleep apnea.
Other Doctors Mentioned:
Bill Haynes orthodontist in Los Angeles deals with airway obstructions.
Dr. Soroush Zaghi, MD (ENT specialist, Otolaryngology) of the Breathe Institute https://www.thebreatheinstitute.com/
Dr. Boyd Haley root canal
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Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/105 here you can also find links to things mentioned.