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Unread 01-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Root Canal Therapy..... What is it really???

A lengthy article, but well worth the read if you want to be well informed. It references experts such as Dr Weston Price, a Cleveland dentist who authored the book entitled Nutrition and Physical Degeneration and founded the Weston Price Foundation. He also wrote a textbook on root canals in 1922 which continues to upset the mindset of the ADA and others who advocate root canal therapy. Also, Dr Hal Huggins a Colorado dentist who is world renowned for his relentless efforts in public awareness about the toxicity of mercury fillings, etc. Just to name a few....

http://tuberose.com/Root_Canals.html

Here is just a tiny excerpt from the above site......

>>>>Leave the root canal or cavitation in the body, and there is the potential of creating an unwanted autoimmune or degenerative disease that could be life threatening. Toxins and bacteria can both leak from these contamination sites wreaking havoc with a person’s cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous and immune systems. The public needs to be informed, so they can make educated choices in the trade-off between toxic convenience and health.>>>>

>>>Shouldn’t we question the wisdom of supplying a haven for these microbes so close to our brain and circulatory system? Does this information validate the claims of “sterile” root canals? Dentists claim they can “sterilize” the tooth before forcing the gutta percha wax down into the canal. Perhaps they can sterilize a column of air in the center of the tooth, but is that really where the problem is? Bacteria wandering out of the dentinal tubules is what Price was finding, and what we were finding in the crushed tooth samples. But the problem doesn't end there. Huggins tested blood samples adjacent to the removed <root canaled> teeth and analyzed them for the presence of anaerobic bacteria. Approximately 400 percent more bacteria were found in the blood surrounding the root canal tooth than were in the tooth itself. It seems that the tooth is the incubator. The periodontal ligament supplies more food, therefore higher concentration of bacteria. But the highest pathological growth was in the bone surrounding the dead tooth. Looking at bacterial needs, there is a smorgasbord of bacterial nutrients present in the bone. This explains the tremendous increase in bacterial concentration in the blood surrounding the root canal tooth. Try sterilizing that volume of bone.>>>

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Hmm thats right the periodontal ligament supplies more food, therefore higher concentration of bacteria. But the highest pathological growth was in the bone surrounding the dead tooth.
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Hi Ayden,

Thanks for your reply!
The surrounding bone of the root canaled tooth harbors a lot of bacteria. However, the root canaled tooth continues to build infection causing the continual proliferation of bacteria.

Here's how it happens........

The bacteria harbors inside the microscopic canals called dentin tubules of the dead root canaled tooth. The bacteria then migrates through the tubules into the LIVE periodontal ligament. The ligament is made of fibers that connect the tooth to the bone. The bacteria reaches these fibers and feeds off of the blood supply that keeps the ligament alive. The bacteria then reaches the bone through the fibers. The tooth continues to build up bacteria which proliferates along this path into the jawbone.

The very unfortunate end result of all this bacteria is twofold. One is the obvious risks of deeper oral infections into the jawbone that become difficult to treat and eradicate completely even after the root canaled tooth is extracted. Two, the numerous systemic health risks associated with this continuous burden on the immune system can be life altering.

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Thanks Bryanna - I mentioned this to my dentist a few weeks ago and she got so mad! Said there was all kinds of misinformation on the Internet. I'm glad to have this reference to show her - for someone like me that has multiple health issues and allergies - a root canal is condemning me to even poorer health. I think it is she that needs to be educated.

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Hello, this is my first visit to this forum. I have several root canals and crowns. I also suffered some pretty bad infections after some of the root canals. I'm just wondering, is the best solution for long-term health to have teeth removed and go with dentures?

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Hi Eliza Jane,

You are correct in this statement...
<<for someone like me that has multiple health issues and allergies - a root canal is condemning me to even poorer health>>.

Every dentist knows the short comings and risks of root canal therapy. They are taught, if only briefly, the pathological and bacterial problems associated with endodontically treated teeth. Some dentists are just a bit wiser than others about these concerns because they have paid attention to the repetitive problems that they see their patients encountering. Some are even comprehending and acknowledging the systemic connection...... why? Because the internet has become the source of great information for dentists/doctors/patients who seek to learn the things that they're not learning elsewhere.

