These days I have noticed that many people are in a state of fragility. The atmosphere on earth with the planet’s atmosphere changing rapidly, the political scene a turbulent mess and human health on the decline- with less people truly thriving. There are so many toxic agents in our sphere, affecting us in on all levels: mental, emotional and physical. This will be my last blog related to toxicity and health.
We need to tune to our Eternal Nature more than ever.
That said, a few people have asked about root canals, which I mentioned in my last blog. So here is a summation that can light a fire for more research, if one sees fit.
I was waiting in my holistic dentist’s office about a decade ago and saw the book, Root Canal Cover-Up, which I had skimmed in the 1990’s. During my 30-minute wait, I began to read it voraciously. It was all coming back, this unknown version of the Easter Bunny story. In my earlier skim, I didn’t absorb it fully, as is often the case when disturbing authentic information initially arrives. The truth spread out before my eyes.
According to this book, a team of prestigious dentists, doctors, and scientists was working on an ADA-funded project in the 1920s led by the most renowned dentist of the time, Weston Price, D.D.S. This group found something the ADA did not want them to find. Dr. Price had grown weary from repairing faulty root canals and tired from seeing debilitated, sick, and seriously ill patients with all kinds of chronic diseases marching into his office. Then Dr. Price had an idea: There must be a reason why all these root canals are going bad. So he did something scientifically acceptable, yet lamentable—he mutilated a few bunnies for humankind.
In his study, he extracted the root canal of an old woman with serious arthritis and she became well. The newly extracted tooth was then embedded under the skin of a rabbit, and the rabbit got the same kind of arthritis. The experiment was repeated over and over, and each time the rabbit got a similar or nearly identical condition to that of the human, but because of the rabbit’s immune system and size, it died soon after.
Cancer in human, cancer in rabbit. MS in human, MS in rabbit.
Tooth comes out, person gets better; tooth goes in, rabbit dies.
It was an amazing and ironclad scientific discovery, but it was squashed by the ADA and the systemic machine it was married to, at least until 1993, when Root Canal Cover-Up came out. By that point, the conditioning of root canal safety had dug deep into the psyche of the masses.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has become badly decayed or infected. During a root canal, the nerve and pulp are removed and the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Sealing the main canal or canals, depending on which tooth, does not assure that the thousands of tubules, or small canals, that branch off each tooth are not affected. Dead and rotting nerves and anaerobic (antibiotic-resistant) bacteria feed off the dead tissue, creating toxic waste, which then enters the systemic circulation of the body.
This definitive research from Dr. Price would have stopped all further root canals and ended this particular oral-transmission route of disease. Fast forward. Root canals are still being done at the rate of 40,000 per day in the United States. Despite warnings, the save-the-tooth myth continues.
One other lesser known detrimental element related to oral health is called cavitation.
Cavitation surgery is needed when a tooth’s nerve tissue is destroyed and bacteria grows anaerobically (without oxygen, which makes it mostly untreatable through antibiotic medications) inside the pulp chamber. The bacteria and decaying matter can cause infections or abscesses, which can spread systemically through the body. Cavitations are essentially insidious, slow-growing, gangrenous tissues in the jaw that happen after improper tooth extraction.
According to Mark Breiner, a holistic dentist, “A cavitation is a hole in the bone, usually where a tooth has been removed and the bone has not filled in properly. The reason that the extraction of a tooth can result in a cavitation is because usually the periodontal membrane that surrounds the tooth is not removed during the procedure. Even though dentists are taught to remove this ligament, they often do not or it is removed incompletely. This happens most often during the extraction of the so-called wisdom teeth. Although the bone will re-grow in the area left open by the extracted tooth, it often will be incomplete with holes and spongy tissue instead of solid healthy bone tissue. This creates a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, and other toxins.”
A final note on the root canal:
Dr. Rau, who runs the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, found that of the last 150 breast cancer patients treated in his clinic, 147 of them (98 percent) had one or more root canal teeth on the same meridian (each tooth is tied to an acupuncture meridian) as the original breast cancer tumor.