Root Canal Treatment FAQ
Root Canal; the best thing since sliced bread or a burden for your immune system? What to expect from a root treatment and possible consequences.
What is a Root Canal?
A Root Canal Treatment is a dental treatment to avoid extracting a tooth.
How is a Root Canal Treatment done?
The pulp (nerve, blood vessels, lymph vessels) is removed leaving back a dead tooth.
What materials are used to fill the root?
The most common method of root canal treatment is to put a paste inside the canal and place a point of gutta-percha into the canal. The paste sets and the canal is sealed – that´s the theory.
What ingredients do these pastes have?
One of the commonly used pastes is AH26 which contains formaldehyde, ammonia, silver.
Does a Root Canal treatment remove all bacteria from the tooth?
Bacteria from the main Channel are removed BUT, Bacteria hide in the microscopic small side tubules.
How many of these small channels does a tooth have?
A tooth has up to three (some say even more) miles of these small channels.
What happens inside these tiny channels?
Inside these channels, the tissue rots away and becomes infected.
Can antibiotics not get rid of these infections?
No, no antibiotic or chemical can reach these bacteria.
Can the immune system not reach these hidden areas?
No, there is no blood supply, so the immune system cannot reach this area and the bacteria thrive unhindered.
Are Root Canal teeth toxic?
- The bacteria produce waste.
- This waste consists of toxins.
What happens with these toxins?
These toxins enter the bone and blood stream and can end up anywhere in your body.
How can you test root treated teeth for toxicity?
- The toxins from a root-filled tooth can be measured using a OROTOX-Test
- Fluid is collected from around the neck of the tooth and analysed.
- The complexity of the proteins is in proportion to their toxicity.
Why leave a piece of dead and rotting tissue in the body?
If your toe would die your GP would tell you have a gangrene and recommend to have the toe cut off. He would certainly not recommend to leave it. Because he knows this will within a short period of time poison the body.
When is a Root Canal Treatment ok?
As an emergency treatment to reduce pain. If you are healthy person and understand the risks involved with a root canal treated tooth.
What are the alternatives to Root Canal?
The alternative to Root canal Treatment is to take antibiotics and hope for the best or have the tooth extracted.
What did Dr Weston Price’s experiments show?
- Price implanted root canal treated teeth from chronically ill patients under the skin of rabbits. Within days the rabbits developed the exact same chronic disease.
- If he implanted healthy teeth from these patients the rabbits would stay healthy.
Can Root Canal treated teeth affect other parts of the body?
What is important when a Root Canal tooth is extracted?
Like with every extraction, the periodontal ligament must be removed and the socket cleaned and scraped out thoroughly. Best practice is to also rinse with Ozone gas to kill remaining bacteria in the socket and place PRF.
Can Ozone sterilize the dead tooth?
Unfortunately, no treatment is capable of sterilizing a tooth.
What to do if a Root Canal gets infected?
Mainstream opinion is to re-root treat the tooth and take antibiotics or perform an apicoectomy (remove the top part of the root). The alternative is extraction.
Can x-rays detect if a Root Canal tooth has a problem?
A lot of the times x-rays can show if there is a problem. Sometimes it is necessary to do more tests like the OROTOX or a CaviTAU scan.