97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously had this Dental Procedure…
Dr. Mercola describes and warns of the inherent dangers of having root canal treatment performed on teeth. He says this is a procedure that occurs approximately 41,000 times each day in the USA. It is accomplished usually be a specialist called an Endodontist using methods approved by the American Dental Association and various endodontic societies. Endodontic treatment has been performed since around the beginning of the 20th Century. Originally the procedure was rather crude by comparison to today’s techniques.
Despite those improvements (such as using ozone) at cleaning the root canals within a tooth and sealing them, it is considered that this is a procedure which is impossible at effectively removing 100% of the infected tissue and microorganisms within the internal anatomy of any tooth. Dr. Mercola gives references to studies which have been done over decades showing proof that pathogenic organisms are invariably left behind which ultimately morph into more virulent organisms causing systemic diseases within the human body. He references work done by Dr. Tom Stone, Dr. Douglas Cook,Dr. Weston Price, Dr. Meinig, Dr. Robert Jones, Dr. Josef Issels and Dr. Hal Huggins.
It is thought as long as your immune system remains strong, any bacteria that stray away from an infected tooth are captured by the body’s defense system and destroyed. However, once your immune system is compromised and fails to function normally, pathogenic microorganisms are able to proliferate and cause various diseases. The claim is made that the following diseases have their etiology in teeth treated by endodontic therapy: kidney disease, arthritis and rheumatic diseases, neurological disease (including ALS and MS) and autoimmune diseases (Lupus erythematosis and others).
It was Dr. Robert Jones who found in his research the following correlations: 93% of women with breast cancer had at least one tooth treated endodontically; 7% showed other pathology. He noted that tumors, in a majority of cases, occurred on the same side of the body as the root canal treated tooth or where other oral pathology was found. And Dr. Issels has reported that, in his 40 years of treating terminally ill cancer patients, 97% of them had teeth that were treated endodontically.
It should be noted that most research that is generally accepted by scientists and health professionals is done so after double blind and/or duplicated studies have been done. Dr. Mercola does not mention this in his lengthy article, therefore the reader is obliged to do his or her own due diligence regarding this information. This in no way suggests that this information lacks credibility.
It has been confirmed by the American Dental Association for over a decade that some pathogenic microorganisms from the oral cavity are known to be the etiological factor in some systemic diseases. However, it has not been confirmed that their source has been from one or more teeth having been treated by root canal therapy. Some adversaries to the procedure claim this is the case because the ADA favors treatment modalities performed by their accredited specialties, and also because the alternative of extraction of teeth and replacement of them can be extensive and costly.
What You Need to Know to AVOID a Root Canal
I strongly recommend never getting a root canal. Risking your health to preserve a tooth simply doesn’t make sense. Unfortunately, there are many people who’ve already have one. If you have, you should seriously consider having the tooth removed, even if it looks and feels fine. Remember, as soon as your immune system is compromised, your risk of of developing a serious medical problem increases—and assaults on your immune system are far too frequent in today’s world.
If you have a tooth removed, there are a few options available to you.
Partial denture: This is a removable denture, often just called a “partial.” It’s the simplest and least expensive option.
Bridge: This is a more permanent fixture resembling a real tooth but is a bit more involved and expensive to build.
Implant: This is a permanent artificial tooth, typically titanium, implanted in your gums and jaw. There are some problems with these due to reactions to the metals used. Zirconium is a newer implant material that shows promise for fewer complications.
But just pulling the tooth and inserting some sort of artificial replacement isn’t enough.
Dentists are taught to remove the tooth but leave your periodontal ligament. But as you now know, this ligament can serve as a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. Most experts who’ve studied this recommend removing the ligament, along with one millimeter of the bony socket, in order to drastically reduce your risk of developing an infection from the bacterially infected tissues left behind.
I strongly recommend consulting a biological dentist because they are uniquely trained to do these extractions properly and safely, as well as being adept at removing mercury fillings, if necessary. Their approach to dental care is far more holistic and considers the impact on your entire body—not JUST your mouth.