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Shocking Connection: 97% of all Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure...

Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?” Well...

Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?” Well, that might not be that far from the truth… the root cause of your illness may be in your mouth.

There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years. Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem.

What is this dental procedure? 

The root canal. More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in this country.


Root-canaled teeth are essentially “dead” teeth that can become silent incubators for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that can, under certain conditions, make their way into your bloodstream to cause a number of serious medical conditions—many not appearing until decades later.

Most of these toxic teeth feel and look fine for many years, which make their role in systemic disease even harder to trace back.

Sadly, the vast majority of dentists are oblivious to the serious potential health risks they are exposing their patients to, risks that persist for the rest of their patients’ lives. The American Dental Association claims root canals have been proven safe, but they have NO published data or actual research to substantiate this claim.

Fortunately, I had some early mentors like Dr. Tom Stone and Dr. Douglas Cook, who educated me on this issue nearly 20 years ago. Were it not for a brilliant pioneering dentist who, more than a century ago, made the connection between root-canaled teeth and disease, this underlying cause of disease may have remained hidden to this day. The dentist’s name was Weston Price — regarded by many as the greatest dentist of all time.

Weston A. Price: World’s Greatest Dentist 

Most dentists would be doing an enormous service to public health if they familiarized themselves with the work of Dr. Weston Pricei. Unfortunately, his work continues to be discounted and suppressed by medical and dental professionals alike.

Dr. Price was a dentist and researcher who traveled the world to study the teeth, bones, and diets of native populations living without the “benefit” of modern food. Around the year 1900, Price had been treating persistent root canal infections and became suspicious that root-canaled teeth always remained infected, in spite of treatments. Then one day, he recommended to a woman, wheelchair bound for six years, to have her root canal tooth extracted, even though it appeared to be fine.

She agreed, so he extracted her tooth and then implanted it under the skin of a rabbit. The rabbit amazingly developed the same crippling arthritis as the woman and died from the infection 10 days later. But the woman, now free of the toxic tooth, immediately recovered from her arthritis and could now walk without even the assistance of a cane.

Price discovered that it’s mechanically impossible to sterilize a root-canaled (e.g. root-filled) tooth.

He then went on to show that many chronic degenerative diseases originate from root-filled teeth—the most frequent being heart and circulatory diseases. He actually found 16 different causative bacterial agents for these conditions. But there were also strong correlations between root-filled teeth and diseases of the joints, brain and nervous system.

Dr. Price went on to write two groundbreaking books in 1922 detailing his research into the link between dental pathology and chronic illness. Unfortunately, his work was deliberately buried for 70 years, until finally one endodontist named George Meinig recognized the importance of Price’s work and sought to expose the truth.

Must-read book on the subject: The Secret Poison in Your Mouth: Banish the Hidden Cause of Cancer, Heart Disease and Arthritis;

Dr. Meinig advances the work of Dr. Price 

Dr. Meinig, a native of Chicago, was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II before moving to Hollywood to become a dentist for the stars. He eventually became one of the founding members of the American Association of Endodontists (root canal specialists).

In the 1990s, he spent 18 months immersed in Dr. Price’s research. In June of 1993, Dr. Meinig published the book Root Canal Cover-Up, which continues to be the most comprehensive reference on this topic today. You can order your copy directly from the Price-Pottenger Foundation. ii

What dentists don’t know about the anatomy of your teeth 

Your teeth are made of the hardest substances in your body.

In the middle of each tooth is the pulp chamber, a soft living inner structure that houses blood vessels and nerves. Surrounding the pulp chamber is the dentin, which is made of living cells that secrete a hard mineral substance. The outermost and hardest layer of your tooth is the white enamel, which encases the dentin.

The roots of each tooth descend into your jawbone and are held in place by the periodontal ligament. In dental school, dentists are taught that each tooth has one to four major canals. However, there are accessory canals that are never mentioned. Literally miles of them!

Just as your body has large blood vessels that branch down into very small capillaries, each of your teeth has a maze of very tiny tubules that, if stretched out, would extend for three miles. Weston Price identified as many as 75 separate accessory canals in a single central incisor (front tooth). For a more detailed explanation, refer to an article by Hal Huggins, DDS, MS, on the Weston A. Price Foundation website.iii (These images are borrowed from the Huggins article.)

Microscopic organisms regularly move in and around these tubules, like gophers in underground tunnels.

When a dentist performs a root canal, he or she hollows out the tooth, then fills the hollow chamber with a substance (called guttapercha), which cuts off the tooth from its blood supply, so fluid can no longer circulate through the tooth. But the maze of tiny tubules remains. And bacteria, cut off from their food supply, hide out in these tunnels where they are remarkably safe from antibiotics and your own body’s immune defenses.

The root cause of much disease

Under the stresses of oxygen and nutrient deprivation, these formerly friendly organisms morph into stronger, more virulent anaerobes that produce a variety of potent toxins. What were once ordinary, friendly oral bacteria mutate into highly toxic pathogens lurking in the tubules of the dead tooth, just awaiting an opportunity to spread.

No amount of sterilization has been found effective in reaching these tubules — and just about every single root-canaled tooth has been found colonized by these bacteria, especially around the apex and in the periodontal ligament. Oftentimes, the infection extends down into the jawbone where it creates cavitations — areas of necrotic tissue in the jawbone itself.

Cavitations are areas of unhealed bone, often accompanied by pockets of infected tissue and gangrene. Sometimes they form after a tooth extraction (such as a wisdom tooth extraction), but they can also follow a root canal. According to Weston Price Foundation, in the records of 5,000 surgical cavitation cleanings, only two were found healed.

And all of this occurs with few, if any, accompanying symptoms. So you may have an abscessed dead tooth and not know it. This focal infection in the immediate area of the root-canaled tooth is bad enough, but the damage doesn’t stop there.

Root canals can lead to heart, kidney, bone, and brain disease 

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 blood stream, 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:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- 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 therelationship between root canals and breast cancer, found an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer.iv 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.

Good bugs gone bad 

How are these mutant oral bacteria connected with heart disease or arthritis? The ADA and the AAE claim it’s a “myth” that the bacteria found in and around root-canaled teeth can cause diseasev. But they base that on the misguided assumption that the bacteria in these diseased teeth are the SAME as normal bacteria in your mouth — and that’s clearly not the case.

Today, bacteria can be identified using DNA analysis, whether they’re dead or alive, from their telltale DNA signatures.

In a continuation of Dr. Price’s work, the Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root-canaled teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100 percent of the samples tested. They identified 42 different species of anaerobic bacteria in 43 root canal samples. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with individual samples housing between 19 to 53 types of bacteria each. The bacteria they found included the following types:
- Capnocytophagaochracea
- Fusobacteriumnucleatum
- Gemellamorbillorum
- Leptotrichiabuccalis
- Porphyromonasgingivalis 
Are these just benign, ordinary mouth bugs? Absolutely not. Four can affect your heart, three can affect your nerves, two can affect your kidneys, two can affect your brain, and one can infect your sinus cavities… so they are anything BUT friendly! (If you want see just how unfriendly they can be, I invite you to investigate the footnotes.)

Approximately 400 percent more bacteria were found in the blood surrounding the root canal tooth than were found in the tooth itself, suggesting the tooth is the incubatorand the periodontal ligament is the food supply. The bone surrounding root-canaled teeth was found even HIGHER in bacterial count… not surprising, since bone is virtual buffet of bacterial nutrients.

Since when is leaving a dead body part IN your body a good idea? 

There is no other medical procedure that involves allowing a dead body part to remain in your body. When your appendix dies, it’s removed. If you get frostbite or gangrene on a finger or toe, it is amputated. If a baby dies in utero, the body typically initiates a miscarriage.

Your immune system doesn’t care for dead substances, and just the presence of dead tissue can cause your system to launch an attack, which is another reason to avoid root canals — they leave behind a dead tooth.

Infection, plus the autoimmune rejection reaction, causes more bacteria to collect around the dead tissue. In the case of a root canal, bacteria are given the opportunity to flush into your blood stream every time you bite down.

Why dentists cling to the belief root canals are safe 

The ADA rejects Dr. Price’s evidence, claiming root canals are safe, yet they offer no published data or actual research to substantiate their claim. American Heart Association recommends a dose of antibiotics before many routine dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis (IE) if you have certain heart conditions that predispose you to this type of infection.

So, on the one hand, the ADA acknowledges oral bacteria can make their way from your mouth to your heart and cause a life-threatening infection.

But at the same time, the industry vehemently denies any possibility that these same bacteria—toxic strains KNOWN to be pathogenic to humans — can hide out in your dead root-canaled tooth to be released into your blood stream every time you chew, where they can damage your health in a multitude of ways.

Is this really that large of a leap? Could there be another reason so many dentists, as well as the ADA and the AAE, refuse to admit root canals are dangerous? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, there is. Root canals are the most profitable procedure in dentistry.

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.

1) Partial denture: This is a removable denture, often just called a “partial.” It’s the simplest and least expensive option.
2) Bridge: This is a more permanent fixture resembling a real tooth but is a bit more involved and expensive to build.
3) 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.

If you need to find a biological dentist in your area, I recommend visiting toxicteeth.org, a resource sponsored by Consumers for Dental Choice. This organization, championed by Charlie Brown, is a highly reputable organization that has fought to protect and educate consumers so that they can make better-informed decisions about their dental care. The organization also heads up the Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry.

