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Are Root Canals Really a Cause of Cancer?

Root Canals should be avoided at all cost. My husband had stage 3 prostate cancer that had spread outside the prostate. He chose to do alternative treatment. A year and a half later, he looked and felt great but the cancer was still there. I told him there was only one thing left I knew to do…remove his root canal. It had not bothered him at all…but when we went to the surgeon, infection showed up on the xray. The surgeon came out of the operating room and told me that the infection was way worse than what had shown up on the xray. The infection had eaten a hole the size of a quarter up into his sinuses and was draining infection back down into his body. 2 months later…cancer was gone. He had done a lot of work via detoxing, diet, and supplements and getting the root canal removed was the missing piece.

Are Root Canals a Cause of Cancer?

Root Canals Promote Secondary Infections

The nerve and dental decay from a damaged tooth is removed during a root canal. In theory, the chemical solution used to disinfect the area is designed to get rid of bacteria that may linger and cause further infections. But can all bacteria truly be eradicated?

Root canals seem to only place a bandage over a life threatening problem, and more appropriately merely delay the onset of major health issues. Unfortunately there is an underlying misconception that infective agents such as microbes, fungi, and viruses are successfully disinfected within teeth’s gums. However, there are miles of microscopic tubules which are never exposed to sanitizing chemicals.

In studies, up to 50% of the pathogenic bacteria population remained following treatment with the common disinfectant sodium hypochlorite. Adding human error to the equation, secondary health complications arising from root canals seem more likely than not.

Root Canals Foster Harmful Anaerobic Bacteria and Promote Antibiotic Resistance

Harmful anaerobic bacteria thrive in an oxygen-free environment when a dentist seals off a treated tooth. Toxins are released from the bacteria which leach into both neighboring and distant areas of the body. In one study, Dr. Stuart Nunnally, DDS, MS, reported that over the course of three years, all 87 patients who had undergone a root canal procedure reported a decline in health.

Dr. Josef Issels, MD, a world-famous cancer specialist, was probably one of the first physicians to require all of his cancer patients to have their dead teeth extracted as part of his healing protocol. In his book, Cancer: A Second Opinion, he discusses how over a period of 40 years working with 16,000 thousand cancer patients, over 90 percent of his patients had between two and ten dead teeth in their mouths when they first arrived at his clinic. He asserts (with convincing evidence) that dead teeth left in the mouth generate copious amounts of toxins capable of causing cancer in humans.

In a world consumed by taking a pill to treat a problem, antibiotics are yet another standard part of root canal procedures. The targeted bacteria are sealed off from the root canal and also separated from circulation or blood flow which enables the antibiotic to treat the affected area. As a consequence, the population of health-stimulating bacteria is destroyed and harmful bacteria become further drug resistant.

Bacterial infections commonly occurring in relationship to root canals include the following:

Enterococcus feacalis: These bacteria are associated with urinary tract infections and are one of the most well-known antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Pseudomonas: Symptoms associated with these bacteria include a weakened immune system, pneumonia, blood infections, and may possibly lead to death.

Staphylococci: Referred to as staph infections, these bacteria not only lead to skin infections, but pneumonia, blood poisoning, and toxic shock syndrome as well.

Streptococci: Known as flesh eating bacteria, populations of these bacteria are associated with strep throat, pain, fever, dizziness, swelling, confusion, abnormal blood pressure, and toxic shock syndrome.

Root Canals Increase Your Risk of Chronic Degenerative Disease

Dr. Weston Price learned of an interesting discovery in the 1900s when his research led him to implanting the infected tooth from a human into another animal. The same chronic health complications became apparent in the animal1 shortly following the tooth’s implantation. Therefore, it is not only the population of bacteria which causes systemic dysfunction, but also the concentration of toxins produced by bacteria.

As a result of Dr. Price’s research on the implication of root canals and systemic health, we now understand how root canals increase your risk of all types of adverse health responses including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pain and suffering associated with inflammation of the body
  • Diseases related to the brain
  • Nervous system diseases
  • Lowered immunity
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

Improve Your Oral Hygiene

The first step for lowering your risk of chronic diseases and cancer is preventing the decay of your teeth and gums. Consider the following oral hygiene health care tips to lower your risk:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss daily
  • Replace toothbrush as necessary or about every 3 months
  • Remove dead cells and bacteria using a tongue scraper
  • Use a toothpaste free of fluoride and chemical additives
  • Limit acidic foods and drinks
  • Hydrate by drinking purified water
  • Consume a healthy diet

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