Cathy M. age 59
I went to Dr. Memoli find out if symptoms I had been experiencing could be related to my teeth. He found extensive dental infections mostly in root canal teeth and cavitations from extracted wisdom teeth. He also found that my biting surfaces were imbalanced and corrected this on the first visit. In balancing my bite, it occurred to me that two teeth that had root canals within the last year may have been compromised by the pounding they were taking from the imbalanced bite.
The treatment plan was for 4 tooth extractions and 5 cavitation cleanings and fillings. would also have the crowns with metal bases exchanged for ceramic crowns. Dr. Memoli carefully went over the plan with me noting options and making sure I understood the work he would do and the greater effects it might have on my body. The surgery went smoothly and I felt the work was done very competently. The restorations-the crowns and bridges are nice and fit well.
Right after the surgery I started to notice-and am still noticing the lessening or disappearance altogether of my symptoms. I have clearer thinking and more energy and stamina. My joints are more flexible. My sense of smell found that I am generally feeling much better and sleeping well too. My stress level has greatly decreased. My G.I. tract is working better-it seems all my organs are working better. I haven’t said “I feel great” and meant it for years, and now I can.
I am grateful for the level of care Dr. Memoli gave me which included calls to see how I was doing throughout the treatment and helping me understand the processes my body would go through in relation to the treatment. He advised me how important the elimination of toxins would be for my body to recover well. He also worked closely with my other health care professional.
Mary Lu Hale
In 2013, in spite of decades of healthy living, Mary Lu Hale had problematic symptoms with no obvious cause, all on the left side of her body. She had back pain in her lower back which caused problems with daily activities that required lifting her left leg such as getting into and out of the car or dressing. She also had drainage in the back of her throat which seemed to increase when she rubbed the spot where her root canaled teeth had been removed. She had pain in the bone above her left eye. She felt like she couldn’t take a deep breath due to pressure in her chest.
She already had her mercury fillings removed, her crowns removed, and her root canaled teeth removed, which she felt had improved her health and quality of life considerably. From her research, though, she was convinced that the various tooth extractions had left Cavitations or holes in her jaw and that her symptoms were caused by Neuralgia-Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis (NICO). Dentists and surgeons who did her previous work were not interested or comfortable in performing the cavitation surgery she felt was needed to heal those sites.
So marked the start of her research, on the internet and through personal relationships, for a dentist who was willing to help. Cavitation surgery is only done by a few dentists in the entire US, and they can be difficult to find. She narrowed her options. One had a waiting list. Another was outrageously expensive. Many did not perform Cavitations. She continued her search until finally, a holistic dentist who she had worked with earlier said “You have to go to Dr. Memoli”
On Mary Lu’s first visit, Dr. Memoli and his staff did x-rays and discussed her symptoms. He was particularly interested in the fact that she could rub her gums and increase the drainage in her throat. He manually examined her jaw and discussed differences between live and dead bone and the reasons he suspected part of her jaw bone might be dead. He explained the surgery: under local anesthesia, wherever there was a tooth missing from extraction or root canal, he would slice open her gum, expose the jaw bone, and remove the dead bone until he uncovered live bone. He would then inject bone graft material and ozone to encourage healing before closing up the site.
During the first surgery on the upper left jaw, in the site where the wisdom tooth used to be, Dr. Memoli discovered that a ban of orange mush where the cavitation had created a channel of dead bone that tracked along her jawbone and into the joint.
Mary Lu’s daughter drove her the three hours to Dr. Memoli’s office the day of the surgery. In less than three hours, they were headed home. On the way home, Mary Lu noticed that about half of her back pain had been relieved and the pressure in her chest was gone.
During the hours after the surgery, she experienced the surgery site draining with a steady flow of clear, thick liquid with strings of white matter thick enough to get caught in her teeth. This interrupted her first night’s sleep, but it suddenly it stopped the next morning. The surgery itself was not very painful, Mary Lu said. However, because of her jaw being open for so long, she had trouble swallowing and opening her mouth to eat and speak, she said. She did not experience the wound drainage problem for any of the other three surgeries.
In the days after the surgery, Mary Lu realized the drainage in her throat was reduced notably. The pain above her eye was gone.
A few months later, Mary Lu had the procedure performed on the lower left side. She expected the remaining drainage and eye socket pain to be relieved entirely after the lower left work was done, but she experienced no further improvement.
Mary Lu never had symptoms on the right side of her body, but still she knew there was bad dental work that needed correction. Years earlier, for a failed root canal tooth, a dentist had performed an apicoectomy on tooth #4 and the dentist sealed the roots of the tooth with mercury.
