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How Do We Get a Patient Ready for Dental Surgery?

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Gordon Medical Systemic Dentist, Alireza Panahpour, DDS, discusses how patients must be prepared and protected before and after dental surgery.

From a talk on Oral Systemic Health, with Nafysa Parpia, ND, part of the Mycotoxins and Chronic Illness Summit 2.0.

Key Points

  • How do we get a patient ready for dental surgery?
  • Remove infections
  • Do chelation, detoxification
  • Address breathing issues
  • Address lymphatic issues
  • Infections can affect the pituitary, other areas of the brain
  • Nun study in Baltimore: 40-50 years of research on the health conditions of a closed group – top three problems in the brain found on autopsy: mercury, aluminum, and biofilm.
  • Heavy metals may be able to travel through the nervous system.. 

Mycotoxins are just one of many things that lead to chronic symptoms. So during the summit, we cover not only mycotoxins but the many layers of complex illness in our interviews. Interviewing our guests interweaves our knowledge with our colleagues that we respect and increases the chances that we will find more ways to help YOU in your healing path.

To learn more about working with Gordon Medical, set up a free discovery call with our new patient coordinator

Alireza Panahpour DDS, Biotoxin Issues, Dental, Mold / Mycotoxin Illness, Podcasts, Video Blogs

The Oral Cavity Is the Gateway to Your Health

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Gordon Medical Systemic Dentist, Alireza Panahpour, DDS, discusses how patients must be prepared and protected before and after dental surgery.

From a talk on Oral Systemic Health, with Nafysa Parpia, ND, part of the Mycotoxins and Chronic Illness Summit 2.0, coming April 19-26, 2022.

Key Points

  • How do we get a patient ready for dental surgery?
  • Physicians must assure that patients are ready for surgery.
  • Adrenals, thyroid
  • Hormones are directly connected to clotting factors.
  • Must protect patient from spreading the infection when doing the surgery
  • Antibiotics can cause more problems than they help.
  • Immune modulation through supplements or IV therapies
  • Biofilms, bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites are harbored in the oral infections.
  • How does the immune system respond when these are removed? It either wants something, or it wants to dump something.
  • Dumping heavy metals may also lead to dumping candida.
  • Have to work with the few physicians in the United States who truly understand what is needed and can protect the patients.

To see the full interview, sign up for the Mycotoxin and Chronic Illness Summit 2.0

Mycotoxins are just one of many things that lead to chronic symptoms. So during the summit, we cover not only mycotoxins but the many layers of complex illness in our interviews. Interviewing our guests interweaves our knowledge with our colleagues that we respect and increases the chances that we will find more ways to help YOU in your healing path.

To learn more about working with Gordon Medical
set up a free discovery call with our new patient coordinator

Alireza Panahpour DDS, Biotoxin Issues, Dental, Video Blogs

Why do I need to test before detoxing?

Can’t I just start?

Most all of our patients do have a need to detoxify. In fact – many people in the general public know that due to the toxic burden on the planet, there is likely a high toxin load that their bodies now have to deal with. 

But do you know what you are detoxifying, and how to best go about it?

In a previous post and video, we talked about the importance of cleaning up your food and water, and the parts of your environment that you can have control over in order to help to lower new toxins your body is absorbing from the outside world. What about the chemicals and toxins you already are dealing with in your body?

Before detoxifying, you want to find out what your toxic burden actually is. Each person is individual, in terms of how they absorb and process toxins. Some may easily be able to excrete toxins already accumulated in the body with little interference to their health. For others, their system struggles to remove toxins, either due to genetic issues with detoxification, or because of a pre-existing high toxin load. Still others may have issues with detoxification if they have gastrointestinal issues (constipation, SIBO, leaky gut, dysbiosis for example) or other underlying diagnoses. Depending on which is involved, we may use different strategies for detoxifying. We don’t want to cause more illness when we mobilize the toxins – this can happen when the appropriate strategies are not in place.

We therefore have our patients do testing with different labs, in order to look at a wide range of inner biochemistry as well as environmental chemicals:  herbicides, pesticides, and toxic chemicals from products like pharmaceuticals, packaged foods, household products, and environmental pollution.  We also look at heavy metals in the blood and urine, and as well we may take a look at the toxic burden of metals at a cellular level.  This year we are finding much higher levels of arsenic and aluminum in our patients than we did in the past, and we think this could be due to the wildfire smoke that our patients on the West Coast are being exposed to. Whether or not you live near a fire, the toxic chemistry from houses, cars, and other buildings has an effect on air quality.  If appropriate, we evaluate for mold/mycotoxin illness by testing for mold IgG allergens, mycotoxin load and mycotoxin allergens. 

In addition, we look at genomics and how different mutations may work together in symphony to create certain biochemical states.  While we may run the same labs for different patients, we find different pieces of the puzzle in each person, and each person will respond to treatment in their own way. How you respond to your environment hinges a lot on your genes, so it is important to have an idea of this when creating your personalized detoxification plan.  In our Mycotoxins and Chronic Illness Summit, we gave details about the tests we use most often with our patients.

In the following clip from a longer interview, Dr. Parpia talks about some of the issues involved in detoxification.

Since your inner biochemistry and environmental toxin load is unique to you, we recommend personalized detoxification strategies rather than a one size fits all plan.

If you are interested in investigating these matters more deeply for yourself do get in touch with us! We look forward to hearing from you.

Drs. Eric Gordon and Nafysa Parpia

Detoxification, Eric Gordon MD, Nafysa Parpia ND, Toxicity

Pre-Tox: 5 Things You Must Do Before You Detox

We are so glad you were able to join us for the Mycotoxins and Chronic Illness Summit! The conversations and connections that followed were nothing short of life changing. As a follow-up to the Summit, we wanted to share this video with you with important information about detox and “pre-tox.” Please feel free to share this video of useful tips with anyone who may need them.

You can watch the video interview mentioned by Dr. Parpia or read the full transcript at the link: Underlying Factors of Chronic Fatigue – Dr. Jill Interviews Dr. Nafysa Parpia

5 steps to detox

Since your inner biochemistry and environmental toxin load is unique to you, we recommend personalized detoxification strategies rather than a one size fits all plan. Check out the post Six Essential Tests Before Detoxing to learn more about this important topic.

If you are interested in investigating these matters more deeply for yourself do get in touch with us! We look forward to hearing from you.

Drs. Eric Gordon and Nafysa Parpia

Detoxification, Eric Gordon MD, Nafysa Parpia ND, Toxicity