Root Canals Can Lead To Serious Disease Including Cancer

MORE THAN 40,000 ROOT CANALS ARE PERFORMED EVERY DAY IN THE UNITED STATES AFFECTING MORE THAN 25 MILLION PEOPLE ANNUALLY.

What most people haven’t yet come to realize is that root canal procedures can lead to serious life threatening or chronic health issues including cancer and heart disease.

Chronic Disease Linked to Root Canals

Dr. Weston Price, a well-known dentist and researcher noted for extensive research conducted in the early part of the 20th Century, was able to demonstrate that a high percentage of chronic degenerative diseases can and do originate from root canal therapy. The most frequent are heart and circulatory diseases. The next most common diseases were those of the joints, arthritis and rheumatism followed by diseases of the brain and nervous system.

In one of his studies, Dr. Price transferred diseases harbored by humans into rabbits, by implanting fragments of teeth from root-canals. He found that root canal fragments transplanted from a person, who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within only a few short weeks. The heart attack study was conducted with 100% effectiveness while other diseases were more than 80% transferable by following this same method.

Through Dr. Price’s research we now know that nearly every chronic degenerative disease has been linked with root canals, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis, joint, and rheumatic diseases
  • Neurological diseases such as ALS
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Various types of cancers
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Irritable bowel diseases such as Crohn’s Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression

People with healthy immune systems can generally ward off most bacteria that stray away from the infected tooth. But as the immune system weakens, over time or due to an accident or illness or other trauma, a person’s body may not be able to keep the infection from advancing. A weakened immune system will then allow bacteria to grow unchecked and migrate out into surrounding tissues and into the blood stream, where they are then transported various sensitive locations of the body such as an organ or gland or tissue.

The Breast Cancer Connection

More recently, Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher, discovered an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer. His five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases indicated that 93 percent of women with breast cancer had root canals and seven percent had other dental issues. Interestingly enough, in most cases tumors manifest on the same side of the body as the root canal(s) or other dental restoration. Dr. Jones deems that toxins from the bacteria in an infected tooth or jawbone inhibit the body’s natural ability to suppress tumor development.

The Demon Bacteria

Since there is no foolproof way to clean out the narrow tubules of a dead tooth, it will eventually become an incubator for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria. It has been found that literally billions of bacteria live in and around root canals, where they generate some of the most toxic organic substances, 1,000 times more toxic than botulism toxin. As the bacteria mutate over time into more and more virulent forms, they eventually migrate from the root of the tooth into the bone where they cause infections, called cavitations. Inside these bone cavities the bacteria begin to produce the more highly toxic poisons – including mercaptans, thioethers and others.

Dr. Jones relates the presence of toxins in the cells to the onset of cancer. His study indicates that the toxins thwart the production of key proteins and, without these proteins; there is nothing to stop cells or clusters of cells from becoming cancerous. Studies conducted at North Carolina Institute of Technology (NCIT) using toxins from 900 extracted root canal teeth and over 4000 biopsies of infected bone, have demonstrated extreme inhibition of the production of these important proteins. Their studies have led researchers to believe some cases of cancer are the result of chronic exposure to these toxins.

Although the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists reject the research indicating that the bacteria found in and around root canals can cause disease, we know that they base this misguided assumption on the idea that the bacteria in diseased teeth are the SAME as normal bacteria in your mouth—and nothing could be farther from the facts.

Bacteria Linked to Disease

Bacteria can be identified using DNA analysis, whether they’re dead or alive, by looking at their DNA signatures. The Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root canal teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100% of the samples tested. They were able to identify more than 40 different species of anaerobic bacteria in each sample. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with 19 to 53 types of bacteria each individual sample. The bacteria found by similar tests conducted by independent laboratories reveal the following types:

  • Acinetobacter baumanii – linked to Pneumonia and Periodontal disease
  • Gemella morbillorum – linked to invasive endocarditis, Meningitis & Arthritis
  • Klebsiella – linked to pneumonia Lung infections, infections of the Urinary Tract, biliary tract & Osteomyelitis & Meningitis
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis – Protein metabolism, Biofilms, leads to Bone destruction and Premature labor
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa – linked to Central Nervous System disorders, Endocarditis, Brain abscesses & increase in liver enzymes, Prosthetic heart valve invasion
  • Streptococcus mitis – found in Strep Throat, Scarlet fever and linked to heart failure –

And this is just a sample of the more common types of bacteria. The following bacteria found in root canals of the TERF study are also known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities. They include:

  • Rhpumatir fpvpr
  • Capnocytophagaochraceavi
  • Fusobacteriumnucleatumvii
  • Leptotrichiabuccalis
  • Porphyromonasgingivalis ix

Bottom Line: Root Canals Create Toxic Bacteria

Up to 400 percent more bacteria are found in the surrounding tissues of the root canal tooth than in the tooth itself, indicating that the dead tooth works as an incubator for bacteria that feed on the periodontal ligament where they mutate, grow in number and eventually invade the bone surrounding the root canal.

If you have been told you need a root canal your best option is to get a second opinion. In some cases your holistic dental practitioner will be able to find an alternative to root canal treatment or extraction. If that is not possible, we can work with you to make sure that the root canal treatment is done in such a way as to minimize toxicity of the tooth for a longer period of time. However, surgical extraction using biological method is still the most complete way to rid the body of this problem.

References:

Root Canals Dangerous

http://nmtpractitioner.com/doc/article/2008/RootCanal.html

 

97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure… http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/18/dangers-of-root-canaled-teeth.aspx?e_cid=20120218_DNL_art_1

 

The Dental Connection to Chronic Illness

http://www.naturalhealinghouse.com/articles_dental-connection.php

Toxic Bacteria In Teeth Contributes To Illness Throughout The Body

You probably already know that  the prospect of having a root canal can be to most people a nerve wrenching experience. Furthermore teeth treated with root canals tend to get reinfected and/or fracture because they are mummified teeth. But did you realize that when you choose to have a tooth extracted instead of a root canal you are still at a high risk of developing bone infections because of the toxins released by bacteria that are trapped or improperly cleaned out at the time of extraction? This happens when people have had tooth extractions and more so when they have had their wisdom teeth taken out, or have suffered a variety of other abscesses, injuries to the teeth and jaw. As early as 1920, G.V. Black commonly referred to as the “father of modern dentistry” had observed, studied and written about these bone infections and lesions.  This is not to say that everyone undergoing the above will ultimately develop health issues as a result, but evidence is mounting that a huge percentage of us are at risk.

THE CULPRIT

Ultimately the perpetrator is bacteria … bacteria that were not neutralized or adequately flushed out after an oral surgery or extraction. Once trapped inside the post-surgery cavity these bacteria can incubate for years, leaking toxic residue into the blood stream and causing a host of health issues, both local to the jaw by affecting its blood supply and other areas of the body. In addition to bacteria, sometimes this area will host other harmful elements including viruses, fungus and parasites. In other words, when a root canal is performed on a tooth, bacteria from within that tooth can produce very strong chemicals that are highly neurotoxic. Similarly when after an extraction the bone is not properly cleaned and treated, the bacteria around the tooth or even from the mouth can be trapped in bone and eventually release toxins. Research has shown these toxins can then combine with chemicals or heavy metals, such as mercury, and form even more potent toxins. These neurotoxins can over time be released into the bloodstream where they destroy many otherwise critically important enzymes within the body.

This scenario happens under what dentists consider the normal extraction situation; the tooth is removed but the ligament that holds the tooth in place is left behind, and consequently toxins remain within the ligament, infect and destroy the bone and eventually slowly seep into the body, potentially creating chronic health issues.