The work on the top and bottom right sides was scheduled for one session. The only surprise with those two surgeries was that Mary Lu’s blood was thinner than the average patient. She believes this was because she had started using a grounding mat (which is also called an earthing mat). The seemingly excessive bleeding alarmed Dr. Memoli, but he quickly realized that the thinning had not impacted the blood’s ability to clot.
That day, after the surgery, all throat drainage was gone. Within a week, her remaining left side lower back pain was relieved. As a licensed massaged therapist and holistic nutritionist, Mary Lu believes both of these problems were related to the lymph system. She believes that the drainage from the right side cavitations had found a path to drain on the left side, perhaps due to a blockage. She believes the lower left back pain was caused by her overwhelmed lymph system.
“Still to this day I am in disbelief when I get into my car and can lift my leg,” Mary Lu said. “At least once a day, it will occur to me that I just feel so good.”
Her recent successes correct a lifetime of sorrows with the dental industry. “I had my mercury filling by age 5. By the time I was 25 I had at least 10 mercury fillings, several root canals and crowns and had lost a number of teeth, including my wisdom teeth. I didn’t realize that the toxicity in my mouth was so great that my attempts to change to healthier eating habits and a cleaner environment produced little improvement. It was an uphill battle.”
In 1998, “I bought a book that forever changed my life. The name of the book is, Alternative Medicine, The Definitive Guide. It’s an encyclopedia of hundreds of different alternative approaches to restoring health. In reading the chapter on Biological Dentistry in a section named, “How Dental Problems Contribute to Illness”, a light bulb went off in my head. I thought, I have a mouth full of mercury fillings. Could they be the cause?”
She began having her mercury fillings removed, and was surprised that she didn’t experience an improvement in health. What she did not know – nor did her dentist at the time tell her – that “there was much more mercury under my eight crowns and even in one root canal tooth. I was under the impression that all the toxic dental work had been removed, when, in fact, yet another toxic root canal was recommended, and, as a good patient, I complied. I became even sicker, and went from one dentist to another looking for answers. I asked: why, after this latest root canal, was my sinus constantly infected? It couldn’t possibly be the root canal, he said. I asked if he would remove the root canaled tooth. Absolutely not, he replied; there’s nothing wrong with it.”
It wasn’t until 2006, 7 years after the fillings were removed, that Mary Lu discovered information that would change her life: “I found on the internet root canal teeth are dead and chronically infected body parts and should be removed for optimal health.” After her prior experience being declined for the service she requested, Mary Lu took the bold move of lying to an oral surgeon in order to get rid of a tooth she suspected was especially problematic. She said she wanted the tooth extracted so she could get an expensive implant.
This was a breakthrough experience. “I went from having recurring sinus infections and on antibiotics constantly to no sinus infection!” I’ve since had 3 more root canal teeth extracted, including the one containing mercury, with miraculous results! In the 7 years since, she has not had there has not been even one sinus infection. And her mood had improved remarkably.
Still, a Cavitat Scan in 2008 showed 11 potential cavitation sites, some from extractions from her childhood that had never healed and she worried about the impact on her health. “After hours and hours of additional research on Toxic Dentistry, I was becoming known as somewhat of an ‘expert’ on the subject and people began to call and email me with their dental questions. I have become the dental patient advocate I wished I’d had all those years ago. Here I am giving advice to others about the wisdom of crowning that tooth or, the most often asked question … What are my options if they don’t do a root canal? But I felt like a bit of a hypocrite because I hadn’t had my cavitations addressed.”
These days, Mary Lu is enjoying her pain-free life with good immunity and has a sense of relief that she has fully taken the advice that she gives to her patients. The patients she has sent to Dr. Memoli also are experiencing improving health. Even a patient with potentially life-threatening health conditions has improved under Dr. Memoli’s care. And for that, Mary Lu is grateful.
In August of 2010, I went to my regular medical doctor. I was in a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders and upper back. He checked me out and found my heart rate to be over 150 per minute, with some problem in my left lung. He decided to put me in the hospital. Even though I was in a lot of pain, I didn’t like the idea, but agreed to go because I didn’t know what else to do. In the emergency room, as well as the rest of the hospital, all the doctors were great and the hospital treated me very well. The cardiologist, who was excellent, was looking for the underlying cause. They gave me several drugs, one of which brought my heart rate down to normal. Normal was considered to be 60-90 beats per minute. X-rays were also ordered and CT scans of my heart and lungs, and other organs. What they found was pericardial and peri pleural effusion. Fluid had built up in the pleura and pericardium of my heart causing a collapsed lung which caused the pain and atrial flutter. The medical dictionary definition of atrial flutter is a rapid vibration or pulsation. It is a condition of cardiac arrhythmia in which the atrial contractions are rapid, but regular. Sometimes there can be 200 to 300 beats per minute, but mine was about 150. Atrial flutter is similar to. Atrial fibrillation, but not as severe.
