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Why You Should Avoid A Root Canal

Updated on March 29, 2015
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At age 16 I was a volunteer at a hospital bacteriology lab. I became a chemist for U.S. government. Then I studied health & related fields.

Diagram of Root Canal

Root canal
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Root Canal.
Root Canal. | Source

Do Root Canals Cause Cancer

This was written October 31, 2013. According to this article: This Was Done to Almost ALL Terminal Cancer Patients Earlier in Their Lives:

The German physician Dr. Josef Issels, mentioned in the intro, found that 97% of his terminal cancer patients had root canals.

Incidentally, NO cancer cure can kill the microbes inside a root canal. That may explain the reason some people effectively treat cancer with alternative treatments, then later regress and die anyway.

The cancer connection has been studied by Dr. Robert Jones. He found an extremely high correlation between root canals and breast cancer.2 His five-year study of 300 breast cancer cases showed:

  • 93% of women with breast cancer had root canals

The root canal creates a dead tooth in your mouth that breeds bacteria. Now maybe this bacteria has nothing to do with cancer. But the same immune system that fights off bacteria also prevents and cures cancer. According to a survey, 26% of people have had a root canal. 92% of Americans ages 20 to 64 have had a cavity.

So the more things that the immune system has to do, the more its energy is divided. For example studies show that people who floss their teeth have a lower chance of heart attacks. They do not know why but this is what the study shows. All the different systems and organs of the body are all interrelated.

Can people catch cancer? Wikipedia has a section called Infectious Causes of Cancer. It says:

Worldwide approximately 18% of cancers are related to infectious diseases.[1] This proportion varies in different regions of the world from high of 25% in Africa to less than 10% in the developed world.[1] Viruses are usual infectious agents that cause cancer but bacteria and parasites may also have an effect.

For full conventional information on root canals see this webpage on it: Dental Health and Root Canals. Here is a saying about health that determines how long that you will live. "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." So someone can be in great health but die because of one little problem.

Dr. Weston Price was a dentist who researched root canals. According to this article: 97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure...: by Dr. Joseph Mercola (D.O.):

Around the year 1900, Price had been treating persistent root canal infections and became suspicious that root-canaled teeth always remained infected, in spite of treatments. Then one day, he recommended to a woman, wheelchair bound for six years, to have her root canal tooth extracted, even though it appeared to be fine.

She agreed, so he extracted her tooth and then implanted it under the skin of a rabbit. The rabbit amazingly developed the same crippling arthritis as the woman and died from the infection 10 days later. But the woman, now free of the toxic tooth, immediately recovered from her arthritis and could now walk without even the assistance of a cane.

He then went on to show that many chronic degenerative diseases originate from root-filled teeth—the most frequent being heart and circulatory diseases.

Now here is something that is not mentioned in a lot of these articles. One website mentioned that this is not in Dr. Weston's book but it is on his website WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation). Dr. Price performed a root canal on his own son and at that time there were no antibiotics. His son died from it (it got infected).

The way that he could have saved his son's life was to get him to fast. For more information on fasting see The Many Benefits of Fasting. When you do not eat, the body starts consuming itself. But it is selective. It likes to consume the parts that are diseased or sick first. Also since there is no energy going into digestion, the immune function becomes much stronger. Also vitamin D from sunlight would have helped his immune system.

Once I had an infected tooth and I started taking Penicillin that the dentist prescribed before he could treat it. So that helped. Then I saw the dentist and he performed a root canal. It got infected after the root canal which sometimes happens (see website above). So I started taking the Penicillin and it did not work and my face was swollen.

So the dentist prescribed a much more powerful antibiotic and it was working but causing me severe headaches. Now the dentist had told me that the infection could go up into my brain and kill me like it did with Dr. Price's son. So I called a chiropractor that was an expert on fasting and natural healing, Dr Bernarr Zovluck.

He has been eating a raw vegan diet for 61 years (he is about 84 years old now). When I talked to him, he was in his late 60s and was mentally very sharp, quick thinking and had a strong vitality. He told me to stop eating and fast. I had already stopped taking the medication (antibiotic). I asked about how long it will take and he said "a few days." See 11 Health Benefits of a Raw Food Diet.

So I started fasting and I mailed a letter to my dentist saying that I had stopped taking the medication against his instructions so that if I die, it would not be because of him at all. A few days later the infection was gone. Dr. Zovluck did say that if I had started fasting when it first got infected there was a possibility that I could have saved it and not needed a root canal. Many years later it got infected and was removed.

I already knew before calling him that I should fast but I did not have the certainty that he had from helping so many people. He was totally certain that the fasting would work. Also I consider myself to be very quick thinking and I am much younger than he is, but he was more quick thinking than I am. It cost $100 to talk to him for an hour but it was well worth it.

Dr. George E. Meinig, D.D.S, FACD became a dentist in 1939. He became one of the founding members of the American Association of Endodontists (root canal specialists). He practiced root canal therapy and taught the subject at dental association sessions around the Middle West before most dentists were doing it.

During the 1990s, he spent 18 months reading Dr. Price's research. In June of 1993, he published the book Root Canal Cover-Up, which continues to be the most comprehensive reference on this topic today. See below for more on this book. says about this book:

Bacteria trapped inside the structure of teeth migrate throughout the body. They may infect any organ, gland, or tissue and can damage the heart, kidneys, joints, eyes, brain, and endanger pregnant women. Learn how these infections were discovered by Weston A. Price, DDS in a 25 year Root Canal Research Program which was carried out under the auspices of the American Dental Association, and were subsequently covered-up.

When you hear one story it does not mean much. It is known as anecdotal evidence. But the following story presents lots of details to be considered. It is called Linda’s Survivor Story: Root Canals and Cancer. It says:

My name is Linda, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in June of 2010 at age 47.

I had surgery and unfortunately I did chemo. A few months into chemo I started reading books and changed a lot of things. I finished all but one treatment – I did stop early though because of the things I had learned while reading and researching.

The last tooth that I had a root canal on was tooth #21, and it had never settled down.... When that tooth came out, there was a big blob of infection hanging on the root, and he had to work to dig all of the infection out of the bone. All teeth are on a meridian that corresponds with an organ or part of the body. Tooth #21, corresponds to the ovary (I had ovarian cancer).

Been cancer free for 2 years.

Why You Should Never Get A Root Canal - Dr. Bruce Shelton (M.D.)

Why You Should Never Get A Root Canal - Dr. Gerald Smith (D.M.D.)

Root Canal Cover Up


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      C E Clark 

      2 years ago from North Texas

      I've had several root canals, and one of them made me really sick. I was throwing up and the pain was excruciating for several days. Glad I read this article of yours. Something to think about.

    • Chuck Bluestein profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Bluestein 

      5 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      Dentists have a business and the purpose of a business is to make money. Root canals are very profitable.

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      5 years ago

      According to the survey the cases of Cancer and Eye Infection after the Root canal Treatment has increased rapidly, Root canal treatment is one of the most recommended Dental Procedure but care should be taken so that it could not make you sick. For more information, please refer


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