Must-read book on the subject: The Secret Poison in Your Mouth: Banish the Hidden Cause of Cancer, Heart Disease and Arthritis;

By Dr. Mercola;

From author: The existing medical establishment is responsible for killing and permanently injuring millions of Americans, but the surging numbers of visitors to Mercola.com since I began the site in 1997 - we are now routinely among the top 10 health sites on the Internet - convinces me that you, too, are fed up with their deception. You want practical health solutions without the hype, and that's what I offer.

References:
i Weston A. Price Foundation
ii Price-Pottenger Foundation
iii Weston A. Price Foundation June 25, 2010
iv Quantum Cancer Management
v American Association of Endodontists
vi Journal of Clinical Microbiology February 2007
vii Journal of Clinical Microbiology July 2003
viii Clinical Infectious Diseases June 1996
ix Science Daily January 4, 2011
x The Wealthy Dentist July 12, 2011
xi ToxicTeeth.org


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  1. So its a fact that 100% of people who have had cancer at some point in their lives have drank water. Does that mena we should stop that too, come on people I really think you are pushing it this time.

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    1. Indeed! Root canal procedures are as "natural" as water, Anonyomous to Anonymous. If you stopped "thinking" of Pepsi and Coke as "water", perhaps it would dawn upon you that Root Canals are NOT Natural, they are most unnatural, contra-natura. May we be graced with fewer bird-brained comments. Some advice, which probably you would care to avoid taking: Comment less, read and understand more.

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    2. I think you missed the part of the DNA test and results. If you think it's all propaganda you better ask to see the studies that root canals are safe, oh wait there are none. The only studies done are ones that show they are unsafe, so perhaps that is enough for you? Or maybe you will continue to be lazy and not do any research on your own to verify these findings. If someone gave you a map of your town and said there's 5 million dollars at this location for the first person to get to it gets to keep it, I bet you would run to it. Or maybe you wouldn't because it wasn't just handed to you... But I agree there should be citings on this page to allow us to verify the findings easier.

      n a continuation of Dr. Price’s work, the Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root-canaled teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100 percent of the samples tested. They identified 42 different species of anaerobic bacteria in 43 root canal samples. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with individual samples housing between 19 to 53 types of bacteria each. - See more at: http://humansarefree.com/2014/02/shocking-connection-97-of-all-terminal.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+HumansAreFree+(Humans+Are+Free)&m=0#sthash.Arrawmhm.dpuf

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    3. Don't be a wise ass, for all conic people did not drink eneuth water as well which made their system acidic, and even that causes cancer as well.

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    4. So, just curious...how many people who have had root canals in their lives have NEVER had cancer?? Maybe. Having a root canal prevents cancer?? Hmmmmmmm

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    5. And that makes you a genious as well. Would like to see what your teeth look like in 5 years, if you have any left. Good luck.

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    6. Myth #2—Root canal treatment causes illness.

      http://www.aae.org/patients/myth-references.aspx See this link and the 21 Medical reference it sites.

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    7. In response to
      "In a continuation of Dr. Price’s work, the Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root-canaled teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100 percent of the samples tested. They identified 42 different species of anaerobic bacteria in 43 root canal samples. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with individual samples housing between 19 to 53 types of bacteria each. "
      How about telling us what kind of bacteria and pathogens were present in the samples of teeth not having had a root canal? Educate with integrity!

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    8. Find me a human tooth anywhere that has zero bacteria on or in it.

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    9. Thanks for the article! I didn't need to read any of this to know that root canals are horrible for the body but it was nice to be able to confirm my suspicions. I have had 2 root canals in my life time & the 2nd one, I thought, was going to do me in. I had a horrible experience with it. Every time I smelled food, my lymph glands became swollen & I looked like a had the mumps on that side of my face. Big fun going out to eat. I went in looking like me & morphed as I began to smell the food. The swelling was unbelievable. It lasted for almost 3 weeks & STILL to this day I have swelling in that side of my face even though I have had the tooth removed since then. And it did INDEED lead to joint pain & bad circulation! I thought it would end my life before it was over. I will never have another root canal, EVER. I would rather have NO TEETH that to endure the pain & suffering that those caused. And I'm sure that even as I write this, it has done even more damage than I am previously aware of. Shame on the dentists who promote this without enough care for their patients to at the very least research what could happen to people who have them! And without any concern for the money they could make off of them, make an educated guess as to what might happen if people get them. It doesn't take much education to see the damage that can be done by them!!!

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    10. From the URL listed above about root canal myths: An association has been shown between periodontal (gum) and to a lesser extent, endodontic (root canal) infection and some systemic (general) body diseases, but it is rare in an otherwise healthy person. - See more at: http://www.deardoctor.com/inside-the-magazine/issue-9/root-canal-treatment/#sthash.l6yIKMWr.dpuf

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    11. It's disturbing that people will believe anything they read on the internet. If you go to "Dr. Mercola's" website, there is this disclaimer at the bottom:

      Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Dr. Mercola, unless otherwise noted. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Mercola and his community. Dr. Mercola encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

      I'd urge anyone who believes this article to do their own research. Just question a few things stated as fact in here, and you will find the argument debunks itself.

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    12. I had a root canal before, and it was killing me slowly.. My health was deteriorating and doctors didn't understand why? And I educated myself on root canals and their negative impacts on your health, and realized that I had to get the tooth out of my mouth asap, and I did, and then I regained my health! So ya, I can speak with experience, and this is not a joke!

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    13. This whole article is flawed and correlates 2 unrelated issues. Root Canals done properly work just fine. Low grade chronic infections, I agree, are bad for you and can cause harm to the body but all the 97% of people that have had RCTs get cancer and it's do to the Rct is completely false. The people that posted this and all the "researchers", "dentists" etc should have their licences pulled for intentually misleading the public. You can also say 97% of people that DON'T get a Rct get cancer therefore that must mean Rcts are the cure to cancer!!. Again, this type is cause and effect relationship is false.
      With all the talk of low grade chronic infection and harmful anaerobic bacteria what people should be focusing on is Oral health especially related to gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a fact that over 85% of people have at least gingivitis... and that is harmful anaerobic bacteria in and around the gum tissue. It's obvious if a tissue looks swollen red and bleeds easily it is not healthy and there is a problem but most people just ignore it. This does NOT mean you go get all your teeth removed or all you gum tissue removed NO! focus on good oral hygiene; brush, floss and regular dental check ups and cleaning and you will be better off than 85% of you peers.
      They state in this article that dentists make so much profit on Rcts that is why they do them; again, totally and completely unacceptable and leading the public to believe false truths that that author wants you to believe. Rct ~$1000 vs. Implant ~$4000. Not to mention taking a piece of titanium and implanting it into the bone; which does seem to osseointragrate at a high percent basis but I will always take my tooth over something fake everytime.
      I would bet the author of this article has an intrest in selling implants Ie. stock in an implant company or being paid by an implant company to sell more implants so they do bogus research to help push their claims.

      In the end, do your own research, talk with knowledgeable people in the industry and make the choices that are best for you.
      For the record, I have 3 root canals and am very healthy and all the teeth are healthy and fuctional and I have never had cancer.

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    14. For a through, well-researched refutation of the theories put forth in this article please go to http://www.endoexperience.com/documents/Grossmanarticleonfocalinfection.pdf Not for the layman though. By the way, this paper was put forth in the 1950's..this is definitely not a new debate. Wonder why people are treating this as a "new"conspiracy and giving it credence. There is less evidence for this than evidence that the Americans faked the moon landings. And yes, I am in dental school and am familiar with this age old, debunked focal infection theory that is put forth here. TL;DR? Keep your RCT's and amalgam fillings people, don't be hoodwinked into extraction before you consider all sides of the story.

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    15. one thing they are right on, you do not want to leave any dead body part attached to your body, sooner or later will tell you it was a bad idea!!

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  2. Where are the footnotes/citations for any of these claims?

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    1. Need documentation and scientific data just just type hype..
      I am in the dental field and I know the bacteria that is present in the mouth can affect whole system which is why no surgery for body transplants or heart operations will be done without a thorough Prophylaxes at least one month prior to surgery. The mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria and if you don't floss or water pic the crap away it sets you up for problems. This is not a fair piece to write to scare more people away from dental treatment it is irresponsible...Do you suggest that people just keep extracting and not saving a teeth? Are you in the implant or denture making field. A good and clean smile is needed in this society as well as a good functioning bite. Every extraction affects the opposing tooth over time. I am into prevention through valid education to my patients not scare tactics!

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  3. Do you have any published papers or studies that can quantify your statements ?

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    1. Shouldn't need it when there are people like me out there who are living proof

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    2. About the statement "Root canals are the most profitable procedure in dentistry." Makes simple sense to me. Think about it, no filling material, no primer solution, no polishing the filling or fitting the crown, no lab fees for crowns, no expensive implants to buy. Supply cost is almost nothing, just the price of a file or two files. You Dentist does it or you are referred to the Endodontist (root canal specialist) by your Dentist, so you call, book and pay. I appreciate the people who want to shine the light on the issue. Saving a DEAD tooth? What are they saving? It should be illegal to say, we are going to save your tooth, when it is going to be dead after they finish. Can we all at least agree this is a very bad misrepresentation? They are saving the dead outer shell.

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    3. Anonymous 2:05 am... {but the author offers no link to a database that records the annual earnings of orthodontal procedures, which might (or might not) list root canals as the most lucrative.} dictionary: Orthodontal ~ the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces. Origin: 1905-10. Orthodontists are dentists who do braces. Here is some simple advice ~ If you Love someone, before they have root canals, do your own research. Depending on their immune system, you may save them a lot of misery. I would not have a root canal for my Dog. My Vet just extracted the tooth and removed the periodontal ligament, which made great sense to him. He said he would do the same thing for his Dog, but he and the Vets he works with do root canals all the time.

