The Difference IV Nutrition Can Make in Dental CareApr 30, 2022 09:35AM ● By Nancy Seigle
Today, we know of dozens of nutrients that are absolutely necessary for human life, including 13 vitamins and 16 essential minerals. We also know that taking more than the minimum requirement of some nutrients can have therapeutic effects—not just in preventing diseases of deficiency, but also in supporting the body’s innate healing abilities.
Nutritional therapies are a key part of the kind of dentistry provided at the Holistic Dental Center, in Millburn, including IV drip therapy as a safe and effective support for a range of treatments.
IV Therapy Versus Oral Supplements
Oral supplements are great, but a therapeutic dosage would mean swallowing far more pills than most would be willing to tolerate. Delivering nutrients intravenously sidesteps such a potential drawback.
Oral supplements have to travel a long path through our digestive system before the nutrients make it into the bloodstream to be delivered to our body’s cells. A fair amount of their power is lost along the way.
IV nutrients bypass the digestive system so they can go straight to the cells, where our metabolism operates. This also means we can deliver nutrients at much higher dosages than one would be able to tolerate when taking them orally. This is especially the case with one of the most important nutrients we deliver through IV: vitamin C.
IV Vitamin C When Removing Old “Silver” Mercury Amalgam Fillings
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that boosts immune function and helps protect against toxic metals such as the mercury that makes up about 50 percent of each and every “silver” amalgam filling.
Because of this, IV vitamin C is a crucial part of any sensible amalgam removal protocol, administered during the procedure.
Improving Oral Surgery Outcomes with Nutritional Drip Therapy
For nearly 100 years now, doctors have been aware of vitamin C’s potential to support wound healing after injury or surgical procedures. This is because of the crucial role it plays in generating new collagen.
So, our surgical protocols involve IV nutrition, as well—not just vitamin C, but other nutrients that support the healing process, such as vitamins B12, D and E. Additionally, we can deliver antibiotics by IV to prevent infection without compromising gut health as broad-spectrum oral antibiotics do.
Gut health, after all, is critical to oral health.
Used in conjunction with other biocompatible supports such as platelet rich fibrin, nutritional drip therapy sets the stage for fast, natural and uneventful healing for our patients.
Source: For over two decades, the Holistic Dental Center of New Jersey has provided exceptional biological dentistry with surgical expertise in a friendly, home-like environment. For more information or to schedule a dental appointment, call 973-609-5984 or visit HolisticDentalCenterNJ.com.