Transcription of “Why Getting a Second Opinion is Essential (especially when it comes to your teeth)!”
So I had a mercury amalgam filling put in there. It never was right. It fell out eventually, and then I had it replaced with a composite filling. That fell out. I could never use that tooth. It was always inflamed, always problematic.
So you know what I did? I thought, You know what? I’m going to do an experiment. This experiment has been going on for twenty years. I left it alone.
We are told all the time, repeatedly, nonstop: Your teeth can’t repair themselves. Says who? Who’s saying that? Who has told us that all these years?
The dentists: number one suicide rate of all advanced professions.
Twenty years ago, I decided, That’s it. I think they’re wrong. I think if I just leave it alone it’ll be better. It did get better. It’s gotten better and better and better.
But then, a couple of years ago, when we got to Australia, I broke three pieces off that tooth and the pain started. And it kept getting worse and worse. Then the sensitivity to hot and cold set it. Sensitivity to foods, sugar, anything like that.
You know about tooth problems. What can we say about tooth problems? They get worse, and they hurt! And it can get really intense.
So I say to David, my dentist, “What are we gonna do?” And he says, “Sorry, man! I can’t fix this tooth. We’ve gotta pull it.” And I’m like, “Nope. Not accepting that answer.”
Another friend of mine, Dr. Dave Woynarowski, had been on my case about going to get a stem cell treatment down in Mexico with his doctors and friends. Eventually, in April 2014, I went and had a stem cell treatment.
During the first treatment, they have to get a sample of your stem cells. Now, if you’re very young like a child of nine years old, you can get an actual sample of the stem cells from your gums. If you’re going for a PRP (platelet therapy), you can get a stem cell sample out of your blood. It has to be concentrated out of your blood, but you can get it out of your blood. You can also get it out of your fat cells. By far, though, the best source of your stem cells is your bone marrow.
What they do is they lay you on a table, and they extract the bone marrow out of your hip. They take part of that, and they freeze it so they now have a frozen sample of your bone marrow juice. This is your stem cell sample. They also take part of it to do all the research on it to find what your blood type is, what the status of your bone marrow is, how your bone marrow is developing, immunological agents and stem cells, and give you a full rundown on where you are with your health at your age. Then they put the six ounces of material into your blood.
They did that for me, and within five days, that tooth stopped hurting. I no longer had sensitivity to hot or cold, no sensitivity to sugar, no sensitivity to food. It just stopped.
I went back to these guys and said, “Look! I didn’t know this was going to happen. My tooth is fine. All the problems went away. I think it’s because of the stem cell treatment.”
And they said, “OK, we’ll look into that.”
Now since then, I’ve had three other treatments where they now take my frozen sample, grow the stem cells to 300 million, and then give me an IV bag. The treatment session takes 30 minutes. Since then, I’ve had no problems with that tooth. I’ve had no sensitivity.
If you look at the tooth, there’s a crater in it. Half the tooth is missing. There is no possible way to fix it, and nothing can be done except to pull it out or just leave it. I’d rather leave it, thank you.
I can use it. I can chew on it. I had a different dentist, not Dr. David, but another friend of mine in the San Francisco area. I wanted to get her opinion too.
By the way, I strongly recommend that you get multiple dental opinions. I can’t tell you how many times I received a doomsday report from this dentist, and went over to another dentist who told me my teeth were perfectly fine. It’s happened to me at least six times in my life.
So, my San Francisco dentist friend went in there and picked every side of that tooth with one of those things that we’re really scared of…I am very scared of those things. She triggered no sensitive spots. If you’d like to see my tooth, I’d be happy to show you, and you’re going to say, “OMG!”
Because you’ve never seen anything like it. It’s half a tooth with a crater. It’s basically only half there, and I experience no pain, no sensitivity, even when picked at with a tool from all angles.
She told me it was all calcified, sometimes that happens. I confronted her. “You’re telling people that their teeth can’t heal themselves. What do you mean it calcified? What are you talking about?”
She said, “Well, yeah, sometimes it happens.”
“But you never, ever told me that that happens, not ever, when I was sitting in the dental chair as a little kid. What are you talking about?”
“Well, you know, it can happen.”
I’m thinking, What? What if I had listened to those dentists? What if I had allowed them to pull that tooth out? What if I’d had that root canal?
I’m so glad I said, “No way!” and just ran that experiment. I’m so glad you get to hear that, so that you know that there’s an option for you.
Now that you know this, you can never unlearn it. It will be with you forever.