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Thanks Bryanna - I mentioned this to my dentist a few weeks ago and she got so mad! Said there was all kinds of misinformation on the Internet. I'm glad to have this reference to show her - for someone like me that has multiple health issues and allergies - a root canal is condemning me to even poorer health. I think it is she that needs to be educated.

Thank you!
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[ You help us all to be educated, Bryanna. You have done more than most dentists ever do or tell you. By telling us the truth, you give us the greatest gift a person can have. To make an informed choice. So many of us get told what to do, and that the dentist is the "know all" of these RT and the problems they cause. I really wish that all dentists and doctors had your compassion and were willing to tell a patient the truth. We place our lives in these professionals hands. We deserve to be told the truth. Thank you Bryanna for helping so many of us sort out things. You also helped me in a way you don't even know about. I was not willing to accept what I was being told about my ankles, I sought out help, and found out the truth about my condition. It was because I learned to be my own best advocate by getting educated. You started the ball rolling for me, and I am forever grateful to you. ginnie
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Thank you so much for the kind words! You also rock!! )

I am a firm believer in being your own health advocate. We must never rely solely on our doctors or dentists to make decisions for us because they do not know us as well as we know ourselves. Sometimes the sharing of information alters the treatment options and often for the better. It is the acquired information that empowers us to make decisions that are truly in our best interest. We need guidance along with the information.... but compassion and truthfulness from those taking care of us is just as important.

Ginnie, I know you have varied health problems. If you think there is anything I can help you with or help you to research..... just let me know. I deal with lots of patients every day.... I probably know more about the body than I should... ~;-/

Thanks again for the sweet words..... you are very amazing yourself!!

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QUOTE=ginnie;870465][ You help us all to be educated, Bryanna. You have done more than most dentists ever do or tell you. By telling us the truth, you give us the greatest gift a person can have. To make an informed choice. So many of us get told what to do, and that the dentist is the "know all" of these RT and the problems they cause. I really wish that all dentists and doctors had your compassion and were willing to tell a patient the truth. We place our lives in these professionals hands. We deserve to be told the truth. Thank you Bryanna for helping so many of us sort out things. You also helped me in a way you don't even know about. I was not willing to accept what I was being told about my ankles, I sought out help, and found out the truth about my condition. It was because I learned to be my own best advocate by getting educated. You started the ball rolling for me, and I am forever grateful to you. ginnie[/quote]
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Yes, Bryanna, I do have some research I have to do. the first part of surgery is a given, have to do it. Torn archilles tendon, torn post tibial tendon, this pushed my heel (left foot) outward, which colapsed the foot. The foot structure has to be re-built.
Second part of the surgery was to be origionally a joint replacement for the big toe, or ball of foot joint. He won't do that, as the failure rate is way too high. Instead he wants to fuse this joint solid, so it doesn't move at all.
I have a problem with this. This joint hurts terrible even when I don't move it. I need the ball of my foot for balance, and I am not sure fusing it will take care of the pain that is in this joint. I am still going to have to walk on it. Across the whole pad of the foot hurts, and I also have PN and buring already on the toe joint. How will fusion stop this kind of pain when I have to use the toe anyway? I need to find out the purpose of doing it in the first place, and if it will solve any of the issues I have with this joint. he was going to do this three weeks after the ankle re-build, then after I am out of the walking cast to do therapy on the whole foot with PT.

The other foot he hopes is not having the same problems in the joints. My pain in that ankle will have to be addressed after I heal from this first surgery. The pain may be due to the way I have walked these past 7 years, and not do to tears in the tendons. Will find that out later.

Any and all information will be appreciated. The last person I knew to have a fusion on part of the foot regretted it terribly. I have to justify what I do to it. It won't be reversable.
Thanks Bryanna, I have a little time now to get things figured out instead of rushing around like crazy.
The big toe joint is destroyed pretty good, either from degenerative joint disease or from severe arthritis, which I have all over. Can't take celebrex or any other kind of anti inflamatory as I have barretts esophagus.
Thanks Bryanna, take your time in looking stuff up, I have a month to figure it all out now... ginnie

Surgery is now on June 19th. Could not do a 5 a.m. schedule so it had to be put to a later date. I have time now to research this.
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Hey Bryanna? What should we do when they suggest a root canal? I am afraid DH's got a infected tooth, he had a lot of pain after his last root canal, for me I had them YANK teeth that were suggested to have crowns and root canals on, are there any other options?
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