grace August 6, 2010 at 10:33 am
you mention dr villafana in mexico for oral surgery, but do you know of one closer to me
in san diego, ca? give me info on some things i could try at home (herbs, iodine, etc)
while i find a surgeon to take out my necrotic jawbone tissue out. any good articles on whole
body swelling which i have developed? very ill due molar extractions, that were then sealed up with eugenol for dry sockets and bone grafts…dr doesn’t want to take them out.
i feel the infection has become systemic. and last, i will opt for complete dentures at this point, which ones do you recommend , what helps keep them in place?
thank you, grace
Please play the video
God bless you for getting back to me so quickly. I will follow up with Dr. Villafana. Do you know if he is very skilled at working around the trigeminal nerves? I heard a while ago of someone called Wesley Shankland in the USA have you/sandy ever seen him?
I have/am going through a similar story as sandy...it has been a nightmare......I have had countless surgeries and no improvement. My health is failing badly and no one can help me here (UK) The infection is just too extensive.......
I hope Sandy is/continues to feel better.
I thank you once again. Have a good day.
Yes, we have heard about Wesley Shankland, but Sandy did not go to him.
From conversations I've had with other people who have had oral surgery by various Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons in the US, I have not heard of one who has been able to perform surgeries that completely remove the infected bone every time (the people often have to go back for surgery in the same area over and over and they continue to have infected and dead bone in that area).
This is what I know about jawbone surgery involving nerves:
After removing one of her molars, Sandy's dentist placed a bovine bone implant in her jawbone that did not absorb into her bone as it was supposed to and became infected. The implant ended up wrapped around the nerve and neither of the two U.S. Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons Sandy went to would go near it. One of them did what he could to remove the infection and dead bone, but told her she could possibly be paralyzed on that side of her face if he tried to remove anything near her nerve.
This is why we love Dr. Villafana:
Dr. Villafana spent two hours very carefully removing from Sandy's nerve every trace of the bovine bone implant and then he removed the remaining infected bone. The area healed perfectly in the months after surgery (it took Sandy several months before she could comfortably chew food again).
However, Sandy's road to recovery wasn't quick and easy even after meeting Dr. Villafana.
Sandy had to have several surgeries by Dr. Villafana -- all in different areas of her jawbone -- and all but the last two areas he found with his very sophisticated X-ray machine.
Before Sandy's last surgery with Dr. Villafana and because he was relying only on his X-ray machine, he was convinced that he had removed all of her infected bone (cavitations).
When we first met Dr. Villafana we asked his opinion of the Cavitat device and he said he thought it was a great device, but he did not trust any Cavitat technicians to use it correctly at that time.
So, after having operated on Sandy several times, when she called to tell him she felt she still had dead bone in her jaw, he said he thought he had removed it all, but we were welcome to come back and he would take a look. So, we drove to Mexico to see him again and he took X-rays of all the areas where he had operated and compared them to the X-rays he had taken before he operated and convinced me (not Sandy) that he had removed all the infected and dead bone (her jawbone looked beautiful on the X-rays -- not like the shadowy X-rays of before).
Then, after Sandy called him again to try to convince him she still had infected/dead bone, he surprised her and sent her for a Cavitat exam. The Cavitat showed that she had two areas that had infected and dead bone. They were areas that his X-ray machine showed no infection and where he had not previously operated!
It has been a tremendous help that Dr. Villafana believes that the Cavitat technicians (who work where he sends his patients for their Cavitat exams) are now experienced enough to use the Cavitat device,
My advice is to ask Dr. Villafana's secretary to ask him your questions and call her back another day for his answers. Or, ask if she has email and, if she does, ask for her email address so you can email her your questions to give to him.
Sandy is definitely feeling better than ever now.
I know how you feel about your situation being a nightmare. I wish I had a dollar (or a pound) for every time I heard Sandy say "This is a nightmare."
I came across Sandra petry's story. Can I ask you is she contactable by phone or e-mail?
I am/have been in a similar postion to her and she has mentioned going to mexico to get her cavitation work done? Do you know who the surgeon is in Mexico? Perhaps a contact name and contact number? I am in desperate need of help and have exhausted all avenues here.............
I hope to hear from you soon and hope you can help.
I think your website is great and very informative.
The dentist who saved Sandy's life is:
Roberto Villafana, D.D.S.
