There are approximately 25 million root canals performed annually in the United States. When a tooth becomes infected, many dentists recommend that a root canal be performed to remove – not the tooth – but the roots of the tooth. This “solution” delights many patients because they are released from the pain they’ve been experiencing and they can keep their tooth (plus a crown) and not have to figure out how to replace it. The problem: There are serious potential health risks associated with a root canal.
The Hidden Dangers of Root Canal
Why is a root canal so dangerous? The problem is that even though the root of the tooth is extracted from your mouth, more often than not, at least part of the dead tooth itself is left behind. And that can cause your immune system to reject this tooth.
Most dentists believe that you can sterilize the root canal tooth. However, the filling that a dentist injects into your roots shrinks microscopically and “protects” the inner canals from being completely sterilized. There are also many very small canals connected to the tooth beyond the four main canals, and these can house bacteria as well because they are not accounted for in the sterilization process.
Root Canals: The Cause of Many Pains
Research has found that many chronic degenerative diseases can originate with root-filled teeth, including heart and circulatory diseases, joint issues, and brain and nervous system problems. Patients who finally have root canal teeth removed from their mouth often discover that health issues they’ve long been dealing with miraculously clear up.
This can be explained by two things. One, the bacteria that has built up after your root canal is finally exorcised. And, two, the meridian tooth chart identifies specific organs, tissues, and glands that correlate to certain teeth – if there’s something wrong with a particular tooth, there can be something wrong with its corresponding body part. Chronic pain and even acne have been known to disappear after the removal of a dead root canal tooth.
Root Canal Alternatives
So what do you do when a tooth is, essentially, dead? You have it removed. You find a holistic dentist who understands the toxicity of root canals and knows that the periodontal ligament and bone structure must be removed along with the tooth so that your gums and mouth can heal. Then you can replace that missing tooth with a bridge or the more advantageous zirconium dental implant.
The video below expands on the danger of leaving a “dead body part” in your mouth. Check it out, then schedule your consultation with Dr. Yolanda Cintron at Fort Lauderdale’s International Center for Dental Excellence to have a full dental exam and make plans to remove any dead teeth or root canal teeth and replace them with safe, healthy solutions.