Post root canal treatment and Glass Carbomer repair
This lady, building contractor calculator, 48 years of age came in with a failed filling of molar 3.6 buccal after a conventional root canal treatment. HealOzone reduced the amount of bleeding to practically zero. A Glass Carbomer A2 capsule was mixed and placed directly on the pulpa, gently modelled and cured with GCP heat lamp for 5 times 30s. A further build up of the element may be considered at a later date. However the bonding of the glass ionomer material onto the dentine is of primary concern. No reactions are to be expected. Removal of excess material was left to a later date.
Molar 36 GCP repair
This lady from the province of Brabant 59 years of age had the lingual wall of her molar 3.6 broken off. A repair with Glass Carbomer Fill A2 was placed in one bulk fill on the date of 24th April 2017. After enough HealOzone, as customary, with no drilling. Picture taken 12th May 2017. No pre-repair picture available. The patient was more than satisfied with the result. However I am not totally happy with the distal lingual margin of the repair and I suspect the curing lamp could not cover the relatively extensive repair complete enough. To our suppliers: Can you please look in the possibility of applying a double curing lamp in a stable handle. For placing Glass Carbomer Fill crowns, can you fabricate me a four headed lamp, or just four lamps in a single handle. Please have a look at some of my other cases and we could have a get together to improve on these experiments. Thanks.
Molar 3.6 after failed root canal treatment
The molar 3.6 was half broken off after a root canal treatment of this lady 47 years of age and she lost faith in conventional dentistry. After one HealOzone session she was painfree. In the three year dental program she will get her dentition done all around with HealOzone three times, now at her second visit. This molar 3.6 is left open a couple of months to let the element including the root stabilize enough with special rinsing and nutrition, with finally a Glass Carbomer filling. The repair to be placed in bulk fill, self bonding with no drilling. Please note that the 3.7 and 3.8 are already extracted which makes the 3.6 more important. Another option might be adhesion placement of a ready made fitting inlay of maybe Zirkonium or some porcelain. If any of you readers have ideas on how to proceed, strictly non-invasive, please post your comments. Thanks.
Molar 2.8 cavity and GCP repair
This lively lady from the coastal region of Holland 69 years of age came in with a cavity mesial of molar 28. A piece of dentine had fallen out. Esthetically challenging to work against gravity this far back maxillary. After due preparation with HealOzone, Glass Carbomer Fill was placed in bulk using a Garrison matrix shield with Soft Face 3D-Ring 3D500 to get a fitting interapproximal space. As usual no drilling at all. This GCP shark teeth filling material will bind itself into the dentine through biofusion according to the supplier and as such should last for a generation. The repair goes with one year repair warranty in spite of the lady being vegetarian. Lack of proper animal protein was a prime factor of developing this lesion in my humble opinion. This procedure will save the lady a conventional root canal treatment or extraction. A root canal treatment would have limited chance of succes anyway (eventually) given the difficulty of this remote location. Not to speak of the costs involved and the risks of toxicity of a root canal treated tooth. Reference: The Roots of Disease – Connecting Dentistry & Medicine by Robert Kulacz DDS and Tomas E. Levy MD JD (Xlibris)
Cavity molar 2.6
This teenager 16 years of age would not let himself be treated by conventional dentistry, in particular by tooth drilling. Nor was dietary advise sufficiently kept up to avoid this cavity from deteriorating. There were no further complaints with regard to aches or pains. No sensitivity at all to cold water stream. After preparation with HealOzone for 60s with cup size diameter 8mm long 20mm a Glascarbomer Filling A2 was placed in bulk with the following result. (Double pictures for semi stereoscopic view.)
Molar 2.6 Glass Carbomer filling A2
GCP surface gloss was applied in three stages with an increasing but reasonable pressure on the filling material. The GCP heat lamp cure was held for 6 times 30s on top. After five more minutes of chemical setting the Garrison matrix shield and tension ring holder were removed. Some excess material was removed. Polishing was purposely delayed.