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    4. Haha I think its funny that out of all those paragraphs you chose to comment on Anonymous 2:05's wrong use of "orthodontal." I think you might have missed the bigger picture there bud. 2:05 took the time to explain some issues instead of just saying the article was wrong like other hoity toity scientists. Give them some leeway. Funny how people pick one thing wrong out of a whole bunch of right and latch on. Besides I think they were just using it as one example not as the only thing wrong with the whole article.

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    1. Are you referring to the information that now shows that fluoride is very bad for you & effects your IQ? That stuff that we were given in grade school once a week in the 70s?

      Sealants are also very bad for you; if you get a tiny hole in it, the bacteria builds up & causes more damage than a regular cavity would.

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  5. close minded people i swear sure it could be false but it also could be true who knows don't resort to name calling when you have no idea your self you idiot

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    1. Well said. People bash this while claiming there is no 100% proof, yet they cannot prove it is false either. Open minded would be willing to be open to this article as well as open to it being false.

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    2. It is up to people who make claims to provide evidence for their claims, not the other way around. This is science not religion.

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    3. "close minded people i swear sure it could be false but it also could be true who knows don't resort to name calling when you have no idea your self you idiot" -Anon 1

      "Well said." - Anon 2

      How about we limit the use of "Well Said" to instances where grammar and punctuation are mildly present?

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    4. I take it, you are a far-minded person as opposed to a close minded one?

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  6. I experienced a root canal and 2 wks later, I started having a burning sensation all over the inside of my mouth and gums. Went back to the dentist. I asked if it could have anything to do with the R-canal...NO, was his reply. I continued to go back over the next 4 months in great pain. Nothing was done. He referred me to another doctor to test for the fillings...nothing. The burning is 24/7 and intense. Finally I had to quit my job as a teacher as my mouth was in such pain I could not function. Over 5 years I saw dermatologists, allergists, pain management specialist, and finally a rheumatologist. I was diagnosed with Celiac and Sjogrens Disease. Every doctor I saw, I related the experience to having the root canal and feeling that there was something burning under the tooth. To this day, 10 yrs. later now, I still have the pain and the root canal is still in place. Dare I go have it removed at age 62????

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    1. all you get when you have it removed is no tooth in the spot why didnt you either go to another dentist or have him pull the tooth wtf

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    2. I would have it removed ask for antibiotis before it is pulled help prevent bacteria from tooth going in your system

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    3. Remove the tooth. And don´t forget to ask to remove all the periodontal ligament also.

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    4. Sounds more like Nerve damage during the procedure.

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    5. Google burning mouth syndrome

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    6. I would have it pulled. I won't have a root canal myself. I had a transplant 8 years ago (organ) and was told by the specialists there that root canals were not a good idea. Better to remove bad teeth entirely. I think the perception is that if you're basically healthy you should handle a root canal well enough but I have to keep going back to that one thing, it's dead. The tooth was alive and then becomes dead, and you want to keep it in your body? That is going against nature in every way.

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    7. Aren't the implants that this article suggests you should get to replace the missing tooth also dead? Note the advert below the article too. Have you ever heard another scientist call themselves 'the best in the world'? Or was there a competition this particular dentist had won? Written as an infomercial, which is probably exactly what this article is.

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    8. It certainly can't get any worse.

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    9. I would have demanded it be pulled out after the 1st few days of pain!! You knew exactly what the problem was. I would get it out as soon as possible and who knows it may possibly eliminate some of your side effects if its not to late. Good luck!!!

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    10. I do not know if you will check this again for an answer or not, but i have had a situation similar to yours. If it is one of your teeth on the top then you may have a root or an infection/absess at the area where your sinus cavity is. It causes extreme pain and discomfort and is really really hard to get anyone to notice unless you get a MRI. This happened to me for a little over 2 years until we finally figured it out.

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    11. I also had a bad experience with my root canals! The problem was I saw three very good dentists my general , root canal specialist and the dentist specialist that pulled three of my root canals with crowns and none of the three could give me an explanation why my mouth was so infected that later that year another one was pulled!!! $5000 worth of dental work laying in the tray and I just wanted to cry because I felt like nobody cared or knew anything more than it needed pulled because the infection was eating away at my jaw bone!!! I wanted prevention and root cause ... no pun intended! Well I did some research and started "Oil Pulling" OMG my mouth has never felt better! Yes I got rid of 4 of my root canals but due to an accident I still have more and this procedure is working for me! I swish UNREFINED Sunflower Oil every morning ... a good tablespoon in my mouth for 15 minutes and them spit it out and rinse with warm water! It costs about $3 at your local store can use UNREFINED coconut oil too but is more expensive! Google OIL PULLING it's the best prevention I know to get rid of toxins and bacteria in my mouth ... you can add me to the data that four of my root canals became infected and was making me sick now I have others and doing my own prevention keeps me away from the dentist!!! I only know my story and no good answers from my dentist! ugh!

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    12. I had a root canal 5 years ago. Since then had complained from day one about pain in that tooth though the dentist argued that it was impossible the tooth was dead. Couple years later still complaining, they do X-ray and still say everything is fine! Five years later I finally go to another dentist and complain and say when I tap that tooth it hurts. They X-ray, say it is fine and think it is the tooth behind has a crack and try fixing it three times! I still had pain and he said "well, your insurance will cover a new crown and the one i had did have a pocket at the gum line so he figured it was irritated because of stuff getting in the pocket. I went to get the crown taken off and GUESS WHAT! My tooth under the crown was rotting! x-ray didn't pick it up though! They cleaned it, he gave me antibiotics just in case, had to rebuild the tooth with nylon or some damn thing and was going to re crown it a week later. I went back told him that I still had discomfort and a bad taste so he is sending me to a specialist I see next week. I WILL be asking him detailed information. Apparently he can diagnose infection at a biological level. We will see how that goes. ON another note. A fellow from my community also had two root canals that bothered him for years and was told the same thing. 10 years later he was told he had lung and brain cancer. When they went into his brain to biopsy, PUSS came pouring out. It was the satellite infections from those very bacteria they described in this article. They pulled his root canals and treated with antibiotics for months and the spots on the lungs and brain disappeared. Explain that to the nay sayers who believe everything they are told.

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  7. This has obviously really upset a lot of people. I believe that there may be some truth in this, however. I had a root canal done about a year ago. I just wanted to have the tooth pulled, but the dentist said he wanted to save it. Other than my bad tooth that needed to be removed, I have always been very healthy. About three months ago I had to go in to the doctor because of the pain in my side. Come to find out my right kidney is not of normal size and is not working properly now. Funny thing is that I just had an ultra sound done prior to the root canal and there was nothing wrong with either of my kidneys.

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    1. Coincidence - you can make anything fit if you want to.

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    2. I've had two root canals, I have 3 lumps in my breast and my side hurts, the same side. I dont know what to believe. I'm really thankful for articles like this one informing me what might or might not be the cause. This is Great information ! Thank you

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  8. https://www.aae.org/uploadedfiles/publications_and_research/guidelines_and_position_statements/focalinfection.pdf

    ima just paste it here

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    1. Bullshit! Could there be another reason the AAE refuse to admit root canals are dangerous? It´s the most profitable procedure in dentistry.

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    2. More profitable than implants and bridges? I don't think so

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    3. Actually extracting a tooth and periodontal ligament removal and replacing it with an implant/crown is a much more profitable procedure than a root canal.

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    4. Denial u say? why u dont u ask the dentist near your house what is the cost for a root canal treatment and the procedure of extraction + implant @ bridge @ crown works... Now these theory was arised way back in 1920 and was rejected in 1950's based on scientific research and evidence.

      We can talk all day, but i'll just take that you are the likes of the ignorant people which also reject vaccination.

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    5. Don't be ridiculous. Most people who have had extractions can't afford implants and crowns. They usually just live with the gap in their teeth, especially if it's the back and nobody can see it. I myself have had a couple of molars removed because I couldn't afford the root canal. The root canal from start to finish was going to cost about 14 hundred bucks compared to 120 bucks for an extraction. Root canals are definitely more profitable than extractions.

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    6. Your jaw also loses bone when there is no tooth rooted and your adjacent teeth then deform and get misplaced. I'd like to see the studies on the long term health effects of that. Not to mention cosmetic...

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  9. I had a root canal when I was in my early 20s and it fractured a lot of poison went inmy system and my throat ulcerated antibiotics couldn't heal it then my immune system was suppressed and I got lots of nasty viruses and also triggered MS as my family our prone to genetic auto immune diseases I am now 50 and have suffered ill health ever since and have any bad teeth pulled scared to death of root canals and I also know quite a few people that refuse to have root canal.

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  10. Interesting. My daughter was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma after several root canals and a 4 year battle with infection treated by antibiotics. From my understanding, this is odd in a 21 year old girl and for it to settle in her mouth.

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    1. Coincidence.

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    2. How interesting that all of the responders who say they are dentists cover their identity. Please come out and put your name next to your opinion. I am not a dentist and still I do read and do research. I have a question for all of you dentists who are such big supporters of leaving a dead body part in your jaw bone; where else would you want a dead body part left in your body? What other proper surgeon leaves a dead thing behind when they do surgery? Dentist are taught this in school and they trust and repeat what they are taught. Now is the time for dentists to do their own research and use their logic and brains. That would be very refreshing and respectable. They are smart enough to become dentists, why not do their own research and make a difference?