In the hospital, I was examined by two cardiologists, a thoracic surgeon, a pulmonologist, an infectious disease specialist, and many assistants. They could find no infections, cancer, heart disease or heart attack. As good as the hospital was, they had trouble figuring out the cause of my problem and attributed it to an unknown virus and to inflammation. The infectious disease doctor said there were no bacteria and I was a mystery. He and the cardiologist also ruled out lupus, scleroderma, and other arthritic conditions, even though my rheumatoid arthritis factor was 115 and normal is below 14. Two days later I had the surgical procedure to remove the fluid from my heart and pleura and everything returned to normal. Three days later I was dismissed.
This hospital is one of the finest in the country- with a world-renowned cardiac wing and all the up to date technology. Before I left the hospital, the doctor prescribed an anti- inflammatory which caused so much swelling in my legs that I decided to stop it.
It took almost a week for the swelling to subside. At that point, I had very little energy and could not go to work. I connected with alternative and complementary medical people, but unfortunately about 6 weeks later my heart rate went back up to 125 and my regular doctor sent me to the cardiologist again who ran many tests and scans and could not find any heart disease or fluid build-up. In short, the electrical conducting system of my heart was irregular, but no one knew why. The cardiologist then prescribed a beta blocker and aspirin, which was intended to lower my heart rate and prevent a stroke. I felt fish oil was a better option with no side effects and I refused to start the beta blocker. The cardiologist then informed me that if I did not take the medication my heart muscle could burn out. That made me even more nervous.
As a result, in October 2010, I reached a low point not knowing where to turn or what to do.
I had had a bad experience in childhood with allergy shots (which caused me to assiduously avoid drugs) and I believed these to have been the cause of many health problems throughout my life. The cardiologist did state that these shots were a possible cause of my racing heart. I returned to my regular doctor who did tell me that if my heart rate was 115 beats per minute, my heart muscle would not burn out, but that 15 if I were walking around at 165 beats per minute, that would not be good. He said I could still be at risk for a stroke if I didn’t take aspirin but he knew I would choose the fish oil as an alternative. After that conversation, I knew I had time to try to fix the problem if only I could find the cause.
Looking back at the last 30 years, I always had eaten well nutritionally, slept well, and drank pure water – as good as was available. After this health crisis, I also started to walk 30 minutes a day in a park away from car fumes, and I began to practice meditation which I believe has helped to lower my heart rate. Most importantly, I had studied a healing technique which makes use of frequencies and is effective in determining the cause of a problem and its solution. I had been using this technique for 20 years, and it was having a positive effect on my overall condition except for my racing heart. In addition, as the owner of four health food stores for 42 years, I had access to numerous local doctors and nutritionists, as well as books and health newsletters. Many of my customers had discussed their health concerns with me in detail and the various alternative and traditional treatments they had tried, most of which were of marginal value, and any real benefit soon reached a plateau. But interestingly enough, they all had one thing in common: dental problems!
Then it suddenly hit me in the middle of the night! I woke up excited that the doctors had told me I had no infections. What would the dentist say?
I’d had all the mercury removed from my mouth 23 years ago and I’d had a root canal tooth extracted at that time. I began to research dental infections, beginning with Susan Stockton’s Book, Beyond Cavitations. After reading her book, I discovered that there were many different techniques, some better than others, but the bottom line was there was no technique which produced consistent results. It struck me that the dentists we’re treating the problem without fully understanding the cause to which led to the problem. Many people had had extractions of teeth with poor surgical technique, but why did some heal without consequence and others become chronically ill? Obviously, some underlying issues determined who would heal and who would not. Also, if the body could not heal the cavitation when the person was young and healthy, how could a new surgery alone heal the infection now that the person was older and less healthy?
As I continued my research, I found that there were many experts, many diagnostic, highly technological tools and many techniques. But, again, they all seemed to be aimed at treating the perceived problem, i.e., the cavitation, and not the real problem, i.e., the underlying cause, and the healing. Many had conservative treatments, such as injectable homeopathies and ozone therapy, or computer guided surgery with a new laser, tool, or plasma.
Again, no technique, no matter how technologically advanced, healed their problems because the underlying cause was not being addressed. My customers who’d had cavitation surgery usually ended up relapsing.
