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.

A Root Canal Treatment is a dental treatment to avoid extracting a tooth.

The pulp (nerve, blood vessels, lymph vessels) is removed leaving back a dead tooth.

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.

One of the commonly used pastes is AH26 which contains formaldehyde, ammonia, silver.

Bacteria from the main Channel are removed BUT, Bacteria hide in the microscopic small side tubules.

A tooth has up to three (some say even more) miles of these small channels.

Inside these channels, the tissue rots away and becomes infected.

No, no antibiotic or chemical can reach these bacteria.

No, there is no blood supply, so the immune system cannot reach this area and the bacteria thrive unhindered.

  • The bacteria produce waste.
  • This waste consists of toxins.

These toxins enter the bone and blood stream and can end up anywhere in your body.

  • 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.

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.

As an emergency treatment to reduce pain. If you are healthy person and understand the risks involved with a root canal treated tooth.

The alternative to Root canal Treatment is to take antibiotics and hope for the best or have the tooth extracted.

  • 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.


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.

Unfortunately, no treatment is capable of sterilizing a tooth.

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.

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.