Facial Thyroid Dental

Dysfunction of the thyroid gland causes a large number of metabolic problems including weight gain or loss, fatigue, disorders of protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, intolerance to heat or cold, and more.

Conventional laboratory testing is often inaccurate due to various medical conditions that can falsely elevate or depress the thyroid function studies. Ultrasonography has value in detecting anatomic lesions. Nuclear scans and X-Rays may involve the injection of a less-than-desirable radioactive dye.

Thermography offers a non-invasive, non-radiologic measurement of thyroid physiology. As a physiological study, it will not detect nodules or tumors. However, Thermography will provide a representation of physiological dysfunction which, when coupled with history, physical examination and anatomic tests, will provide a far greater picture of the thyroid function.

Thermography allows symptomatic individuals with normal test results to definitively confirm the presence of thyroid dysfunction. This will allow for a more comprehensive treatment program.

When performing thyroid thermography, we look for significant temperature asymmetry in the thyroid region or a temperature variation between the thyroid and its surrounding structures.

We have noted when studying the thyroid, we have also noted considerable inflammation in the dental region, the sinuses and the temporomandibular joints. Inflammation or infection in these regions is the cause of many problems, beyond simply pain in the specified area. Headaches and neck pain are common symptoms caused by this inflammation. We have also seen areas of elevated heat running from the mouth to the thyroid and also to the breast. Because of the large volume of information about the connection between dental health and overall health we now include the dental and facial regions as part of the study.