Finally, I found a biological dentist, made an appointment had an examination, and much to my delight, he found six infections: four jawbone cavitations, one abscessed tooth, and one gum abscess. He gave me no guarantee that my health would improve if I had the dental work done. However, I learned that each tooth is connected to a different meridian and that the wisdom teeth are on the in my heart meridian. This information was indeed encouraging!
I learned that cavitations are holes in the jawbone that are caused by improperly extracted teeth. The hole causes the bacteria to enter and then when we eat, drink, chew, and swallow, the bacteria can be dispersed all over our bodies. When I understood this, I was overjoyed because I thought I finally had found the cause of my problem and, with the frequencies, the bacteria that did enter my organs could then be removed. One of my wisdom teeth had been extracted 50 years ago and the other 22 years ago. More importantly, my dentist had a protocol in which he was able to determine the cause of poor healing in patients who’d had cavitational surgery and then correct it. I discussed with him my work with frequencies and he felt this work was indispensable for my body to heal under the stress of the surgery and recovery. The result was the combining of techniques together to obtain a higher level of healing. The decision was made to surgically clean out each cavitation and to perfect our technique with each procedure.
The first cavitational surgery was done on the jawbone site of a wisdom tooth that had been extracted 50 years ago. Before the cavitation was eliminated, I measured a 30% blockage in my heart meridian, based upon work frequencies. This meant that the electrical system of my heart could only reach 70% out of 100% energy because of a cavitational infection. So, the infection was draining my energy and I felt weak. After the surgery was performed, my energy returned to normal, although my heart rate still occasionally went up to 100. Nevertheless, the heart meridian for that tooth was no longer blocked.
The second surgery was done three weeks later on another wisdom tooth extraction site. Again, I measured a 30% blockage in the heart meridian. After that surgery my heart rate went down to 90 and has not gone over 90 since.
The third surgery was on a site that was in my lung meridian. After this surgery, my breathing improved. I also had a reaction after the surgery whereby fluid poured out of my mouth for six
hours before it stopped. I thought this could have been retained mercury that was trapped by the infection. It was interesting to find out that the fourth cavitation, which was in the kidney-bladder meridian, also affected my heart rate. This left me with no doubt that the heart rate is, to some extent, also controlled by the adrenal glands and the kidneys. With each cavitational surgery, my health had improved because each cavitation was connected to an organ which was seriously impaired and getting worse as I got older. After all four cavitational surgeries were completed, my heart has not raced again since that time two years ago.
I learned a good lesson from all of this dental work and research. Each tooth runs through a different meridian. The teeth on the right side of the body go through the meridians on the right side and the teeth on the left side of the body run through the meridians on the left side. All root canals and cavitations are infected and, in my case, cavitations blocked my energy by 30%. The only way to unblock the energy was to do the dental surgery and use the frequencies (our bodies resonate with compatible frequencies to regulate homeostasis) to eliminate the bacteria and toxins that had clogged and disabled the organs.
The size of the cavitations was at least 10mm x 10 mm x5mm. These were considered to be big holes. My recovery would not have been complete without both the dental work and the distant energy healing that uses the frequencies as mentioned. All four of my cavitations were in the heart, lung and kidney bladder meridians, but overlapped with the small intestine meridians and other meridians which hadn’t seemed to be compromised. I know that in other people the small intestine will be blocked, and not the heart.
All four of my cavitation were causing chronic health problems but there was no pain and no symptoms in the oral region. Most of all the symptoms were in the distant organs, and I know my cavitations were difficult for the dentist to diagnose.
I am grateful that I found the missing link and a biological dentist to help me. In addition, I exercise regularly now, and continue to apply the practice of frequencies to accomplish this positive result. I take my pulse every day and it averages 64 to 68 beats per minute. When I have my blood pressure and pulse taken by my regular doctor and it goes up slightly he tells me it is situational (white coat syndrome) and, if I survived two years ago, I will be all right now.
Now; that’s the truth, the whole truth, the dental truth; and nothing but the truth.
Four months after this story was written, I was diagnosed with elevated heart rate, not only with a heart rate 60 and 100. Three years ago in August of 2010, in contra t, during the health crisis referred to in the above story, my heart rate had been a more elevated 150 beats per minute involving the electrical conducting system. This time the cardiac muscle was involved. Once again, the doctors ran excellent tests and were very competent but they were not able to determine the underlying cause for the tachycardia and my dentist could find no additional infections in my mouth. The only real option I knew about was to use the frequencies again to clean out the cardiac muscle.
I’m happy to report that as of now my heart rate is more acceptable, ranging between 60 and beats per minute. My goal is to have a steady rate somewhere in the sixties.
Truthfully yours, Herb Shapiro