9150 Paseo de Los Heroes, Suite 703
He has a US phone number in his office: (619) 819-9217
His secretary will probably first ask you to have a CAVITAT exam done (and a panoramic Xray taken, unless you have a recent one) at another location in Mexico (with your approval, she will call and set it up for you and call you back with the time and address in Mexico), then she will give you an appointment with Dr. Villafana at his office to go over the results with you (a consultation) and, after you and Dr. Villafana have agreed on a plan, she will set you up with the one or more surgical appointments he tells her to give to you.
Dr. Villafana is extremely devoted to the patient he is working on at the moment. If the patient requires more time than he originally thought, he will continue with that surgery until he is satisfied his work is finished. The people waiting may have to wait longer than expected and/or come back another day.
My advice is, for the surgery appointments, always get the first appointment of the day.
He is not as inexpensive as most Mexican dentists, but much less expensive than dentists in the U.S.. However, he is the most skilled dentist of all the skilled dentists Sandy has been to over the past six years both in the US and Mexico, without exception. Once he has operated on a site in your mouth it will heal perfectly (Sandy never had that experience with the U.S. dentists, even those with the fancy title, "Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon").
We discovered, through horrible pain (and facial disfigurement that Dr. Villafana corrected with the dentures he made for Sandy) and heart crushing disappointment, that the title, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, means nothing in the U.S. -- none of them know what they are doing, even if they say the right words that lead you to believe they do. (I speak often to others who, like Sandy have had surgery after surgery to remove infection in the jawbone in the U.S. with no improvement.)
Now, Sandy's jawbone is "remodeling," which, in her case, means her body is filling in the bone she lost due to infection in her jawbone and surgery to remove it. Her dentures recently had to be reamed out to make room for new bone, which amazed the dentist in Arizona.
Dr. Villafana performed the last surgery we believe Sandy will ever need on her jawbone on July 31, 2006.
Will the candidia G heal nerves in the jawbone/nerves after a cavitation has been removed...Or does the cavitation have to be removed in order for the jawbone to heal?
Hope this clears things up..
This is Sue from Illinois. I've been a subscriber to your newsletter for the past 12 years.
I have been following Sandy's story in your newsletters with great interest. Thanks to reading about Sandy's experiences with oral surgeons, I have had two molars removed with no complications. My dentist is so wonderful because after removing a tooth he removes the tissue surrounding the root (where a cavitation could form) throughly and rinses the site with Lugol's Iodine solution, which I bring to my appointments. I know not many dentist's will do either of these things that Dr. Clark so strongly advises. I felt confidence in my dentist when he didn't laugh at me when I asked him to use the Lugol's.
I am so happy to read that Sandy is doing well. She deserves all the happiness in the world. She is one tough lady.
How is Dr. Clark?
Thank you for your words of appreciation. Every month, as you place an order with us, I love hearing your encouraging words for Sandy. If it weren't for caring people like you I don't know if Sandy would have made it. It was one of my readers who recommended Sandy go to Dr. Villafana. I believe that saved her life.
Dr. Clark's Lugol's Iodine solution worked perfectly for every cavitation surgery Sandy had (6 drops in 1/2 a glass of water) with Dr. Villafana. However, Dr. Villafana was not as open as your dentist about using the Lugol's solution as a rinse at the surgery site, so Sandy just rinsed her mouth with it by herself in the bathroom after her surgeries.
That worked fine until her last surgery. That was when Dr. Villafana had to remove part of the floor of her sinus and warned her that she must not let her sinuses get infected because that would interfere with the healing of her jawbone.
She tried spraying the Lugol's solution up her nose but after she did she said she would never do it again. She just rinsed her mouth with it several times daily as usual and we prayed that would be enough to help her sinus to heal. Then, a few days later, when she had developed a sinus infection, she was miraculously told about using the Candida-G as a gargle and as nose drops, which immediately cured her sinus infection and helped her to heal with no other problems.
The Candida-G and water solution is more gentle than Lugol's Iodine, and, we believe, is even more effective in keeping bad bacteria away. First, Candida-G marks the area where there is inflammation so the body immediately pays attention to the area and heals it and, second, it saturates the area with good bacteria, which helps discourage the overgrowth of bad bacteria.
I was asked recently if Sandy tried spraying a Colloidal Silver and water mixture up her nose to prevent a sinus infection and my answer was, "Yes, and that was even more harsh and painful than spraying the Lugol's Iodine solution up her nose." She was and is so thankful to have been told about using the Candida-G solution as nose drops and/or as a nasal spray because it is so gentle that she looks forward to using it.
I haven't spoken with Dr. Clark for a while, but I hear about her from others often. Today I heard that she was recently in France lecturing and supplying the doctors who attended her lecture with zappers.
Thank you for your monthly orders and for your steadfast encouragement for Sandy.