Women with gum disease are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer according to a recent University of Buffalo study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Why? The bacteria present in gum disease is also found in cancer cells.
Patient Case Story: The Breast Cancer / Dental Connection
In this NBC-TV interview, Dr. Panahpour explains that old root canals and tooth extractions tend to harbor the bacteria found in both gum disease and cancer. This bacteria can lead to infection that becomes a chronic burden on your immune system.
Scan for Hidden Dental Focal Infection
For patients with multiple root canals and/or tooth extractions, Dr. Panahpour recommends a 3-D Cone Beam scan of those areas of the jaw, looking for hidden infection.
Systemic Dentist offers a highly-accurate screening for the hidden jawbone infection that harbors the bacteria associated with both gum disease and breast cancer, as well as other systemic diseases. Our state-of-the-art 3-D Cone Beam Scan displays bone density deep inside the jaw, exposing infection that is most often missed during a (2-D) ex-ray and dental exam.
Naturopathic Doctors and, increasingly, Oncologists and MDs regularly refer their patients to Dr. Panahpour for a 3-D Cone Beam Scan and diagnosis, especially when they can not find the source of their patient’s illness with other diagnostic tools.
A Gift from Systemic Dentist
In recognition of National #BreastCancer Awareness Month, Systemic Dentist is offering a 3-D Cone Beam scan at 50% off.
If you have ever had a root canal or a tooth extraction, this scan and Dr Panahpour’s expert diagnosis will detect any possible undesired burden on the body's immune system hiding in the jaw.
For some patients, removal of hidden focal infection in the jaw has been followed by the body’s immune system becoming strong enough to improve the symptoms of other systemic diseases.
Read more about how Dr. Panahpour uses the 3-D Cone Beam dental scans for hidden infection in his article "The Breast Cancer Root Canal Connection."