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    3. I am a dentist. A tooth that has been root canaled is not dead. In fact, most root canals are performed because the tooth IS DEAD! Root canal procedures are performed in order to remove necrotic (ie. 'dead') tissues from within the tooth that were at one point alive. I tooth that has been root canaled is more appropriately called a "devitalized" tooth. This is not the physiological equivalent of having a decaying appendix in your abdomen-- if it were you would die.

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  11. Lol all you people saying this article is bullshit are the ones with root canals! Hahahha. Scared so much ur in denial?

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    1. I've never had a root canal and I still think it's bullshit. Funny how that works?

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    2. I've never had a root canal and I'm beginning to believe this article because there are many "witnesses" who have had root canals....only to have the tooth extracted.

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  12. Certified Dental Assistant. The benefits of a root canal are you get to Save the tooth. U only have a limited number. When teeth go so does being able to chew and properly digest your food. Think this article is nonsense but I have also seen a lot of poor dentistry be preformed. Get a second opinion on your root canal to make sure it was preformed correctly. I have seen Several that weren't! Especially cheaper work down outside of US.

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  13. Is there somewhere that dental research is kept? all I have ever seen from dentists is bland assertion of their superior knowledge... but I have never seen actual scientific research on, for instance, mercury usage in fillings being safe. Personally, I find most dentists to be ignorant and arrogant and dangerous. I would be cautious, and I thank you for this information. Most of the comments to this thread are simply the noise made by those who are sure they know... what in fact, is still a very, very open to question. Good luck finding answers!

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    1. So true... dentists go to school for a short period of time and then for the most part stop learning anything except what little continuing education is required and that is mostly more of the same stuff they leaned at the dental school. For some research, go read information collected by a dentist who had his license taken away for saying mercury was dangerous. The state of Colorado wanted people to believe that holistic dentist, Dr. Hal Huggins was crazy because he said that mercury, a known neurotoxin, is dangerous. www.DrHuggins.com

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    2. There's lots of literature on the issue. Go to your nearest university library and ask for a day pass. Most will gladly have you search the volumes of any area you like. The dentist does not have a 6 story, 170, 000 square foot library hidden away in their clinic.

      Googling sensationalist websites is not "research."

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  14. I knew this guy that needed a root canal but would not have one done, I saw him take his pocket knife and cut his gums open to get the poison out he said then put about a 1/2 cup of gasoline in his mouth to wash out the blood and poison. I saw him 2 days later and his nose was where his ear should be I mean his whle face was swollen out of shape and about 2 weeks later he was fine the swelling was gone his tooth didn't hurt and he was still as dumb as they come...

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    1. Had me laughing like crazy at the part "his nose was where his ear should be". I guess he was still dumb but healthier than those that had root canals, so maybe kinda smart.

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  15. I have terrible teeth and have already had several pulled. I currently need 2 root canals, several fillings and more. My dentist says I have no choice in the root canals because if I have them pulled my front teeth will pretty much shatter. So what am I to do? Not that it really matters as I am poor and cannot afford to do any dental work either way, but if I ever magically come into some money I'd love to know what to do about my rotting, breaking teeth.

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    1. I would Google "Coconut Oil Pulling" and try it out. Let us know how it works for you.

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    2. Pull it all and be happy. You will never need a dentist again. If you get some money, fill the teeth that need to be fiiled, put crowns and bridges, but never, never let the dentist treat your root canal...hope be helpfull!

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    3. I agree let them get pulled. Sorry. My husband had a mouth full of dead teeth because he still wanted to chew. But infections and cancer took him from us.

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    4. The real question is-- Why did your husband need so many tooth problems? Must have been lots of sugar.

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  16. Using the percentile of 97% with root canals is like using percentile of people who get hair cuts. Root canals r a common practice today.

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    1. yeah and so is death and cancer.

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  17. Now, I wish I could believe this. I've never had a root canal. In fact, I just turned 31 and am searching out dentists to complete the extractions with my new insurance plan. Have had cavitations in the past, one so bad that the hook shape of the wisdom tooth roots pulled out a pea sized piece of my skull when it came. Currently dealing with an infection in the remaining wisdom tooth, as well as phantom pain in my upper jaw in what I now believe are the ligaments. It hurts like hell. I've had a large kidney stone that almost cost me my right kidney. Heart palpatations. The only consistant problems I've had have been with my teeth, and those have been going since I was a child. My mother swears I don't have tooth enamel because I was always on antibiotics as a child in the 80s back when they thought they had to kill every single ear infection or sore throat instead of letting the body do it's job. First extraction occured when I was 14 because the dentist(read axe murderer with a smile) thought my incisors weren't coming in properly so he pulled my baby teeth so they'd have room to come out.

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    1. You were 14 and your incisors hadn't come in yet? Odd. They usually erupt starting at about age 6...Doesn't sound like you know what you're talking about IMO.

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    2. Also sounds like you need to seriously address your magnesium deficiency.

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  18. Um, how about the likihood being that those who had root canals all shared a similar issue that led to the root canal, rather than the root canal itself leading to disease. Duh. First of all, in no study of associated variables is anything prevalent 97% of the time, so that is a farce. Second, root canals are performed on teeth that have become so very decayed that the tooth has to be pulled, replaced with a synthetic, or canalled and crowned, such that the purpose of the decay is the probable factor being shared in the disease prevalence. Situations such as childhood exposure to non-fluoride water, not brushing, not seeing a dentist for regular cleanings and maintenance -which in and of itself is known to increase rates of heart disease due to plaque, or drug use, or a predisposition to periodontal disease - a shared risk factor for disease. These are most environmental reasons (besides the periodontal heredity) that lead to a need for a root canal, the same issues that are known to lead to disparities in health, typically in environments of disadvantaged people groups who have little or no access to dentists, negative perceptions of dentists and doctors, little or no value for dental hygiene (or less knowledge about the need of dental hygiene).

    This article is not about a real study nor is it referring to or citing any real or valid research that has been published and if the issue was even remotely true, there would have been evaluation studies all over the place.

    Last, failure to have a root canal on a tooth needing it WILL lead to secondary disease, that has been well documented.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to post an educated response to this article. I was hoping to find one.

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    2. Excuse me, but you cannot perform a root canal on a tooth that has been pulled, or one that is replaced. Infection in a tooth can be helped with an antibiotic, or oil pulling to remove toxins. A root canal should be a last resort to saving a tooth. Any person with a cancer diagnosis is recommended to have root canals removed. Why do you think that is?

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    3. I am a dentist. Cancer patients are not told to have their root canaled teeth extracted. That's nonsense. They may, prior to beginning treatment, be advised to have hopeless teeth extracted, but a pathology-free root canaled tooth would never be extracted. Please consult your local cancer agency for further details.

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  19. It's something to think about and research. Thank you for bringing a great argument to attention for people to research and consider for themselves. Too often we look to doctors thinking they are ALL KNOWING instead of educating ourselves for our own safety. Too many blind followers of common practice... be smart, research, and consider all the options when it comes to your health.

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  20. This is a sad thing sinister professions have done to so many unsuspecting people .. and not forgetting to mention all of the Medicaid children they gave so many unnecessary and harmful silver caps (contaminated with mercury) on even baby teeth which actually can hinder the process of these teeth in timely falling out, thus causing permanent teeth to come in crooked ..… greed sits at the core of these practices ..

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    1. The silver caps are actually made of stainless steel and do not contain any mercury. They are used to protect teeth that are severely decayed in order to keep them in the mouth and maintain proper spacing to allow the adult teeth to come into the proper positions

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    2. ^^^Exactly!!! Seriously people, stop drinking the Koolaid! SS crowns are just that, STAINLESS STEEL! No mercury. How about we discuss the neglect of these"unsuspecting people" upon their children in the first place! The need for a SS crown is a direct result of the neglected children's teeth being cavitated to the point of no repair! Many times these children are in pain for a while before the parents even bring them in. A tooth with a "cavity" is a rotting, bacteria filled vessel, which if untreated can spread bacteria throughout the body causing all sorts of diseases! The SS crowns are placed after the infection is removed to hold the space until the permanent dentition "adult teeth" are ready to come in. Also, SS crowns DO NOT impede primary teeth from being exfoliated properly, as primary teeth are exfoliated after the permanent teeth bump and resorb the roots. A SS crown only covers the crown of the tooth, having nothing to do with the roots. However, there are alternative options to a SS crown. A space maintainer can be placed, but, I've also seen decay around the space maintainer occur, since the reason they need the damn thing is because of NEGLECT! Take care of your children, and their health, which most definitely includes their oral health. And while you're at it, take care of your own damn teeth too! Root canals are needed when the decay is beyond repair through traditional restorations. End rant.

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    3. There is a condition that some children have in their teeth called fissures where in there are small cavities inside the tooth that no matter how much you brush them they will rot from the inside out. All of a sudden you notice a tiny black dot in the middle of their molar, you call the dentist to make an appt and tow days later the tooth caves in. This often happens early, by the time the child is 2 or 3. To assume that it is because of neglect is just plain ignorance.

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  21. Articles like this actually make the collective of humanity less educated - group it with the vaccines causing _____ believers. Look, here's a quick piece of logic. Let's suppose that these crazy wild bacteria do cause cancer... then leaving them in your body (aka not getting a root canal) should cause way more cancer than getting a root canal - right? Also, if your still not convinced, how do these crazy wild bacteria evade your immune system while in your blood stream, for decades before they strike? You don't know, just like you don't know anything else. Stop believing your feelings and listen to someone who has a degree.

