Root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment involves removing the nerve tissue (called pulp) located in the center of the tooth and its root or roots (called the root canal). Treatment involves creating an opening through the biting surface of the tooth to expose the remnants of the pulp, which then are removed. Medications may be used to sterilize the interior of the tooth to prevent further infection. Root canal treatment may relieve symptoms such as pain and discomfort.
Each empty root canal that can be located is filled often with natural rubber. Occasionally, a post is also inserted into the canal to help restore the tooth. The opening in the tooth is closed with a temporary filling. At a later appointment, a crown may be placed. It is a separate dental procedure not included in this discussion.
Twisted, curved, accessory, or blocked canals may prevent removal of all inflamed or infected pulp. Since leaving any pulp in the root canal may cause your symptoms to continue or worsen, this might require an additional procedure called an apicoectomy. Through a small opening cut in the gums and surrounding bone, any infected tissue is removed and the root canal is sealed. An apicoectomy may also be required if your symptoms continue and the tooth does not heal.
Once the root canal treatment is completed, it is essential to return promptly to begin the next step in treatment. Because a temporary seal is designed to last only a short time, failing to return as directed to have the tooth sealed permanently with a crown or filling can lead to other problems such as deterioration of the seal, resulting in decay, infection, gum disease, fracture, and the possible premature loss of the tooth.
|A root canal treated tooth after 5 years: dead
Often the filler substance put into the drilled canal protrudes at the end, which often provokes a permanent irritation in the jaw bone and surrounding gums.
Very often a toxin emitting tooth puts a large tax on the immune system, provoking chronic diseases of which the origin is not easily found.
If one is lucky enough to have the showing tooth break, the toxins will have the opportunity to come out of the body. A root canal is a temporary fix, eventually leading to extraction and a partial bridge if need be.
So, if a tooth needs root canal work, have it pulled and explore your options. That will eliminate needless toxins in your body.
Yeah, yeah, if the tooth can be saved for a while, why not? Do you really want toxic poison circulating throughout your body until you eventually go through the extraction process?
A tooth has multiple layers, the first is the enamel, the second layer is the dentin and the inner core is the pulp. Tiny fibers come out of the tooth and intertwine with fibers coming out of the bone, and they unite to form the periodontal ligament. This ligament is also an incubator for billions of bacteria to multiply. The dentin layer is not solid, but is actually comprised of tiny dentinal tubules, that if stretched would be approximately three miles long, per tooth. This is another excellent place for bacteria to hide and develop.
In fact when Weston Price did his research, this is exactly where he found anaerobic bacteria in the thousands of teeth he tested. Since it is impossible to sterilize these accessory canals, it becomes a haven for bacteria to grow and develop. As bacteria multiply and create infection, it will oftentimes extend down into the jawbone where it creates cavitations - areas of necrotic tissue in the jawbone itself.
It's shocking to know that as far back as 1908 Dr. Price and the Mayo Clinic found that bacteria and the toxins from root canals could enter the bloodstream and thus travel to any point in the body and create disease to that particular tissue or organ. (1, 2). Price went on to discover that numerous degenerative diseases have their origin in root canal procedures, the most frequent are circulatory and heart disease. Although his research was buried and hidden from the public in the 1920s, Dr. George Meinig would discover his work 70 years later and bring it to the forefront through his book, Root Canal Cover Up.
According to Dr. George Meinig, (one of the founders of the American Association of Endodontists) and author of Root Canal Cover Up, a high percentage of chronic illness can originate from root canals, the most frequent being circulatory and heart disease. The next common diseases include those affecting the joints, such as arthritis and rheumatism; this is followed by diseases that affect the brain and nervous system such as ALS and MS.
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