Environmental dentistry is a young and interdisciplinary branch of dentistry. It includes a scientifically substantiated and comprehensive dental treatment of chronically ill patients as well as individual preventive treatment concepts for healthy people. The goal is to detect immunological and toxicological influence factors, such as material incompatibility or undiscovered chronically inflammations, using modern technology, and therefore healing or avoiding diseases outside the oral cavity.
Environmental medicine is all about treatment and therapy of environmentally associated or influenced diseases. This includes diseases associated with PCB, wood preservatives, plasticizers, mildew, and many other outside factors infecting our body.
Nevertheless, similar effects can come from the inside as well:
Oral cavity is the number one part of our body when it comes to contact with foreign material and where inflammation can often stay undiscovered for years and infect and destroy other body parts.
This is where environmental dentistry comes into play. In many cases it can be sort of an emergency break for chronically ill patients and increase the medical situation up to healing the infections. It also helps healthy patients to prevent those kinds of diseases.