Dear Dr. Rothchild:

I am writing to say thank you and to tell you how happy I am with the results achieved from removing my mercry fillings. For background, in 1994 I went to a traditional dentist to have work done on my teeth. At that time, it had been many years since I had had any; dental work done. I had many cavities and so I began a long process of dental treatment. Within about six months of the work beginning I began to get sores in the back of my; mouth and under my tongue. This problem came on gradually and so I did not make any connection to it and the dental work I was having done at the time. The Sores were like very painful cold sores. Sometimes I would have flare-ups where my mouth and tongue hurt so much it was painful to eat anything. My speech was also affected during these times because of the sores under my tongue. My dentist at the time diagnosed these sores as “lakin plantis” and said there was no cure. He didn’t know why they had appeared either. At their worst he would prescri be antibiotics for me, but they never cured the problem, just kept it slightly under control. I was very bothered by this problem, and by being told I would just have to live with it. It’s hard to even describe the pain I experienced daily. I had to avoid all foods with any acid, like citrus fruits, or tomato based products, I couldn’t eat anything even the least bit spicy, or foods that had rough surfaces, like cereals. Other foods like cantaloupe, honeydew melon and bananas also burned my mouth. In fact, most things I ate hurt my mouth.

In addition, I couldn’t even open my mouth fully because it hurt too much. I also had to have my wisdom teeth removed solely because the teeth were rubbing against the parts of my mouth that were the most sore and that caused great pain. Even with the wisdom teeth removed, I was still in a lot of pain, only I didn’t have the wisdom teeth aggravating the sores.

To be offered no hope of a cure for this was extremely discouraging, as you can imagine. This problem was continuous for over 3 years. Then I began hearing about the problems caused by mercury fillings. Because I have had a lot of cavities my entire life, I’ve always had a lot of mercury fillings. I began to think back to when my mouth sores began, and realized it was shortly after having a lot of new dental work done. I asked my dentist about this, and if these fillings might be the source of the sores, but he did not agree at all. In fact, he made me feel a bit silly for asking. However, this did not convince me. I had met several people whose health had improved markedly upon the removal of mercury fillings, and I still thought this might be a possible cure for my own mouth sores.

In the summer of 1997, on a recommendation from a friend, I visited you for the first time. After a thorough examination and consultation, I decided it was worth the cost of mercury removal and filling replacement in hopes that this would reduce the pain I suffered from daily with these tongue and mouth sores. Anything was worth a try at that point because I was so discouraged and tired of being in pain every day.

During the Fall and Winter of 1997, and the Spring of 1998, you proceeded to remove all my mercury filings and replace them with non-metallic material. By last Spring, EVERY LAST ONE of my mouth and tongue sores were gone!!!!! This is truly a miracle!!! It has been a year since that time, and I have had no reoccurrence of any sores at all. I can open my mouth fully, I can eat any kind of food, and speech is normal at all times because I am no longer in any pain. I Must say that it still surprises me to this day when I eat something spicy and do not suffer from the extreme burning that used to accompany my eating even the blandest of foods. I can hardly believe this problem is cured, and I owe it all to your and your holistic approach to dentistry.

Thank you for returning my life to normal. Being in pain every day puts extra and unneeded stress on life, and now I am completely pain free. Thank you, thank you, thank you. In addition, I found you to be completely professional, caring and compassionate to your patients and our needs. Your office staff was always friendly and helpful, and when I had some dental emergencies, you always found time in your busy schedule to take care of these needs. I have and will continue to recommend your practice to others because of the high level of professionalism and expertise with which you practice dentistry.