I was reading this article about how root canals can be causing disease.
The article is partly a re-cap of a Mercola article entitled “The Toxic Tooth” but with some of their own experience added. A root canal is performed when tooth decay is likely to cause or already has caused permanent damage. The process of a root canal is to drill out the pulp of the tooth fill with medicine in an attempt to kill the bacteria that’s causing the decay, and then filling the tooth. This will usually stop the pain and the decay. The problem with this is that the bacteria is not completely killed or walled off from the rest of your body. Teeth are actually very porous and can be thought of more like a hard sponge than a solid surface. There are side canals, that branch off the main canal that is filled that can harbor bacteria. There is evidence that this bacteria is making its way to the blood stream and causing disease in other parts of the body.
“I’ve done biopsies on every root canal tooth that I have extracted. 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% of the time.”
“[A] study done in 2013… compared the bacterial DNA in blood clots and arterial plaque in heart attack patients to the DNA of the bacteria in the mouth.
The same bacteria found in the root canal teeth and in gum disease are found in the plaques in coronary arteries and in the blood clots that caused the heart attack.
These bacteria move from the mouth into other sites of the body like the arterial plaques. They’ve also found the same bacteria in the pericardial fluid or the fluid that surrounds the heart… In heart disease you don’t want infection and inflammation in an arterial plaque.
The presence of oral bacteria from root canal teeth and gum disease in the arterial plaque and blood clots of heart attack patients points to direct causation, rather than correlation between oral infection and cardiovascular disease.”
So its good to be aware of this possibility. Most of these types of articles after going through the issue being discussed, whatever it might be, they will lend some advice. The advice, like any dentist would tell you, is to prevent tooth decay so you wont find yourself in this situation. Really this is the best option for all of our health decisions. Pursue health to prevent disease. The advice for preventing tooth decay in this article was to avoid sugar. What a great recommendation on so many levels. Now we should know from the 60 Day turnaround that cutting out sugar will help normalize hormones, decrease inflammation, increase energy, and help prevent tooth decay.
So the advice from me. Continue pursuing health with your diet, your lifestyle, and getting your spine adjusted so you can have peace of mind knowing you are giving yourself the best possible chance at prevention.
Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about the health truth you now know, and the importance of a healthy spine. Everyine needs to be checked!