WORST CASE SCENARIO

You might think it’s bad enough to think about having neurotoxic bacteria, fungus and other unsavory creatures swimming in the open spaces between your teeth and gums, but there actually is one thing worse; cavitations. Now, cavitations are exactly what they sound like they are; a hollowed out area or hole – and in this case, a cavern occurs when all too active bacteria has successfully departed the original post-surgical site and has somehow begun to impress itself into the actual jawbone. Every additional hole created by this process is filled with decaying bone and tissue that leaves behind an ever greater potential for bacteria (and their unsavory cohorts and associated neurotoxins) to flourish and grow. Eventually this caustic soup of poison leaks into the blood stream where it can cause or exaggerate other existing health issues in the body.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A CAVITATION?

Although cavitations can go undetected for years in an otherwise healthy person, jaw pain sometimes occurs in patients suffering from bone lesions and sometimes jaw pain will manifest after a sinus infection, which can then also lead to the discovery of a cavitation. But it seems that the vast majority of people seeking to discover whether or not they have cavitations are those also suffering from other chronic health issues. It is the overriding health condition that has brought them back to the dentist seeking ways to cut down on potential toxins flowing into the bloodstream

The first step in successfully diagnosing cavitations can be made using a variety of diagnostic tools which can include CAT scans and MRI’s but since these methods expose a patient to undesirable levels of radiation, they aren’t the optimal tools for detection. The best method of detection is often through a ConeBeam Cat Scan (CBCT) and applied kineseology (AK) or muscle testing.

TREATMENT

Once properly diagnosed, treatment for a cavitation commonly starts by surgically removing any dead bone, tissue and other debris. Additional treatment options include the use of lasers and ozone treatments as well as probiotics and other natural products/techniques. Once applied, these methods help to create a clean and sterile environment that promotes healing at the site, and ultimately throughout the body.

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Dental Emergencies

HOW TO HANDLE A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

According to the American Dental Association, the difference between saving and losing a knocked out tooth, is the thirty minutes following the incident.

To save the tooth, follow these steps:

  • Rinse the tooth in tap water.
  • Avoid scrubbing the tooth.
  • Insert the tooth into the empty socket quickly.

If you are uncomfortable inserting the tooth, put the tooth in milk or water Get to the dentist immediately.

COMMON DENTAL EMERGENCIES

  • Broken tooth/Fractured tooth
  • Canker sores
  • Operculitis

Periodontal Care

FOR AMERICANS IN THEIR 30S AND BEYOND, THE THREAT OF GUM DISEASE (PERIODONTAL DISEASE) IS A VERY REAL AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITION.

Gum disease is particularly dangerous because the progression of the disease is often painless, going undetected until it creates serious problems.

Although genetics may play a small role in its development, doctors agree that gum disease is most often directly related to how well people care for their teeth and gums.

 THE STAGES OF GUM DISEASE

Periodontal disease is a gradual infection of the gums and the supporting bone. It is caused when the build up of plaque on and around the teeth calcifies into tartar. This tartar is covered with plaque that contains micro- organisms which release toxins causing the first stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by swelling, inflammation, and bleeding of the gums. In the advanced stage of gum disease (referred to as periodontitis), the toxins cause the bone to resorb or dissolve. The teeth having lost a part of their bone support begin to move & eventually with more bone loss there is tooth loss.

 THE SURGERY

Treatments to alleviate the effects of gum disease include deep cleaning, localized delivery of antibiotics, home care & regular follow up care. The periodontist / Dentist begin by removing the diseased tissue, tartar, and plaque from the tooth’s surface and below the gum line. The root of the tooth may need to be planed and smoothed in order to allow gum tissue to heal properly. The periodontist may also advise bone grafts depending on the amount of bone that is lost due to gum disease.

 PREVENTION

The ravages of gum disease are best prevented by early detection and proper dental hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice a day helps to remove the thin layer of bacteria that release dangerous toxins into your mouth. Flossing or other interdental cleansing is also important to keep your mouth free from residual food and bacteria. Also, using a mouth rinse, prescription or over the counter considerably reduces the microbial count in your saliva. Finally, maintaining a balanced diet and scheduling regular dental appointments help stem the advance of gum disease and keep you healthy and smiling.

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Digital X-Rays

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