Root Canals…

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Root Canals
A root canal is often recommended to a patient that has been having a minor problem with a tooth, slight pain or discomfort but then again it could be that you have had a fall and knocked the tooth so that it’s moving in the socket.
You experience this problem and see the dentist as your savior, someone that is going to relieve the pain and make it comfortable for you to eat again, what a nice person.
Well I suppose this paragraph is going to upset a lot of people, patients and dentists alike. A root canal is a bad thing, in fact it’s the worst thing a woman can have, it’s bad for men but the absolute worst thing a woman can have.
I’ll explain that in more depth a little later but now I’ll tell you why the dentist is recommending the root canal. You think it’s because it’s best for you, well no it’s not. but it is the best thing for the dentist.
Firstly it’s a very lucrative business, it probably takes the dentist an hour, and I’m being generous here, so an hour’s work relates to $1,000 to $1,500, good pay for an hour’s work.
Secondly the ADA had a requirement for dentists to place 40 million root canals each year, well that’s what it was at the end of 2007. In their infinite wisdom they changed that in 2008 to 60 million by 2012.
So American dentists have a quota to fill, yes they have so many to do each month, in fact the staff are encouraged to promote root canals to patients.
I remember in 2008 I was talking to a woman that had called in for information; she told me that she had recently moved to a new state. She called a dentist in the town she had moved to, the receptionist asked why she was calling and was told why she needed to see a dentist. “A slight pain in my front tooth”, the receptionist replied with “sounds like you need a root canal”. Now this is the recommendation from a receptionist on the end of a phone line not a dentist looking into her mouth.
Fortunately the woman did not use the dentist and called me for the name of a Huggins trained dentist.
Now to the point I made earlier and why a root canal is the worst thing for a woman, Dr Huggins did extensive research over many decades and part of that was specifically on root canals.
He found that a very large percentage of women that died of breast cancer also had a root canal; I believe it was more than 90%. Now that’s not a coincidence, if it had been 15 %or 20% then I suppose it could be written off as a coincidence but in excess of 90% then no, it’s just too much.
I’ll clarify what I mean here, this doesn’t mean that if you’re a woman and you have a root canal you’ll get breast cancer; it means you have a greater chance of getting breast cancer if you have a root canal.
Similarly just because you smoke it doesn’t mean you’ll get lung cancer however there is a far greater chance of getting lung cancer if you smoke than if you don’t.
So is there an alternative to root canals?, yes to get the same long term effects of course there is an alternative, try taking small doses of strychnine on a daily basis. Sorry for my flippancy, but the strychnine will devastate your body, slowly which is similar to what happens with root canals?
When the dentist does the root canal, he or she drills through the enamel and cleans out the dentin tubules of which there are more than 3 miles of these microscopic tubes. Then removes the pulp chamber, so the tooth is now dead, it’s then filled with a wax called Gutta Percha which is heated. The tooth is sealed, now anything that is warm will cool over time. When the Gutta Percha cools, it shrinks causing little voids in the tooth, there are bacteria which were aerobic bacteria which require oxygen, but they mutate
into anaerobic bacteria that can thrive in the absence of oxygen. Some of those bacteria are more toxic than botulism or tetanus.
When the tooth is dead it creates other problems, the bacteria accumulating in the tooth is bad enough, however it gets worse, blood normally flows to the tooth to help move the nutrients to the living tooth. But it’s dead so the blood doesn’t provide the necessary nutrition anymore. The tooth attaches to the bone via something called a periodontal ligament, when the tooth originally grew in your mouth this ligament was formed. Six different types of strands form the ligament, there are thousands of them forming a shock absorber between the tooth and the bone. Three types grow down from the tooth and three types grow up from the bone intermeshing to form this hammock if you will.
So because it’s dead there are anaerobic bacteria in the tooth and around the tooth in the periodontal ligament, so it’s no wonder a large percentage of root canals are re done and often several times.
There is no such thing as a sterile root canal… it is very misleading when you are told it’s a successful root canal. What is really meant is that it’s an unsuccessful root canal, yes it’s solid and it’s not giving you pain at the moment but it is causing other problems it’s just that you aren’t aware of them yet.
When something is in your body that your body doesn’t like, you experience problems, your immune system lets you know by way of a symptom. It’s your body’s way of telling you something isn’t right. Something shouldn’t be there, it’s not natural and your body is trying to eliminate it. What do you do, you see a doctor or dentist and they give you a drug which mask’s the symptom. Keeping this as simple and understandable as possible, there are little switches in your body that say…PAIN… the drug turns that switch off. The problem is still there but you have been told to adopt the ostrich attitude and bury your head in the sand.
As I mentioned earlier, a root canal is in the best interest of the dentist, not you. But you have pain in your mouth and quite often its excruciating pain. Now there might be a genuine case for removing the tooth, I know that doesn’t sound like a good option but it has to be considered if the tooth is dead. However there may be an alternative and one that is very easy to do.
Now I know lots of people are going to read what I say now and just dismiss it without a second thought. Vitamin C is one of the most overlooked and underrated vitamins; I’m not talking about the standard dose recommended by the authority that appears to have no idea of its true value or concern for your health.
Now I’m not saying that this will cure the problem but I am telling you that Vitamin C will help. When you have bacteria in your blood, and there are various ways it might have
got there. You might have had a fall and knocked the tooth loose. You might have eaten some foods that didn’t agree with you or it might have been the fact you’ve been doing something wrong for your body for many years and your immune system has said ”enough”, the sign for this is pain. When bacteria gets into the blood it will manifest itself in a variety of ways, if this is in your mouth then the likelihood is that it will show itself as an abscess. This is just as likely to be a rash on your skin or an ache in a joint.
Firstly I’d make sure you have sodium ascorbate powder (Vit-C), there are numerous places you can get a decent sodium ascorbate from but my recommendations are:
Brunson product, 1 800 610 4848
Huggins Applied Healing, 1 866 948 4638
Either one is good, so this is how it’s used.
¼ teaspoon in 2 oz’s water then put ½ oz of the water into your mouth, lean your head to the side so the water and sodium ascorbate cover the tooth that is infected. Let it bathe in the water for 45 seconds then spit it out, don’t flush it around your mouth just let it sit over the infected tooth. Repeat the process three more times until all the water is gone.
Repeat that process 6 times each day.
Do this for 7 days.
I can just hear some of you saying, “That’s a pain in the butt, I’m not going to do that” well it’s a very easy and cheap alternative to losing the tooth and certainly a lot less traumatic and painful than having a root canal.
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