In a perfect world, there would be no disease and sickness. Things wouldn’t decay. Unfortunately, we are not in a perfect world and therefore we need to educate ourselves on how to stay healthy.
Root canals would be fine if we were in a perfect world. But then again, we wouldn’t need them because we wouldn’t have sickness. Our teeth and gums would be healthy. Since we are not in a perfect world, tooth decay happens and at times we can develop and abscessed tooth. According to my extremely knowledgeable biological dentist, Natalie Horn D.D. S., “An abscessed tooth is infection draining into the blood stream and affecting the heart”. Depending on the tooth’s location, it also affects the organs or body parts that it is connected to. See above the Dental Maridian Chart.
There is so much evidence and proof out there that root canals are not as safe as once thought. With the rise in these “Super Bugs” that don’t respond to antibiotics or western medicine, it makes total since to be pro-active with your health and not have a root canal done if your tooth goes bad. It is far healthier for you to have it pulled by a biological dentist who knows how to safely clean out the infection in the socket of the tooth and the surrounding jaw bone.
Root canals are the only medical procedure where they leave a dead body part in you. No matter what you may hear, there is no way for a doctor to guarantee you that it is 100% safe, especially in light of Lyme disease and their c0-infections. At any moment, everyone of us can get bit by a tick, or any thing that bites, carrying these “Super Bugs”! It only takes minutes for the infection to enter your blood stream. The new infection is hard enough on our immune system and are made worst when we have a place where these “Super Bugs” can hide and breed. Unfortunately, these dead teeth are the perfect host for infection to grow and spread. Taking an antibiotic or using herbs that heal, will not get in or penetrate this area. You will continue to stay sick as long as you have a place to harvest this infection, hence why you need to have your root canal surgically removed.
This was part of my journey, having all 4 of my infected root canals removed. I went thru 2 dentist and 1 endodontist, before I found Dr. Natalie Horn. The other dentist and endodontist said I needed to redo all of my root canals, except one that was severely abscessed into my jaw bone. That one, they said, needed to be surgically removed and prepped for an implant. What these doctors don’t understand, is that Lyme and their co-infections will continue to thrive in these dead spaces regardless of what they do. The infection was so severe in my abscessed area, that I lost a lot of bone, which made it risky for an implant.
Knowledge is Power! My semi-retired holistic doctor, Rich Easterling begged me NOT to have any root canals done 18 years ago! He tried to explain to me why, but I didn’t grasp the information and when I questioned my dentist and endodonist, they laughed and informed me they were safe. By the way, it was after a routine dental cleaning I had done at the end of February 2013, is when I became deathly ill! Apparently, my crown on my root canal tooth needed replaced. The dentist fitted me for a new one and put a temporary crown on. Within a day or two, I mysteriously fell ill. I didn’t know at the time, nor any of my doctors, that it was because of the infection leaking into my body from the dead tooth.
Thankfully, I hired a team of top holistic doctors to heal from the damaged caused by the infections. I highly recommend oxygen therapies and Therazyme TRMA, to heal your bone infections, or any infection under the sun. Of course this is only part of the solution. You need supplements for your body, chiropractic care, a ketogenic diet, daily exercise, a positive mind set, just to name a few.
Here is some information from Dr. Horn on alternatives to root canals:
“One question that is frequently asked with discussion of a crown is: Do I need a root canal before it? Due to insult to the tooth (whether repetitive cavities, fillings or initial fracture) it is believed that the irritation can cause a nerve to be irritated enough to fail. Research has changed the early belief of RCT (root canal) prior to every crown, to only as needed. Technology has allowed instruments to go through crowns and the ability to look into canals with high powered microscopes and find all canals. Thus, due to the expense and refined technology of this profession our office does refer to a very highly qualified team of endodontist’s. With that being said, comes the controversy of to have a root canal or not? At this time in technology the controversy has been raised on the latest finding of an auto immune response with materials used in RCT’s along with lingering bacteria that is unable to be removed from the structure of the tooth.
The conversation that comes up is bearing on a much bigger picture. What options are available if the abscessed tooth is removed?
Depending on the patients view and values, a root canal can achieve an immediated need to save a tooth. Most teeth must be replaced to establish stability of the remaining teeth and bite. Options if tooth is removed:
- Removal partial-
- a. Pros- cost effective
- b. Cons- Food can get under it during eating. Clasps on adjacent teeth can trap food and increase caries (cavity) risk
- a. Pros- Cost effective
- b. Cons- Adjacent teeth must be prepared as a crown- Unable to floss like regular teeth. Need to thread under bridge thus increased risk of recurrent cavities under bridge pontic region.
- a. Pros-Unable to get cavity, Easy to floss and longevity
- b. Cons- amount of time for final crown- approx 6 months- Expense and Need for additional bone graph
Let’s not forget about the dangers of mercury fillings! “Super Bugs” thrive on it. It is extremely important to have your silver/mercury fillings removed by a biological dentist!
Food for thought: Mercury fillings in our mouths are toxic before they go into our mouths and than after they are taken out, but we are being brainwashed into believing that they aren’t toxic while they are in our mouths? Something to think about!
Here is some information from Dr. Horn on how they remove mercury fillings:
“Cavity removal with filling replacement can be accomplished with multiple choices. Our practice no longer gives the option of Amalgams (silver fillings) due to the high controversy of the mercury component. With removal of amalgams we take all precautions to minimize contamination.
- Oxygen placement
- Rubber dam
- Heavy water and evacuation
- Minimal to no tough of the amalgam filling (outlined) upon removal.
- Resin composite (white)
- Inlays or onlays (porcelain)
- Crown material optional depending on personal choice.
- a. Porcelain
- b. Porcelain fused to high noble metal (stabile)
- c. Gold-anti-cavity properties
For more information go to http://www.nataliehorndds.com
Happy Healthy Healing!