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    1. Nothing you just said makes sense; did you even read the article? The bad bacteria is a result of the root canal, it is not toxic until the procedure is performed - when a tooth is in such bad shape, what you're referring to as "not getting a root canal" can only mean you have one other option, aka extract the tooth. Nobody can deal with that pain, so it's either canalled or extracted - aka bacteria toxifying vs. not getting the chance to toxify. That being said, the "crazy wild bacteria" do not seem to evade your immune system for decades - the majority of people are saying that their ailments began shortly after their root canals. That means, the bacteria toxified after the procedure and attacked the immune system. I'm not saying I believe this article totally, but idiots like you with no logic, just a "degree" (online? associates perhaps? did that thing get you a fancy career job?) piss me off.

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  22. I have 13 crowns and have had at least 13 route canals.... I'm 53... never had a problem with any of them and am happy I had them done. Now, I don't know what the future holds, but so far, so good...

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  23. How can you people say this is a load of crap when you can't prove it isn't true. You are indeed minions. I have read several books throughout my life concerning health, written by either doctors or scientists that had information on this subject of root canals. There IS research and proof out there. The problem is that society has been conditioned (programmed) to believe only one way of thinking (or not thinking). Everything doesn't have to be proven by our government or government controlled science, education, medical, pharmaceutical industry etc.....do your OWN research before you knock it.

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    1. I work as a dentist. I treat an elderly population. Most of my elderly patients have a heavily-restored dentition, including root canals and amalgam restorations. The majority of them are very healthy and, at most, have conditions such as high cholesterol or hypertension that are managed medically. Few of them have an identified or previous cancer. Can your "research" address this?

      My aunt was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and she's terminal. At the age of 52 she's never had any dental restorative procedures (ie. she has a "virgin" dentition). Perhaps your research can address this as well.

      The world is fortunate to have people like you who are quick to cast aside opinions regarding issues they clearly don't understand. But then again, I may just be another government-controlled minion out to help big pharma make tons of money. Did I tell you that I also am responsible for chemtrails?

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  24. Hmmm. I bet u believe the government loves us and cares so much about your health that they really want to get everyone well. Degrees don't represent fact and truth. You indeed are conditioned as well as most of the sheeple. So sad and also frustrating for those who speak truth

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    1. nailed it Tracy

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    2. She nailed it... with stupidity! Please tell us you don't have children.

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  25. This article was written by a dentist who doesn't perform root canals. I would guess an oral surgeon or a periodontist. As a dentist I see this all the time. Ps aren't your fingernails dead and covered in bacteria?

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  26. Seems a tad confounding that the study that proved that all (extracted) root treated teeth had a significant bacterial infection..... This is probably why they were extracted. Also not sure about basing current practice on 1900 research. Teeth that require root canal treatment have a history of gross decay which indicates poor oral hygiene and/or poor diet - these aetiological factors that are known to contribute to heart disease, diabetes and a lot of the other described diseases, therefore it is ridiculous to assume that it is the root canal that is the source of all evil. It is society's way of yet again trying to blame someone else for their problems.

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  27. Three Words. Ready?: Cite. Your. Sources.

    Preferably from a Peer Reviewed Journal or Study with actual Scientific Testing performed. Anecdotal Evidence isn't Science. It's Storytelling.

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  28. Pls netizens dont believe anything without credible citations..this article only plays with your feeling..get your brain to work.
    I had root canal 10 years back and am in good shape.

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  29. This is written very poorly if any of it is true. Aerobic bacteria do not "morph" or mutate into anaerobic bacteria in every person that has a root canal. And to believe that if they did "morph" or mutate in those people that had root canals they would all "morph" or mutate into the same already named and identified species of bacteria in each case is ridiculously stupid.

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  30. After I had my root canal I developed an infection right under the tooth.. it was so bad that it would pop likea pimple out my gums every so often! I was given strong antibiotics and told that it is fine. Not long after I developed Intersticial Cystitis. I read about the Root Canal theory while researching IC.. Its easy to snuff at until you have a mystery disease and you are looking for a solution How can having an infection in your mouth be ok? We all know that having healthy gums affects your whole body..

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    1. I've recently been diagnosed with autoimmune hepititis...another mystery illness which doctors can rarely explain what triggers it. I agree with the above...if I'd read this a couple of months ago, I might have thought it was nonsense. Now I am interested as I am looking for answers to my condition. Maybe it is a coincidence. Maybe not. I am open minded and will be doing some more research.

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  31. I had a root canal done on my front tooth 20 years ago, and have pretty much been fine since, but in the past year, every now and then my tooth feels really tender, as if I had gingivitis, but I floss daily so I know that can't be it, and it's only that one tooth. Idk? Maybe my tooth is trying to come back to life?!! Wishful Thinking! :)

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    1. HI, 25+ YRS dental experience. if your tooth becomes tender, have your dentist check your occlusion. our bite changes frequently which can cause you to bite too hard on said tooth. very simple to adjust occlusion. if let untreated the heavy biting can cause tooth to fracture and in turn cause tooth loss. good luck

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  32. According to a 2005 interview, about a month after filming the last episode of Angel, Hallett suffered a dental infection which spread through the bloodstream to his heart, leading to a case of cardiomyopathy, for which he spent five days in the hospital.[5] Although he recovered, his heart muscle and valves were weakened and he found himself easily fatigued afterward. He did not return to acting (except for a voice part in the animated film Geppetto's Secret), but pursued his music career and frequently appeared at media conventions for Buffy and Angel and for science fiction and fantasy in general.[6]
    Five years after first experiencing heart problems, and after at least three additional hospitalizations, Hallett died from congestive heart failure on March 29, 2009 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles with his father by his bedside.[7] He was 33 years old.

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  33. The above is from this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Hallett

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  34. It appears most of the comments against this article are from dentists who still want their money from your root canals.

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  35. yer toenails are dead too.............an yer hair....best pull em out an cut it off........

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    1. Toenails, fingernails, and hair are on the outside of the body. Therefore this article would not be relevant in comparing them. The body cannot handle dead items inside the body. A better comparison would be when someone has an operation and a piece of gauze or non living material is accidentally left inside and they suffer infection because it is incased in living tissue.

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  36. Is there any other place that this research is being studied? Could it not be an underlying factor causing both the decay of the tooth as well as the disease. I don't agree nor disagree with the article. Just would like to see more research on the matter. Preferably from a reputable source citing books from the Dr.

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  37. For a start a failed root canal would show up with signs of an infection that are evident for a any dentist who can read an x-ray, so it is something that cannot be missed. if its failing and causing an infection it will show. Beside that everything has been linked to causing cancer. the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat....etc. its an ongoing cycle. Secondly, How come patients who have abscesses or acute/chronic infections from their teeth respond very well to properly preformed root canal treatments? is it because the treatment has managed to eliminate the infection causing bacteria.This article is just a load of nonsense from a "dentist" who fails to understand the difference between biology and being a mechanic!!!

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  38. Some of you people are at the top of the arrogant a** hole heap. Its called research. And for you idiots that believe hair and nails are dead then tell me this. How the heck do they keep growing? Last time I checked dead stuff doesn't grow. So rather than sitting there critsizing someone that is trying to research ways to get closer to finding cures for diseases like cancer, get off your a** and do some research yourself.

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    1. Lol... You are already on your ass and making one of yourself. So Google hair and nails and see what it says . Go on smartass ... We will be here waiting for your apology. Oh, and probably some more asinine rantings from a pathetic little troll.

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  39. I had 2 root canals done in my 20's and 30's. I am now 53 and I have never been ill other than a cold or a flu once in a while. In fact, 2 years ago I had 3 different doctors tell me I'm the healthiest person they've seen in a long time. I take no medications for anything whatsoever, I don't smoke and I don't eat junk food or sweets on a regular basis and I workout with a trainer once a week. I'm not saying this article is false, but I AM saying we can't get hysterical over everything that's written about what's not good for us. It's getting to the point where they're saying everything we eat or drink or do, causes something. On the other hand, we can't put it down unless we ourselves have the proof that it's not so. I personally, would like to know how healthy these people were to begin with in these studies. Were they overweight? Did they smoke? Did they drink excessively? Is there cancer in their family? Were they diabetic? Did they eat a lot of sugar? There are a lot of books and articles written that sugar is like straight poison to our bodies so who knows what causes anything?

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    1. I too had a root canal in a front tooth 35 years ago. I will be 60, and have also been active and healthy...or at least more so in the last 5 years. [No sugar, wheat, dairy, to speak of.] I just had a complete blood workup done by my Naturopath and everything works great... except for some cholesterol issues we are addressing.

      BUT, this article does give one a change to reflect: I broke both legs coming off a horse last summer and do feel I solidly fall in to the "compromised" category some now. My system is working overtime to regain movement/strength. Did all of the drugs they gave me during the surgery also slam my system? Is my mental clarity reduced because i'm tired? I am reserving comment at the moment.

      I have a sensative back molar and may now give this subject some thought and research before doing anything, when the time comes.

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    2. You should try taking 3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day. You would be surprised at what a difference it will make in how you feel! Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxR24JMAE0c&index=3&list=FL4GRmSEGrah9j89x2rZ0JYQ

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  40. If only bad science could be so easily extracted.

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  42. 97% of all terminal cancer patients masturbated. I have to say it's masturbation that causes cancer.

