Root Canals & Cavitations (from pulled teeth)
Health problems contributed to significantly by toxic bacteria from root canals
and cavitations may be an even more hazardous and widespread problem than mercury
toxicity from amalgam fillings.
In an interview reprinted in the
Townsend Letters for Doctors, George Meinig, DDS & Dr. M. LaMarche discuss the
serious dangers of root canal treatment. Root canals often do not steralize the tooth no
matter how well the root canal procedure is done. Bacteria in the canals mutate and begin to
produce toxins. There has been preliminary research (not yet published) which has
found toxins harbored by root canals. These toxins get into the bloodstream and
in some cases can contribute significantly to the development of serious
Not everyone experiences serious health problems from the toxins produced by
root canals. This was discussed by Dr. Meinig in his interview with Laura Lee:
Laura Lee: Now why isn't the immune system not able to knock out these bacteria when they get
outside the tooth? I can understand three miles of tunnels in these microtubules of an infected
tooth for these bacteria to propagate in. It's hard for the immune system to get in there, but once
they travel out, what's the immune system doing there? Just a slow wear and tear where they
can't get rid of the infection sites so it's this constant default...?
But root canal infections do put stress on the immune system and the toxins produced can overwhelm
the body's defenses in cases of weakened immune systems or other health problems.
Dr. Meinig: Well, you're right, the immune system under certain circumstances can take care of
this quite adequately, but it has to be those people who have extremely good genetic backgrounds
who are in good nutrition basis, are having no health problems, in their daily life.
There are a growing number of people experiencing health transformations
including healing serious illnesses after pulling root canals that are harboring
toxin-producing bacteria. Unfortunately, most dentists and endontists have no clue
as to what is going on in the scientific community related to this key dental issue.
Dentists and other healthcare practitioners who are members of the
International Academy of Oral Medicine &
Preventive Dental Health Association, the American
Academy of Environmental Medicine, or a number of other organizations are well
aware of this significant issue.
More detailed information can be found in Dr. George Meinig's excellent book,
Root Canal Cover-Up. In addition, the follow web pages have some details
(but not nearly as much) about the toxic exposure caused by root canals:
A cavitation is a hole in the bone (because of a pulled tooth) which has not healed
correctly. The tissue in the cavitation such as the ligaments which once held the
tooth become infected. The highly toxic bacteria produced can cause osteonecrosis
(bone death), weaken overall health and contribute to health problems often
without any obvious pain in the jaw area.
For many years the dental community had insisted that cavitations were rare. There is
growing evidence, however, that cavitations from pulled teeth are a widespread problem.
In 1996, the Journal of the Advancement in Medicine published
discusses the issue of silent infections from cavitations. In an
interview reprinted in the
Townsend Letters for Doctors, George Meinig, DDS & Dr. M. LaMarche discuss recent
research showing that approximately 98% of cavitations have osteonecrosis.
Because x-rays cannot detect cavitations in most cases, a device was invented by
Bob Jones which can
reported detect cavitations with a very high degree of accuracy. It is called
the Cavitat. It uses ultrasound to accurately detect the cavitations.
The goal is to make this device available to dentists by the end of March, 1998.
Clearly, the dentists who will first order the Cavitat are those who practice
Holistic (or low-toxicity) Dentistry and who keep up with the current scientific
For root canal problems, there are several possible solutions:
I know that if I already had a root canal, I would either pull the tooth or at minimum
get it redone with biocalcex as a preventive safety measure. If I had a chronic
illness (e.g., arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, etc.), I would definately consider
have the root canals cleaned up.
- Dr. Robert Nara's Solution
- The second solution that is common amongst persons trying to regain their
health is to have the tooth pulled.
- Biocalcex -- Biocalcex
is said to fully steralize the canals.
- Tooth/Dentin Restoration
-- Possible commercially available solution in the near future.
For dentists experienced working with and diagnosing issues related to
cavitations and root canal problems, please see the "DentalHelp" practitioner