Chances are, you know someone or several people who have had this dental procedure done. It is extremely common but nowhere near as safe as we are led to believe.
We should all think twice before getting root canals done. While many dentists recommend them, they are nowhere near what they seem. Sure, root canals allow you to keep the dead tooth but it traps bacteria within your body. When bacteria from a dead organ or other things of the sort is not removed we end up dealing with necrosis which can literally kill you and is something you should note when considering a root canal.
Dr. Mercola wrote as follows in regards on his site:
Teeth have roots with main canals and thousands of side canals, and contained in those side canals are miles of nerves. When dentists perform a root canal, they remove the nerve from the main canals; however, they do not have access to the microscopic side canals, which have dead nerves left behind in those spaces.
Anaerobic bacteria, which do not require oxygen to survive, thrive in these side canals and excrete toxicity from digesting necrotic tissue that leads to chronic infection. Blood supply and lymphatics that surround those dead teeth drains this toxicity and allows it to spread throughout your body. This toxicity will invade all organ systems and can lead to a plethora of diseases such as autoimmune diseases, cancers, musculoskeletal diseases, irritable bowel diseases, and depression, to name just a few.
Even antibiotics won’t help in these cases, because the bacteria are protected inside of your dead tooth.
It appears that the longer root canal-treated teeth stay in your body, the more your immune system becomes compromised.
This is something Dr. Mercola has posted on multiple times and is very adamant about. Root canals are also not the only option even though you might have been led to believe as such. Over 25 million root canals are performed every year here in the US but that doesn’t mean they should be.
Another important topic Dr. Mercola touched on was the link between many health issues and root canals, he wrote as follows:
As long as your immune system remains strong, any bacteria that stray away from the infected tooth are captured and destroyed. But once your immune system is weakened by something like an accident or illness or other trauma, your immune system may be unable to keep the infection in check.
These bacteria can migrate out into surrounding tissues by hitching a ride into your bloodstream, where they are transported to new locations to set up camp. The new location can be any organ or gland or tissue.
Dr. Price was able to transfer diseases harbored by humans to rabbits, by implanting fragments of root-canaled teeth, as mentioned above. He found that root canal fragments from a person who had suffered a heart attack, when implanted into a rabbit, would cause a heart attack in the rabbit within a few weeks.
He discovered he could transfer heart disease to the rabbit 100 percent of the time! Other diseases were more than 80 percent transferable by this method. Nearly every chronic degenerative disease has been linked with root canals, including:
Arthritis, joint, and rheumatic diseases
Neurological diseases (including ALS and MS)
Autoimmune diseases (Lupus and more)
There may also be a cancer connection. Dr. Robert Jones, a researcher of the relationship between root canals and breast cancer, found an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer.4 He claims to have found the following correlations in a five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases:
93 percent of women with breast cancer had root canals
7 percent had other oral pathology
Tumors, in the majority of cases, occurred on the same side of the body as the root canal(s) or other oral pathology
Dr. Jones claims that toxins from the bacteria in an infected tooth or jawbone are able to inhibit the proteins that suppress tumor development. A German physician reported similar findings. Dr. Josef Issels reported that, in his 40 years of treating “terminal” cancer patients, 97 percent of his cancer patients had root canals. If these physicians are correct, the cure for cancer may be as simple as having a tooth pulled, then rebuilding your immune system.
Yes, you read that right, one Dr. even went so far as to report that almost all of the cancer patients he saw had actually undergone the procedure. What do you think about all of this?