Root Canals and Cancer

An Analogy- If you went to your doctor complaining that your appendix hurt and your doctor recommended a treatment plan that included cutting the nerve to the appendix so that you don’t feel the pain, and cutting the main artery to the appendix so that the organ would die, you would probably find yourself another doctor.  But that is exactly what happens when a dentist performs a root canal, they purposefully leave dead tissue behind.

Each year, millions of people have a root canal procedure performed to deal with various dental issues. This procedure is accomplished by drilling a hole into the top of your tooth and then inserting an auger in order to remove the artery and the nerve. The area is then sterilized, the tooth is filled, and sealed with a crown. The tooth is no longer living yet it remains in the mouth.

The problem with having this procedure though is that there is no such thing as a sterile root canal.  During a root canal procedure, the main canal is filled, along with a few of the small side-canals as well, but there are many other smaller canal-like structures called dentinal tubules which are to tiny to be filled during the procedure.  These smaller tubules then become a safe-haven for large colonies of bacteria to grow, and since there are so many of them, there is plenty of room for a multitude of bacteria to begin to challenge the immune system.  These germs also produce toxic waste byproducts, and your body has to deal with these toxins 24 hours a day…..everyday.   Antibiotics and your immune system’s white blood cells are ineffective against this infection because neither is able to travel into these tubules, so ultimately it is the removal of the entire tooth in order to stop the infection.

Dentist Frank Jerome stated. “The idea of keeping a dead, infected organ in the body is only thought to be a good idea by dentists. A root canal-treated tooth will always negatively affects your immune system.”  This is because all dead tissue will eventually become infected.

A recent study published in the Endodontists Journal confirmed this finding and involved people who were going to have their wisdom teeth removed in the near future.  Prior to the removal they agreed to have a  root canal on one side of their mouth only, and 3 months later they had all of their wisdom teeth removed.  It was discovered that the intact teeth had only 1.1% of the tubules infected, but that the root canaled teeth had 39% of the tubules infected.  Imagine the amount of infection that may have occurred if the tooth had been in place for a longer period of time.

Back in the 1920’s, Dr. Weston A. Price performed various experiments which were first hailed by the American Dental Association, but then later ignored. Dr. Price suspected that bacterial infections were the main culprit behind many of the degenerative diseases that people were suffering from, and he also suspected that many of these health issues arose from infections in the teeth.

For an experiment he implanted an extracted root-filled tooth under the skin of an animal, and found that the diseases that the patient suffered from were then transferred into the animals. He also observed that when root-filled teeth were removed from a patients mouth, that a variety of their health problems improved, these included arthritis, kidney problems, and cancer.

Infected-Root-Canals.003What Dr. Price reported was that root canaled teeth, no matter how good they looked, or how symptom-free they appeared, always remained infected. Dr. Price documented his findings in two monumental volumes entitled Dental Infections Oral & Systemic and Dental Infections and the Degenerative Diseases. Not surprisingly, the books were effectively suppressed for over 50 years until Dr. George Meinig, a retired endodontist, rediscovered them and then republished a shortened version titled Root Canal Cover UpSurprisingly, Meinig was also a founding member of the American Association of Endodontists (root canal therapists), and was an early pioneer in the practice. He spent the last years of his life trying to get dentists to stop doing the very same procedure that he had helped to perfect.

It should be noted that many people appear to be able to handle root canals without getting cancer, the problem is that there is no way of knowing when your toxic threshold will be reached, and how much damage it may cause. When the immune systems is at a low point, the microorganisms or toxins produced by the bacteria will begin to move towards a target organ. If you are healthy and strong, chances are that these toxins will be quarantined and you will not have a systemic effect. However, if this concerns you, then the safest action might be to have your root canaled teeth extracted. Look for a biological dentist to ensure that this is done in the safest way possible.

“One of the most important things you can do for your health is to remove any already dead teeth still attached to your head, i.e. root canals. Research going back to 1998 found that endodontic therapy (root canal) is associated with high rates of infection (up to 54%) with anaerobic bacteria that live within the MILES of microtubules found within the dead tooth.”

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