    ...oooooor I'd have to bring up a very basic elemental of critical thought = correlation does not equal causation. Know your logical fallacies!!!

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  43. Here is the thing each of our bodies are unique and that being said each of our immune system are different . Some systems are stronger and build an immunity faster than others. some are weak and work slower to build and immunity to pathogens in the body. So what affects one person may or may not affect another in the same way. Think about it some people have weird allergies to medications, food, lotions, detergents, etc same concept applys to a root canal it depends how your immune system responds to any threat in or on your body. So because some people stand their ground because it didn't affect you doesn't mean it can't affect someone else differently . No need for folks to get judgemental this article is to raise awareness of something that may or may not affect you. It is always good to have knowledge of anything that may or may not do harm to your body at least the information is there.

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  44. Our dentist said -not his exact words obviously-that a root canal-ed tooth was DEAD.

    When do we leave DEAD things in our body to fester and make ickies?

    Would you tie off an infected appendix and just let it stay there, or would you take it out?

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  45. I just ripped all my teeth out with a pair of pliers. Safe!

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  46. All of my root canals (3 or 4) have left me with pain. On top of that, my last dentist broke files off in my last two root canals. He said that is just a risk I take when getting a root canal. Then he filled my tooth up and left the metal in there. He knew ahead of time that I have metal allergies. At that point, in the chair, I could do nothing but let it happen. I definitely need to get something done with mine.

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  47. and did we consider that most bacteria is beneficial ? in the bacteria counts ... oh ... and what about bacterial contamination of the samples .... how good was the control conditions for those 43 inspected teeth?

    Let us be real scientists and not just sensationalists.

    it would only mean something very dangerous if 97% of people with root canals got cancer ... not the other way around. ... correlations are tricky

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  48. Quackwatch has a great article that will put this one into context (with plenty of references).

    http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/clark.html

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      http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/holisticdent.html

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  49. Girls!
    Your all pretty!
    Can we get back to actual study of the issue?
    Hmmm?

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  50. Well I just got off the phone with the funeral home telling them my days are number and get a room ready cause I have had numerous root canals. They are now running a special to pay for all root canals for new customers!

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  51. 1. Most people over 50 had a root canal done in their life. All people are going to die of something. Cancer, diabetes and heart disease are the most common illnesses. That doesn't mean there is any connection.
    2. Many people that never had a root canal done have cancer diabetes and heart disease. Did the toxic bacteria jump over from someone else's mouth??
    3. The younger generation has a better oral hygiene and less root canals, yet the number of people with all these diseases are going up.
    4. Bacteria from your mouth enter the blood stream almost every time you brush your teeth or when you see your hygienist. Are you going to stop brushing too? (Cause then you will have cavities and need root canals :)))
    5. If you believe any of the nonsense in that article, call the dear doctor and have your teeth pulled (Don't forget to ask how much money he makes when he extract them and replace them wit $3,000 implants).
    6. I would also offer the believers a bottle of snake oil...

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  52. The articles also said that "Dentists" do not know that teeth are the hardest substance in the human body and that there is pulp inside them. Only and idiot or a liar would say that.

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  53. This is alarming. Good thing I don't go to the dentist

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  54. What an idiotic post. The tooth gets sealed up by a type of vinyl rubber. The same as in your coat, shoes, Band-Aids,... To think that they cause "health problems" is of the utmost ignorance and stupidity. Go ahead, avoid a root canal, have your teeth all extracted, and get dentures. WHERE'S the foreign body now? You've got a big bunch of acrylic in your mouth. How many people die from dentures? Get a real life and job....I think Fireworks cause diabetes. Look into that.

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  55. what about those that needed a root canal and gets a x-ray. X-ray can cause radiation if you ask me, and whos to say when one performs a root canal, x-ray becomes very harmful for what ever the reason down to the genetic level. linking root canal to cancer is too vague. I bet it involves alot more other factors, like emotional well-bring, general oral hygiene, diet, excercise, PH level, family history. enviornment, the list goes on... you get my drift

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  56. I agree, this is a suspicious article. I'm a dental hygienist, and I have never come across any like this wanting to state proff without any links. I could tell you that I know a guy who 3 meters tall and that black hair even though both his parents are blond. That doesn't make it true and my statement is not credible. Even with a photo, no adays they can be produced.
    97% of all cancer patients including terminal cancer patients also used deodorants, wash their clothes with questionable washing powder, ate mudd when they where three years old and so on.
    Bottom line with the root canal treatment is 40% of them are succesfull, it's a fact. And it's a choice you have to either have it done or lose the the tooth. It's worse to lose the tooth because it affects the relation of the other teeth, the other tissues of the mouth, the chewing, the pronounciation of words and other things like the value of your life with teeth.
    I have heard of no dentist who didn't know all that u wrote about the layers of the tooth, the anatomy and surrondings in the mouth. It really brings the article to a low state of credibility. And dentists around the world will laugh at it, like I did. That's why we read dental news papers and not silly fiction like this,
    Sincerly Chistina, dental hygienist, Denmark

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  57. I love how despite all the corruption we've found in our government, especially recently, we still take their "official" stance as the null conclusion that must be proven wrong beyond a reasonable doubt rather than all possibilities being tested equally. The number 1 reason I'm inclined to believe this post is because of the money: There's tons of companies that profit from people getting cancer/infections not to mention billing for the root canal procedure. But more importantly, the people who wrote this article gain NO MONEY if we follow their recommendations. If you actually value your rights/health you'll realize that a stranger that gains nothing from telling you something is far more trustworthy than an "accredited" agency that's been PROVEN to be bought and paid for by corporations that gain billions from the current system.

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    1. Bad information is Bad regardless whether you make NO MONEY. Your comment holds no value.

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    2. My daughter has high levels of mercury for which she is now being treated. She has never had a root canal. She has never even had a filling. Think there might be a little more to all of this then the alarmist cry of "dental work"!

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  58. I am retired dental hygienist with 36 years experience. I have had fibromyalgia (past tense...do not have anymore), toxic levels of mercury which I am now cleansed of (chelation for 12+ months) and the former "owner" of 5 root canals. Every RC I have lost due to degeneration of the tooth and fractures in the root (undetectable on x-ray)...this over period of a few years. They were a contributing factor to the FMS because upon their final extractions I began to turn a corner on the syndrome. My mercury fillings were removed and replaced with crowns and then two partials upon the extraction of those RC teeth and my condition continued to improve. I had and still have meticulous dental hygiene practices, eat a good diet and take whole food supplements, exercise and have great health for my age (65). I own the book they refer to in this article Weston A. Price---Nutrition and Physical Degeneration. Do not discount something you know nothing about . I suggest you READ this book. Although this book was copyrighted 1939 he was a man ahead of his time and you will find his pictures, descriptions and conclusions to be astounding and they ring just as true today as then. I have seen a lot of dental/medical conditions and with my personal dental experiences I am convinced beyond any shadow of doubt that this posting is the truth .Again....I recommend you read the book.

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    1. Thanks for your post. After reading your post I do believe that you had a problem, although the problem may be between your ears and not in your mouth. I recommend that you consult some literature before you spew your poison.

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    2. All hygienists and dental assistants should get tested for mercury levels. How sad that dentists pay them a small salary and allow them to be poisoned every day. They should all get the information about what they are being exposed to and demand to be protected. Read the book by a retired dentist. the poison in your teeth. He can speak freely as he is retired. Dr. Tom McGuire. web site - www.dentalwellness4u.com

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    3. I'm a dentist. We rarely place amalgam in our clinic, thus my staff are almost never exposed to this "toxin." My hygienists get paid $48/hr and my assistants $30/hr. Indeed, they get paid so little. I think it's time for a raise.

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    4. the bottom line is go buy your kids a tooth brush and any toothpaste they like and some good floss and don't ever buy them sugar packed pop. then make them brush and floss and get regular check ups so if they get small fillings they can be fixed and then they wont get big enough to cause a root canal situation in the first place. It is the person with the very large disgusting cavities that is fault for this root canal situation. those tubules they talked about only get bacteria in them when decay is present, the tublules are fluid filled. The tubular fluid is thick like brake fluid and aids in keeping tooth moist and strong and this is how we percieve pain in a tooth, if the fluid changes direction either toward the nerve or away from the nerve acetylcholine is released to recepter on the the nerve to the brain and ouch. As stated before tubules must come in contact with bacteria through poor oral hygiene or as we mature the blood supply to the tooth can be cut off by thickening of 2nd layer of tooth {dentin} with no blood supply the nerve dies and when you have did tissue all you need is the right bacteria to find it and then you have purulent infection. We also of course can break a tooth into the nerve inviting bacteria in. Removing your teeth means bone loss even with dentures, without tooth bone interface or implant bone interface bone will resorb rapidly. Your midface falls in your lower jaw shrinks and transposes forward and facial muscles atrophy. Bone continues to resorb and can get to a point that major nerves can be just below gum tissue which can bring about severe pain and burning. Many patients have root canals, many patients with root canals do not get cancer many probably do. look at statistics of the top 10 killers in the U.S. then decide. As a dentist that does root canals and implants and every thing in between all I can tell you is that we do not need vaccines or a silver bullet just take care of our teeth and bone surrounding your teeth and do not smoke or be a raging alcoholic or a drug abuser and stay active and if your genetics are on your side most of us are going to be ok. If you keep teeth or implants so you keep the bone the last 20 years of your life will be easier food will taste better and nutrition can be better maintained. by the way I was taught this information from my profession and 27 years of private practice and continuing education. talk to your dentist and ask questions most of us really do care about our patients and are not all just about the all mighty dollar. In fact most dentists love questions about are field and just remember we do not have all the answers and sometimes the right answer is I DON'T KNOW BUT I WILL TRY TO FIND OUT

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  59. 100% of people who have cancer have worn a band-aid at some point. Connection?-- I THINK SO!

