By Stephanie Allen-Gobert
There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years. Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem. What is this dental procedure?
The Root Canal: More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in this country. Root- canalled teeth are essentially “dead” teeth that can become silent incubators for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that can, under certain conditions, make their way into your bloodstream to cause a number of serious medical conditions-many not appearing until decades later.
Sadly, the vast majority of dentists are oblivious to the serious health risks they are exposing their patients to, risks that persists for the rest of their patients’ lives. The American Dental Association claims root canals have been proven safe, but they have NO published data or actual research to substantiate this claim.
Recently, educators like Dr. Tom Stone and Dr. Douglas Cook, who are not only brilliant dentists, but who more than a century ago, made the connection between root-canaled teeth and disease. They along with, Dr. Weston Price, who is regarded by many as the greatest dentist of all time weighed in:
1.) What dentists don’t know about the anatomy of your teeth. Most dentists don’t realize your teeth are made of the hardest substance in your body. Dentists are taught that each tooth has one to four major canals. However, there are accessory canals that are never mentioned.
2.) The Root Cause of Much Disease. The stresses of oxygen and nutrient deprivation, these formerly friendly organisms morph into stronger anaerobes that produce potent toxins. Oftentimes, the infection extends into the jawbone where it creates cavitations. In the records of 5,000 surgical cavitations cleanings, only two were found healed.
3.) Root canals can lead to Heart, Kidney, Bone, and Brain Disease. Nearly every chronic degenerative disease has been linked with root canals including: heart disease. Kidney disease. Arthritis, joint and rheumatic disease, neurological diseases (ALS, MS), autoimmune diseases (Lupus and more), there may also be cancer connections.
4.) 93% of women with breast cancer had a root canal. Dr Robert Jones, a researcher between the relationship between root canals and breast cancer, found that the breast tumors, in the majority of the cases, occurred on the same side of the body as the root canal or other oral pathology.
5.) ADA and AAE Claim it’s a myth. In a continuation of Dr. Price’s work used DNA analysis to examine root canaled teeth. They tested samples and found bacteria of various types to include’ Capnocytopjagapchracea, Fusobacteriumnucleatum and Gemellamorbillorum; all are benign but can affect your brain, sinus cavity, and kidneys.
The ADA rejects Dr. Price’s evidence, claiming root canals are safe, yet they offer no published data or actual research to substantiate their claim. American Heart Association recommends a dose of antibiotics before many routine dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis (IE) if you have certain heart conditions that predispose you to this type of infection.