My previous post on brushing teeth reminded me of my wife’s root canal treatment. If you have never heard of root canal, it’s a dental treatment for preserving decayed tooth.
Usually, dentist will do dental filling for your slightly decayed tooth. And if your tooth is seriously decayed, dentist will take it out. And you will have one tooth less.
But with root canal, you have an additional option to keep your tooth. Dentist will drill a hole on top of your decayed tooth, extract out all tooth nerves, fill it up and cover it up with dental crown.
This results in a lifeless tooth. You cannot sense any pain on this particular tooth because the nerves are taken out. But you still can chew food with it.
Sounds good isn’t it?
It may sound good but many researches and patient experiences showed various health problems resulting from root canal treatment. This is mainly caused by porous space left over by the extracted nerves and blood vessels. And various bacteria can live in that space.
Unfortunately, your body immunity cells cannot reach there since blood vessels are no longer available. So the bacteria can live there happily ever after…
The rest is elementary. Bacteria produces toxins. And toxins flows to your other body parts causing all sorts of health problems. This is what I understand about root canal treatment. You always find more information through the internet.
My wife root canal
When I found out the danger of root canal last year, my wife already had one in her mouth for 5 years. After a few months, we finally decided to take it out. So we went to see my dentist friend in Singapore.
The moment dentist pull out her root canal tooth, a strong foul smell came out from her mouth. I could still smell it coming out from her mouth after 2 hours. This could only mean one thing – serious inflammation.
This is her extracted tooth photo.
Before and after
Before taking out her root canal tooth, my wife had some problem with her balancing once a while. When she was walking straight, she would suddenly move to the side and hit the wall. And she had no idea how it happened.
But now, she realized her balancing problem had disappeared. It was a subtle change though. She said she experienced another improvement but forgot about it. I’ll update it when she recalls it.
What should you do?
Here is my sincere advice for you. If you’re thinking of doing root canal treatment, don’t do it. And if you have root canal tooth in your mouth, it depends on your personal choice. If I have one in my mouth, I’ll definitely take it out even though I don’t have any health problem.
If you have root canal tooth and you’re currently experiencing some incurable health problems, you can take your chance and remove the tooth. There is a high probability that your problem is caused by the tooth. Even if the tooth is not the culprit, it’s still better to remove it sooner or later. Keeping a dead tooth in your mouth is not a wise choice.
Asking the dentist
And if you happen to ask your dentist about this matter, be prepare to hear them defending root canal usage with their facts and case studies.
However, you must understand that most dentist and doctor learn about what is good and what is bad from the university. And university get its standard from your government. And your government get its standard from other bigger government. And those bigger government decision may be influenced by… you guess it.
There is a thick book with various case studies proving root canal treatment side effects. If you cannot find it, you can request it from me. I happen to know one holistic doctor specializing in this area.
Finally, it all boils down to one question: Do you want good looking teeth with root canal or do you want a healthy body without root canal?