What Are The Dangers of A Root Canal?
You may have a colony of bacteria in your mouth that you aren’t even aware of, especially if you haven’t heard about the dangers of root canals to your total body health.
Dr. George Meinig, a dentist and one of the founders of the American Association of Endodontists, asserts in his book The Root Canal Cover Up that a root canal is paramount to leaving an organ that dies to rot inside your body.
When you get a root canal, it is usually because a tooth has decayed to the point that it is causing you severe pain. After the procedure, your tooth no longer hurts so you believe all is well.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
What is a Root Canal?
During a root canal, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Sealing this main canal does not account for the thousands of side canals that branch off each tooth.
These microscopic channels are left untouched and made up of dead rotting nerves. Bacteria feed off this dead tissue and the toxic waste created leaks into your bloodstream.
No matter what procedure or dental materials are used to perform your root canal, the resulting bacteria will leak into your system – how your body reacts to this threat is based on your immune system.
The problems begin with the tubules located on the surface of your tooth. They are much like the pores on your skin. Your tooth looks solid but it isn’t.
Oral bacteria found in the tubules move to the interior of the tooth and survive without a blood supply, on very little food and with no oxygen. Over time, they mutate into disease-causing bacteria and release toxins.
Antibiotics should help…right? Wrong.
The bacteria live in a protected colony that continually oozes toxins out but nothing – including medications – get in. It is much like a one-way street.
The bacteria thrive and continue to leak poison through the dead tubules into your bloodstream – but there is no blood supply to push antibiotics back through that same system.
Focal Infection from Root Canals
When a colony of bacteria exist in one specific location in your body – such as your bowels, tonsils or teeth – it can and will wreak havoc on a totally unrelated part of your body such as your brain, heart or joints. This is called focal infection. The longer it continues, the greater the chance that it will slowly weaken your immune system.
One of the dangers of root canals is that patients believe they’ve already addressed – and corrected – the problem by having the procedure done. Unknowingly, they’ve simply installed a condominium for bacteria.
Dr. Meinig explains, “This is not the usual medical story of a prolonged search for the difficult-to-find causative agent of some devastating disease. Rather, it’s the story of how [bacteria] become entrenched inside the structure of teeth and end up causing the largest number of diseases ever traced to a single source.”
The Dangers of Root Canals
- Heart disease
- Neurodegenerative disease
- Digestion disorders
- Mental disorders
What Are Your Options?
Extract rotted teeth. Trying to save a tooth that is rotted may seem like a good idea. Don’t set yourself up for trouble down the road. Getting a removable partial, bridge or zirconium implant will protect your health.
Search for a holistic dentist near you that will discuss all options regarding your oral care and recognize that total body health and oral health are very much connected. According to the Mayo Clinic poor oral health – even without root canals – has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.
Make preventative measures part of your daily life. This is by far the best option for your health and your wallet. By limiting consumption of foods that are over-processed, high in sugars or high in bad fats you help every cell in your body – including your teeth.
Increasing your raw food intake is also an excellent step to help your body fight toxicity and strengthen your immune system.
Ancient Oil Pulling Restores Dental Health
Consider adding coconut oil pulling to your regular oral care. According to an article published with the Society for General Microbiology, researchers at Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland found that coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial. It attacks and inhibits the growth of the most common bacteria that lead to tooth decay and thrush.
An inexpensive, natural method that dates back to ancient times – oil pulling removes bacteria, mucus and toxins from your body through the soft tissues of your mouth.
By swishing a tablespoon of organic, virgin coconut oil in your mouth for 15 minutes several times a week, your teeth will be whiter and stronger, your gums pink and healthy and your mouth will feel incredibly clean.
Previous research found that coconut oil pulling is 40% more effective than antiseptic mouthwash. It pulls toxins from your system much like the oil in your car engine. Read more about coconut oil pulling here.
The dangerous side effects of root canals dates back 100 years ago when Dr. Weston Price, DDS proved that leaving dead teeth in the mouth eventually lead to debilitating disease in his patients.
His research into the dangers of root canals has been proven again and again by modern science. Yet more than 25 million root canals will be performed this year in the United States alone. It is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Pick another alternative. Saving a tooth that looks good on the outside but is dead on the inside will lead to bigger problems down the road.