Many chronic diseases, perhaps most, are a result of root canal surgery. Approximately 20,000,000 root canal operations are performed annually in the United States. Nearly every dentist is oblivious to the serious health risks this operation produces. Brilliant dentist, Dr. Weston A. Price, did monumental research about dental conditions. His work took him around the world where he studied the teeth, diets and bones of native populations living without the benefit of “modern food.” He learned that primitive tribes had perfect teeth without cavities or gum disease and had no bone diseases. As soon as these native tribes adopted the food of the western “advanced” nations their teeth became deformed, full of cavities, gingivitis started, diabetes appeared and they developed bone diseases. Foods that appeared particularly troubling included processed white sugar, fluoride, synthetic vegetable fats (transfats) and all processed nutritionally lacking foods. It was obvious to him that human degenerative diseases were fundamentally a nutritional problem.
The technical medical names for a wide number of circulaltory ill health problems which can occur as side effects to root canal therapy are endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis, heart block, aortitis, angina pectoris, phlebitis, lymphopenia, hyper and hypotension, anemia, leukopenia, leukocystosis, lymphopenia, lymphocytosis, bacteremia and glycemia.
There is a tendency to regard diseases which can arise from dental infections as being relatively few in number and variation. The proceeding list of circulatory disease Dr. Price found could result from a dental infection helps us see the enomity of the problem.
High-tech dental lasers used mainly to prepare cavities for restoration now can help eliminate bacteria in root canals, according to research published in the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).
The study, conducted by researchers in Austria, credits the development of miniaturized, flexible fiber tips for allowing the laser to be used in endodontic (root canal) treatment.
The team found that the laser reduced the amount of E. coli at the lower power setting and reduced it to below the detection level at the higher setting. It also was effective in eliminating E. faecalis.
Researchers found, too, that the laser removed the smear layer and debris from the root canal walls and that the temperature rise during irradiation was within safe borders.
Dr. Stevens and colleagues examined the efficiency of this new laser tip in disinfecting root canal dentin walls infected with E. faecalis. They found that it significantly reduced the amount of E. faecalis in contaminated root canals.