A Root Canal Traps Bacteria and Transforms It Into Pathogens
To understand the true danger of a root canal, you must understand how the anatomy of each tooth impacts the rest of the body. Oral health does not live in a world of its own! The pulp chamber in the middle of every tooth, the portion that gets removed during a root canal, is the soft living inner structure that contains blood vessels and nerves. The roots of each tooth head down into the jawbone, and just like the rest of the body has a maze of blood vessels and capillaries, so does each tooth. In fact, these are called tubules in the tooth. The length of these tubules would extend 3 miles if they were put end to end. Thats a lot of potential bacteria.
When a root canal is performed, even though the pulp is removed, the miles of tiny tubules remain as a place for bacteria to hide out and avoid antibiotics and the body’s natural immune defense system. Eventually, the bacteria morphs into highly pathogenic toxins eager to spread throughout the body. Infection begins to spread through the body, often without obvious signs or symptoms, but the results are ultimately seen in the diagnosis of deadly diseases.
The Link Between a Root Canal and Disease
As soon as the body’s natural immune system becomes compromised, the toxic bacteria brewing after a root canal has the opportunity to take hold, migrate into surrounding areas, and attack new organs, tissues, and glands. Despite the denials of traditional dentistry and the American Dental Association (ADA), root canals have consistently been linked to painful and potentially deadly diseases like heart disease, kidney disease, arthritis, neurological diseases like MS, ALS, and autoimmune conditions such as Lupus.
Sadly, there is also a strong cancer connection with root canals. In a five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases, Dr. Robert Jones found that 93% of women with breast cancer had root canals in the past, and German physician Dr. Josef Issels reported that 97% of his terminal cancer patients over a span of 40 years had undergone root canals.
The Upside Down Logic of a Root Canal
Taking a broader perspective, a root canal is the only medical procedure in which a dead body part can remain within the body. Any other time- the appendix or a frostbitten limb, for example- the body part is removed for the safety of the patient. This is because the immune system tends to attack dead substances and dead tissue. During such an autoimmune response, even more bacteria has a chance to breed and spread its toxicity throughout the body.
Root Canal Alternatives
First and foremost, find a holistic dentist that understands the risks of root canal procedures. There are many different ways to preserve your oral health without trying to preserve a dead tooth. Your holistic dentist can guide you through the process of safely extracting your tooth and replacing it with a partial denture, bridge, or implant. Holistic dentists are uniquely trained to handle this process in a way that will protect your all aspects of your health.