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  60. I think it is extremely sad that people with low morals and no true facts are hell bent on causing mass hysteria with this article. they are profiting off people who believe this hogwash and run to their dentist for extractions with either implant w/ crn or bdg or partial replacement. but sadly most can not afford this treatment so they then have to function with one less tooth. then a few years down the road they lose another tooth. the end result is someone with less than half the teeth God gave them and then relyin on "man" to make them a set of teeth that function like God gave them. almost impossible. this study/article would hold a lot more esteem if the subjects were in a controlled experiment.....like make sure they ate the same diet, lived in the same general area, had the same environment exposure.. ...IMPOSSIBLE.!!!!! TOO many variables are in play to believe these conspiracy theorists. thanks to the good ole internet any quack can set up a website and cause mass hysteria, and all to gain notoriety and be held on a pedastool. GET A GRIP ON REALITY!1
    I grew up in a Pentecostale home. at every sermon it always ended with an alter call for someone to get saved. when no response was made, the became stronger and stronger. eventually it led to the world is ending very soon and you best get rite with God. that's has been over 35 years now.
    these "doctors" want the notoriety of it all.
    VERY SAD HUMAN BEINGS TO PROFITT OFF OF NAIVE AND UN SUPECTING PEOPLE. SHAME ON YOU......KARMA WILL FIND THESE PEOPLE......

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    2. I was simply making a comparison of scare tactics in the church with the scare tactics in this article.

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  63. I've been in the dentistry field for over fourteen years assisting. Seen very poorly done root canals that weren't rinsed well enough of cleansing agents or not sealed to apex. Even overextended sealer beyond the apex. Flip side a specialist who only does root canals always turned out a long lasting result. never had a patient suddenly take ill after the procedure. The ADA has very informative articles that support root canals and mercury fillings. If both or either procedures were so harmful wouldn't more people I saw be sick?!? This article has no current research notated. go on www.Ada.org !!! I've had a root canal and silver fillings both done and have had no health issues. See a good quality dentist and get regular cleanings you'll be safe.

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    1. how does one find a "good quality dentist"? Do they exist? How would I know until after another expensive and potentially disastrous procedure?

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  64. Twenty years ago at age forty-five I had a root canal. I was always a very healthy person. After this procedure I immediately started have many health issues and I deteriorated very quickly. One of which was burning mouth syndrome with constant inflammation in my mouth and gums. I also had many mercury fillings. I have been to many doctors and received no help. I have always felt that there was a connection. But I could never convince my dentist or oral surgeon. I know how sick I have been so I believe this article. It's easy for someone to say this can't happened because they haven't become a victim yet. As far as root canals being very profitable it's true. All dentists convince you that you must have one first .After they make their money then they recommend the next procedure when the root canal has failed. I think there is a large percentage that do fail. I regret ever having a root canal. Please keep an open mind to this article. It's the first thing that has made any sense to me. Any thing is possible.!

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  65. HEEEEY MINE GOT INFECTED! I read a similar article a year ago or something and thought that maybe they were exaggerating. Mine first broke and then after biting hard on something got infected. I'm having it removed, it's not that bad, had other teeth removed before and this one isn't as painful (mine was a molar).

    I can say from personal experience that this isn't bullshit, and I can sympathise if you'd rather believe it is so you wouldn't have to get your teeth extracted but really think about it.

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  66. bullshit based on stupid collection of data. according to you we should seal our mouths, cut off the gut and rip off the ass to eliminate anerobic bacteria which could be potential health hazards to your brain, bone kidney and liver at the weakening of your immune system. stop posting bullshit that mislead general public.

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    1. you duche bag, what do you know? Sounds like you are a very weak minded individual.

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  67. Had 2 root canals done when I was in my 40's they lasted 20 yrs with no problem.When the crowns came off I had the teeth pulled and a partial made. I am now 71 in excellent health.

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  68. So from what I get out of reading these comments. Dentist should have everyone take out all their teeth based on current research and most of the medical conditions would be improved. People with clean teeth and mouth generally are heather then those who are to lazy to brush and fix there teeth. Simply put get off your lazy side and brush your teeth and fix the problems in your mouth before they are so big they require root canals. We can blame the world or dentists for our poor decisions in taking care of our selves, but in the end we live with the consequences of how we take care of bodies.

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  69. People, there is a saying that a man ( or person) with experience is never at the mercy of someone with a theory. Well, I have about 20 years of experience in extracting endo treated teeth from sick and very sick patients. I will tell you that they can be very very toxic and cause severe health problems in some individuals. The Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland has been treating cancer since 1957. 98% of their breast cancer patients had at least one endo treated tooth on the same meridian as the original breast cancer.
    I have personally seen endo filled teeth cause joint paint or frozen joints, headaches, heart palpitations, vision problems, hearing problems, the feeling of pins and needles on the side of their face, severe fatigue, hypothyroidism to the point where people's teeth chatter in 100 degree weather, mental fog, and skin disorders. some MDs have thought these patients had a stroke and ordered expensive tests but found no stroke occurred.
    When these teeth are removed properly these health problems have resolved completely, sometimes very quickly.
    So, when people try to discount this article by Dr Mercola, they are the ones that are only using their limited opinion and have no experience in these matters.

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  70. After rereading my comment I must add that I have also seen cancer many times but these don't clear up as quickly or as consistently.

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  71. Interesting discussion. For the doubters out there, please chew on this dental fact. "It's illegal to throw a thermometer in the trash but apparently fine if it's embedded 6 inches from your brain in an Amalgam Filling!" Don't assume because procedures are done constantly and legal that they're safe! Question: It's obviously normal to have lots of bacteria in your mouth, if a patient doesn't want to have the teeth removed that underwent root canals could they use Colloidal Silver and/or Hydrogen Peroxide to kill the bacteria daily to help?

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    1. This is true regarding the thermometer but let's take this one step farther. If you eat all the mercury in that thermometer I guarantee that it will kill you. But millions of amalgam fillings are placed a year; many lasting decades... they why aren't these people dead as well??? It's simple bound mercury is NOT the same as free mercury. There is mercury in our water, fish, food, air etc and it doesn't kill you. Multiple good double blind studies have proven mercury fillings to be safe. If it was so bad dentists; the people that are around the stuff daily would be the worse off... but they are some of the healthiest of the population. Do NOT correlate 2 unrelated facts. If you do not want mercury fillings fine.. there are other alternatives but to do the whole conspiracy theory thing and mass hysteria is not only wrong and unethical but harmful to the naive

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    2. FYI: Mercury from fish & food is also unhealthy & safe & toxic. It all depends on how much you take in. This is the reason pregnant women are always highly warned against eating foods rich in mercury while pregnant or breastfeeding. So get your self straight before trying to argue something you obviously have nothing to back it up with.

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    3. *unsafe (not safe)

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  72. I just love to read these opinions....yes opinions. As a former biochemist and researcher and and now a practicing dentist, it's always entertaining to read how peoples ideas are formed by the tidbits of truthful information that are dispersed into the toxicity of ridiculousness that can be found on the internet.
    Here's a tidbit for a few of you out there (and you know if you are not intended for this)....go ahead and tell your dentist what you believe, refuse endodontic therapy based upon this article, insist on an extraction and then you can pay him to place and implant or bridge. Or better yet, walk around without your front tooth in place and spout your beliefs to the world. Somebody is bound to believe you!

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  73. This is interesting and does warrant futher research...

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  74. You really have to be careful with articles like this. I'm not saying that the article doesn't include some thought provoking theories, but it also provides information that should be called into question, such as how many people have had a root canal in their life? For example, if 97% of the population have had a root canal, how can you possibly determine if the root canal is the mitigating factor in disease such as cancer? You can't. I agree with addressing health issues with conservatism and educating yourself as much as possible, however, I don't see that articles such as this one are the most credible and rely mostly on scare tactics to sway opinion.

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  75. This article is absolutely pseudoscience and moronic. It is a shame that our society is scientifically illiterate. The "doctor" who wrote this should be ashamed. The people who believe this stuff are most likely simple minded mental midgets and it isn't their fault that they can't understand logical fallacies or spot fake science conspiracy theories.

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  76. this is a very interesting theory and article, i will have dentist tell me

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  77. Worth mentioning, I believe. My 22 year old daughter has been told that she has high levels of mercury. She has never had a root canal and never even had a filling. Her teeth are in excellent condition. Think there might be a little more to all of this than the alarmist cry of "dental work"...

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  78. So what am I supposed to do with my 3 root canals?

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  79. Please stay away from crazy people especially if they are crazy dentists.

    "A typical human mouth contains billions of bacteria. If you haven't brushed your teeth lately, you might well have more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people living on planet Earth. Scientists have identified more than 700 different species of mouth-dwelling microbes."

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  80. Someone obviously did not pass their Stats 101 class.

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  81. What To Do In Case A Root Canal Is Still Necessary



    Despite their potential health risks, it’s important to note that biological dentists are not opposed to root canals in all cases. It depends on what each patient needs. I myself have a number of root canals. But unlike conventional root canal procedures, mine were done using bio-compatible materials, which is something that all biological dentists stress the use of. If your dentist determines that you need a root canal, be sure to insist that the procedure be done according to the principles of biological dentistry. To do that, you will need to find a biological dentist to work with. Fortunately, their number continues to grow, and you can get help in locating one by contacting the organizations you’ll find listed at the end of the article. Working with such a dentist will ensure that your root canal does not put you at risk for the health problems I’ve mentioned above, including cancer. Instead, you will be able to keep your affected tooth, just as I have been able to do.

