Going to the dentist can be pretty stressful for some people, especially if they don’t practice proper oral hygiene.
(Article by Opinion and Analysis)
But what happens if a routine visit can actually leave you more prone to a life-threatening disease?
Unfortunately, an increasing amount of research is showing that getting a root canal can lead to bacterial overload and may increase your chances of developing breast cancer.
The root canal – breast cancer connection
More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in the United States. This highly invasive procedure involves drilling into a decaying tooth to remove the infected pulp, and then using a file of sorts to reach into the canal of the tooth to remove the remaining pulp.
The canals are then filled with a plastic material (gutta percha) that’s quite problematic: Recent research shows that in many cases the plastic does not actually get into the tiny lateral canals of the tooth that branch off the main canal, which results in “leakage” of the highly toxic anaerobic bacteria the procedure was designed to remove.
It is this bacteria that researchers claim results in disease (sometimes even decades later), including breast cancer.
Dr Kulacz, a well-known dentist and author of The toxic tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick, has performed biopsies on every root canal tooth he has ever extracted. And as a result, he says, “Almost all of them have remnants of necrotic debris still in that canal meaning that they were not thoroughly cleaned. Microbiological cultures of the surrounding bone showed infection almost 100 percent of the time.”
Bill Henderson, author of Cure your cancer and radio host of How to live cancer-free, also states there is growing scientific evidence of a significant correlation between root canals and breast cancer. Henderson, who has been a cancer-prevention advocate for over 25 years says: “Two facts have jumped out at me … The most common cause of all cancers is root canal-filled teeth and cavitation sites; and until a cancer patient gets rid of the root canal-filled teeth and cavitations, they don’t get well.”
Others agree: In fact, a five-year study conducted by Dr Robert Jones, that specifically looked at the relationship between root canals and breast cancer, revealing that a whopping 93 percent of breast cancer patients also had root canals, and the other seven percent had other oral diseases or issues. Even more convincing is the fact that almost all of the cancerous tumours were found on the exact same side of the body as the original root canal.
Another significant study published in 1998 in the American Academy of Periodontology essentially concluded that the root canal procedure itself may be the cause of infection. In 12 of the 26 case subjects the study examined, the root canalled teeth as well as the patient’s blood samples both contained anaerobic bacteria.
Essentially, having a root canal done could lead to never-ending river of bacteria flowing into your bloodstream.
Your teeth and your overall health
We don’t often think of the health of our teeth as a reflection on our general health but some researchers now claim your teeth are not only living organisms connected to the rest of your body, but that they are actually part of the ‘acupuncture meridian system’—an ‘energy highway’ that runs through your entire body.
Chinese Medicine believes that Qi (chi) energy flows through this highway and accesses all the different parts of your body.
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