In July of 2008 I underwent root canal surgery on a lower molar, bringing the total root canals in my mouth to nine. Two months later I developed a constant headache, which at first was diagnosed as sinusitis (for which rounds of antibiotics were prescribed.) Along with the headache I experienced flu-like symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, dizziness, shortness of breath and fatigue. However, unlike influenza that usually leaves in a few days, these symptoms remained.
The headache was eventually attributed to an ongoing growth on my thyroid gland—the advice given was to have a thyroidectomy. Meanwhile, the root canal procedure continued to cause pain which sent me back to the endodontist several times. He assured me that “…everything looked fine” and that it would just take time for the root canal to heal and feel comfortable.
Thyroidectomy surgery was performed during February of 2009. This relieved the months-long headache, but as I began taking the thyroid medication, it returned. I requested a change from the synthetic prescription to the more natural dessicated thyroid hormone, thinking that might be the cause. The remainder of the year was a constant readjustment of the medication. Although the headache seemed to ease over time, I still experienced flu-like symptoms.
My primary care physician proceeded to order tests (pulmonary, x-rays, blood panel, treadmill stress) in an attempt to diagnose. Each time a new test result came in he reported, “Your numbers look great…You’re just fine.”I did not feel “just fine” – every day was a struggle.
During 2010 I was fortunate to hear a radio talk show that was featuring a guest, Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, MD(H), ND(M), a brilliant ophthalmologist and health practitioner who had become ill years ago and was forced to quit his practice. Because no one in the medical profession could help him he spent years studying alternative methods of healing in an attempt to get back to good health.
During this radio presentation a caller asked, “What if I feel miserable and the doctors cannot find anything wrong with me?” Dr. Tennant’s reply was: “If you’ve checked out everything and the medical people cannot find anything wrong, then it’s most likely a dental problem.” This statement hit me hard–it was difficult to grasp the concept that my “invisible” illness could be stemming from my mouth. I certainly did not want to accept his words. However, I was stirred into searching scientific data and anecdotal blogs—finally arriving at the conclusion that this could be the answer; and also realizing that I do have a long history of many dental problems.
The next challenge was to find a holistic dentist who could help. There were none in my immediate area. Eventually I located Dr. Judson B. Wall, DDS, FAGD, FAACP, in Bountiful, Utah (50 miles from my home) who has been trained in proper amalgam (mercury) removal, dental surgery, cavitation treatment, implants, TMJ therapy, detox methods and other disciplines.
Dr. Wall performed a thorough exam and found that I not only had many root canals and amalgam fillings (of which I was aware) but also different types of metals in my teeth, TMJ deviations and a cavitation which he discovered later. He prepared a treatment plan and explained carefully what could be expected. To think that perhaps this person could rescue me from my misery was like finding a gold mine!
A few days after the procedure by Dr. Wall and his excellent assistants of removing the mercury and root canal teeth in September of 2011, I began to feel a sense of well being–it had been years.
I realize there are toxic residues most likely remaining in my body and am presently working in an ongoing manner to eliminate them, knowing that it could take a very long time.
How grateful I am for individuals such as Dr. Judson Wall who are so dedicated to helping others on the sometimes elusive path to good health. Thank you, Dr. Wall, for saving my life!
So fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Wall! Two years ago I was having some major signs and symptoms! Knew I was really ill but didn’t feel like anyone knew or especially listened to my concerns.
I still remember my first visit and it was amazing! The staff REALLY listened to my concerns! After the most thorough dental exam I have ever had – Dr. Wall (with great knowledge and expertise) diagnosed four major issues i didn’t even know I had! It has been a journey and through positive changes with teeth, crowns, cavitations, TMJ therapy, sinus/neck problems I am doing so much better now! I always have many questions/concerns–but I am confident that help will always be available at Dental Solutions!!
Have loved the ozone water and lite laser therapy-and all the great books to read in the office. Makes such a difference with healing and over-all wellness.
I had two teeth extracted 4 days ago by Dr. Judson Wall at Dental Solutions. I have had NO PAIN at all from this procedure. Dr Wall is an amazing, truly painless dentist! Thank you Dr. Wall
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