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  82. Lots of Gov't/Dentist trolls on here, good to see. Just means this article is hitting on some painful truth. WHY would you put MERCURY into a Filling?!?! And there seems to be a lot of evidence on here, that's not propaganda, it's not Conspiracy, but scientific facts, studies that are documented and repeated. Yup, that must be a bunch of gibbadee goo made up. Damn facts n scientists making up facts from experiments.

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  83. very interesting article, gives a person a lot to think about. Thank you.

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  84. What these days doesn't give you cancer! I'll take my chances and keep my teeth.

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  85. Yes because its our root canals causing cancer, not the millions of carcinogens you breathe/eat/drink/bathe in on a daily basis

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  86. I appreciate the information. I've had one root canal (unsuccessful) and have been recommended for a second. Here is my conundrum with the recommendations: get an artificial tooth implanted with titanium. This is an option--however, to do this, you must have the space where the tooth was filled with cadaver bone to build it up so a permanent false tooth can have the titanium rod implanted. Doesn't this cadaver bone (a dead man's bone) create the same problem as having your own dead tooth there? Not judging--just sayin'.

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  87. this is the stupidest thing I have ever read. Yes, I AM a cancer patient. Yes, I have had a root canal or two. HOWEVER, who hasn't had a root canal??? I have heard many reasons from idiots for why I have cancer. Even as far as the water or air quality. Sorry, I don't blame my cancer on a bad tooth, the water, air or anything else. I have cancer and because of great doctors, my life was saved!

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  88. If you can't leave your name I will NOT pay attention to your comment.

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  89. Hey, here's a thought. Take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing 2 or 3 times a day like you are suppose to and you won't have to worry about having a root canal done. Problem solved!

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    1. not always the case. i cracked a front tooth in half and had to get a crown. and a root canal first. so your flossing and brushing theory DOESNT solve the problem.

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    2. Not all the time unfortunately. I have awesome gums, but unfortunately have "soft teeth". I get cavities from the INSIDE out, which has nothing to do with how well (and anal retentive) I am with brushing my teeth. Also, if you take any type of medications that cause dry mouth, then you are more likely to get more cavities because saliva is a natural fighter against bacteria (which causes cavities).

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  90. My son had cancer at 3 years old. obviously he had never had a root canal. maybe there is something to this. who knows, I hope not as I am a walking root canal factory with at least three. oral bacteria can cause issues. but dont talk down to us who dont outright buy into this thinking...

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  91. How about showing some cancer statistics on patients who have NEVER had a root canal? That should provide an interesting contrast, and probably debunk much of what is in this article.

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  92. This article is completely non scientific. It sites no reputable peer reviewed research which is the gold standard for making recommendations on any medical issue.

    Please refer to the tons of legitimate peer reviewed medical or dental research journals out there if you want to find out more on root canals.

    This article is sensational garbage written by someone that has no credibility in the medical or dental profession

    I feel sorry for those uneducated or rather undereducated people that take this article as fact

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  93. Whoever wrote this article is an uneducated idiot. It is criminal to scared people from useful treatment that can help because of personal believe and without any real science based proof. As far has I am concern you are in the same category of people who say that vaccine can give your kid autism.

    Please people. stop reading and believing article like this one written by uneducated frustrated people lacking attention. An entire generation of healthcare provider dedicated their life at healing people and most f them are honest. listen to the people who know.
    So from the bottom of my heart, FUCK YOU. It is criminal to try to influence people in taking the wrong decision about their health.

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    1. In spite of the fact that I don't particularly care for some of the four letter words in common use today I AGREE WITH YOU 100%. Vaccinate your kids, take care of your teeth, look both ways when you cross the road, and don't believe unwarranted garbage that persuades you to not take care of your body. I have four root canals and I feel great. Two years ago I was in a head on motorcycle accident with a car, I have two stents in my aorta and a few coils in my kidneys. My body is full of dead teeth and foreign objects and I'm healthier than ever before. Stop living in fear and start reading articles with real scientific information based on legitimate studies.

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  94. Regardless of whether you understand the science aspect of the claims here, it helps to understand statistics a little better. And by the way as far as science goes, if they can't list credible sources for their claims, then it's probably not science and even less likely to be true.

    http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2013/03/15/absolute-versus-relative-risk-making-sense-of-media-stories/

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  95. Man I love people who claim to be experts but cannot even spell. Or better yet, talk as if they are omniscient but then cower under anonymity.

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  96. Myth #2—Root canal treatment causes illness.

    The myth: Patients searching the Internet for information on root canals may find sites claiming that teeth receiving root canal (endodontic) treatment contribute to the occurrence of illness and disease in the body. This claim is based on long-debunked and poorly designed research performed nearly a century ago by Dr. Weston A. Price.

    The truth: There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body. Decades of research since the 1930s have contradicted Dr. Price's findings and more recent research continues to support the safety of dental treatment as it relates to overall health.

    The presence of bacteria in teeth and the mouth has been an accepted fact for many years. But the presence of bacteria does not constitute "infection" and is not necessarily a threat to a person's health. Bacteria are present in the mouth and teeth at all times, even in teeth that have never had a cavity or other trauma. Research shows that the healthy immune system takes care of bacteria in a matter of minutes.
    When a severe infection in a tooth requires endodontic treatment, that treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal and prevent re-infection of the tooth.
    Tooth extraction is a potentially traumatic procedure and is known to cause a significantly higher incidence of bacteria entering the bloodstream; endodontic treatment confined to the root canal system produces much less trauma and a much lower incidence and magnitude of bacteria entering the blood stream.
    There is no adequate replacement for the natural tooth - it should be saved whenever possible. Root canal treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost effective way to treat infected teeth because it is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of an implant. In most cases, endodontic treatment allows patients to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.

    - See more at: http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/myths-about-root-canals-and-root-canal-pain.aspx#sthash.f9uWJvYN.dpuf

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  97. Not sure what to believe. I have several root canals & have 3 autoimmune diseases. Doc's do not know what causes my diseases. I'm open minded to most possibilities of causes & cures. I admit I'm wary of miracle cures but I know science is not necessarily a true fact. I will be checking into this more....

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  98. I had a root canal about 18 years ago and was doing well for awhile. I had trouble with that site for many, many years and just marked it down as mouth sores and TMJ. I went to ear, nose, and throat specialists because my ear hurt me all the time! About 3 years ago I started having trouble with that tooth. I had x-rays and used sensitive tooth paste, everything my dentist told me to do. Still the pain persisted. I had so much pain in my jaw, I couldn't chew and thought the side of my face would explode. I had an infection set up in my gums and jaw and took antibiotics for 10 days. The infection went down but came back again in 3 weeks. This time it was worse! I went back into my dentist and told him I wanted the tooth extracted. He told me he could look at the root canal and redo it so I don't loose my tooth. I told him just to extract the tooth. I didn't want to take anymore chances of another infection like I was suffering through.I had the tooth extracted a little less than a month ago and I feel so much better. My ear aches are gone, no more pain in my jaw, numbness and tingling running into my lower lip. I'm so glad I had that tooth extracted. I will never have another root canal!! Whether this article is true of not, I don't know. I do know that my tooth being extracted has made a difference in what I was dealing with and I feel so much better today.

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  99. I have had three root canal's and I had no problems, I don't believe this. cancer can happen to anyone its not because they had a root canal, I'm sure people who had cancer who had a root canal,, would have still had cancer if they never had the root canal.

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  100. guys ... with all respect , to everyone here, am a specialist dentist and has been doing thousands of root canals ..... according to the studies we perform them and we know that they will help probably at best cases for the next 10 years , for economical reasons its not applicable to advise each patient to take out hs tooth , we missing the point here, when root canals done profesionally as much as possible then we minimze the "bad bacterea" and then we are safe, when patient has weakened immune system then maybe we shall extract to be on safe side, I cant agree or disagree, the decision should be made on the spot , between doctor and patient .... reality in this matter is GRAY

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  101. I was diagnosed with Lupus 2 years before my root canal. Maybe I did have a weakened immune system at the time. I just know I always had trouble with my root canal after it was done. There were no problems showing on any of my x-rays but I just knew it was all related to my tooth that I had the root canal on that was causing y problems. I feel so much better since I had the tooth extracted about 3 weeks ago.

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  102. I often find reading such publications and the response to the same to be quite humorous. This article has absolutely no merit. So what if you found bacteria on a RC tooth, you will find the very same bacteria on what is considered a healthy tooth with no cavities or fillings. Im a 52 year old male and have several root canals and one implant. One of my RCs is 35 years old and that tooth is still there with no issues. Matter of fact I had to replace the crown that was on it not long ago from age and wear but the rest of the tooth is still there! I am in perfect health, no issues period even being an ex smoker. I have to agree with the other posts that refer to water and band aids and even add more analogies like walking, breathing, riding a bike, looking into the sun, swimming, eating....I could write an endless list that every single cancer patient has done, consumed etc but that doesn't make any of these substances or activities any more likely to have caused cancer than getting snow in your hair as a kid.

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  103. Ashley BlackhurstMarch 2, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    This has got to be one of the dumbest articles I've read. Seriously.

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