More than 60 million root canals are performed annually, usually on individuals that are not even aware that it is a dangerous as well as an unsafe procedure.
Although the initial effects are attractive, the reality is that bacteria will never be able to be completely removed from the tooth. Namely, even the healthy bacteria will be actually changed to extremely toxic anaerobic bacteria after this procedure, and it will also go on thriving and developing inside the tooth, thus resulting in a lot of health issues.
The excellent dentist and researcher, Dr. Weston Price, examined the connection between nutrition, physical and dental health, and his research and studies carried out at the Mayo Clinic proved that bacterial growth in root canals can be transferred to animals and they recreate the same diseases as in the human donor.
Additionally, the investigation was successful in 80 to 100% of the animals and the heart disease could be transferred 100% of the time.
The most surprising thing about it is that this discovery was found in 1910, and therefore this man managed to provide evidence that bacteria and toxins from root canals can go into the bloodstream and travel in the body, contributing to various health issues, and diseases.
Also, Dr. Price found that a great number of degenerative diseases originate from root canal procedures, for instance circulatory and heart disease. But, his research and findings were actually hidden from the public in the 1920’s.
Dr. George Meinig, one of the founders of the American Association of Endodontists, after 70 years, actually found his works and also published the discovery in his book, Root Canal Cover Up.
The basic tooth anatomy:
In fact, teeth consist of numerous layers, and the outer layer is the enamel, the second is dentin, whereas the pulp is the inner core. To explain you more deeply, the periodontal ligament unites the small fibers that come out of the tooth, as well as the fibers coming out of the bone.
Moreover, the dentin is not solid, and it is made of tiny dentinal tubules that if stretched, are about three miles long. So, it is actually here where bacteria can hide and develop.
According to the research of Dr. Price, the only place where the anaerobic bacteria is found is this one, in the thousands of teeth examined. Due to the fact that it cannot be sterilized, it is the ideal environment for bacteria to grow and multiply, contributing to infections and cavitations, i.e., necrotic tissue areas in the jawbone.
According to the ADA, bacteria that is found in the teeth is not able to trigger disease, but the bacteria in root canalled teeth is not the same as that in the mouth.
Furthermore, deprived of nutrients and oxygen, it actually gets converted into extremely dangerous, toxic type that is able to cause a great number of diseases, long-term infections, and jawbone loss.
Dr. Price provided important information on the 5 major bacteria types in Hal Huggins article on Root Canal Dangers:
- Fusobacterium nucleatum:
– Contributes to liver, heart, joint, and spleen infection.
– Creates toxins that prevent the division of fibroblast cells and the healing process of wounds.
- Capnocytophaga ochracea
– Found in brain abscesses and is associated with the dental source of infection.
– Results in human disease in the central nervous system.
– Related to septicemia and meningitis.
- Gemella morbillorum:
– Linked to meningitis, septic arthritis, and acute invasive endocarditis.
- Leptotrichia buccalis:
– Reduces the number of neutrophils, i.e., an essential white blood cell, thus lowering the immune competence.
- Porphyromonas gingivalis:
– Destroys red blood cells by drilling holes, i.e., porins in them, triggering the cell to bleed to death.
– Turns friendly bacteria into pathogens.
– Changes the blood vessel endothelial lining’s integrity, leading to inflammation and bleeding in the blood vessel inner lining. According to Dr. Huggins, it is the essential step in atherogenesis formation that contributes to heart attacks.
It was also found out by Dr. George Meinig that a great part of chronic illness is triggered by root canals, mostly circulatory and heart disease, as well as arthritis and rheumatism, and issues of brain and nervous system, such as ALS and MS.
So, it is of great importance to investigate this issue before doing a surgical procedure of this kind.
Bear in mind, your biological dentist, your doctor and you should reconsider all the facts and then decide whether you will have a root canal or remove the tooth. Also, it is important to know that the proper pre- and post- procedure protocol greatly determines the recovery process.