This repair is an interesting challenge for all the supposedly superior qualities of this innovative product combination with regard to biological ingrowth of the repair material with underlying dentine with its self repair attributes. Seconcary caries and inflammation risks are confidentially reduced to practically zero and theoretically speaking the repair should hold for at least a life time. I told the patient some what jokingly that the shark teeth filling should still be in its place when digging him up twenty years after burial.
By the way I wish to comment on a TV broadcast dated 16 december 2016 EditieNL stating that children often go to the dentist when it is too late. You may copy and paste this link. http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/editienl/laatste-videos-editienl/zes-maanden-oud-naar-tandarts-kinderen-gaan-te-laat-naar-de
There is however very little or no attention for the nutritionally related factors at the university dental schools in this country, according to the TVitem.
Conventional dentistry for children of up to 18years of age is reimbursed thanks to a motion of Fleur Agema from the PVV based on a system of restrictive “prestatie codes.” Easy political score but rather detrimental to childrens dental health. Nutritional factors and life style issues cannot be declared and are therefore willfully ignored. A cruel system leading to a lost generation of youths particularly in certain cultures. While the public is enthusiastically reading writers like Weston Price, Ramiel Nagel and George Meinig (Root canal cover-up) the dental profession at large and universities remain ignorant on the subject which they discard as too controversial. Understandably, dentists get paid by following codes. As long as legalities are followed, eventual end results are not cashed in. What I am trying to say is that innovative procedures should not be so harshly discouraged.
Molars 4.6 and 4.7 before and after repair with Glass Carbomer A2
Materials used. Opened GCP capsules for demo.
This courageous lady 72 years of age requested repair of her defective molars. A challenging proposition. Having lately gained some confidence with the GCP Glass Carbomer fillings I offered to try. Both elements 46 and 47 were suitably prepared with Healozone. The 46 remained somewhat mobile and on the 47 the Healozone instrument drew some blood which worried me but I proceeded with the repairs anyway. To get around the 4.6 an Odus crown form diameter 12mm was applied with two capsules Glass carbomer A2 mixed for 15s each. Cured for 5 times 30s with GCP light. Subsequently the 4.7 was modelled with Garrison matrix bands with 3DXR ring and filled with GCP Fill. Finished with GCP gloss two times and light cured two times 30seconds. After another 5 minutes for additional chemical self cure excess material was removed and some modeling was done by cutting back, although deliberatly minimally. The lady will be back in a fortnight and the molars will be checked anyway.
No etching and no bonding was used as instructed. No conditioner. This dental practice is rather unique in its combination of Healozone and GCP as we do not do any dental drilling at all in bodily dental tissues! This is our unique selling proposition USP. (Although I may drill out old amalgam.) It saves having to get rid of a smear layer caused by drilling with conditioner. In my humble opinion, pure preparation with Healozone with no drilling will enhance the proteïn adhesion of the Glass Carbomer material. It may require cavities to be left open for a while in order to heal, supported with special nutritional advice and after care.
This GCP filling material is unique that it will self bond through proteïn adhesion with natural dentine forming into biofusion with formation of pseudo dentine / enamel. The repairs have self healing properties, amazing as it sounds. The patient asked how this could be assured which I presume can only be checked after she passes away. We will see if the repairs hold. If not, we’ll try again. Root infection is ruled out anyway.
The chemical engineers of GCP set out to develop and produce a biocompatibel material (inspired by fossile shark teeth from the Myoceen) based on hydroxy apatite, fluor apatite and siliciumdioxide to be mixed with alkyl acid and the like into a flowable paste which will set in a little over a minute to be cured with a special heat lamp for proper adhesion. Although most suitable for the posteriors I prefer the material so much now that in some cases I place it in the incisors as well.
To the benefit of our international contacts, this study case in the English language. From what I hear the NHS in the UK has included GCP for reimbursement. The GCP company has stated their goal of 50 percent use of their products by dentists within three years time. This may seem overly ambitious. However, in combination with HealOzone this product line may revolutionize dentistry eventually worldwide. Endodontic treatments will be reduced by at least 80 per cent and that is a very conservative estimate.
Shareholders of GCP will have to stand strong in their shoes not to be swallowed up by some large buy out offer which may be tempting. To reach their ambitions they may need venture capital but smart marketing may be even more essential.
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