Root canals are proving to be the source of many health problems, but one hears little about it from dentists, rather from practitioners in the alternate and complementary health field. It is indeed true that here in America dentists are in great danger of having their licenses revoked by the dental board in their state for suggesting that root-canalled teeth be pulled, or for even suggesting that mercury fillings be replaced. But, a vast amount of research has recently come to light that brings up questions about the safety of the root canal procedure.
Dr. Weston Price, director of research at the American Dental Association for 14 years, published many articles with regard to his 25 years of research into the dangers of root canals. Although these articles were published back in the 1920s, his work has been compiled and published again by one of the founding member of the American Association of Endodontists, Dr. George Meinig. This excellent book is entitled Root Canal Cover-Up. The research shows how bacteria become trapped in the tubules of the root-canalled tooth. The tooth is dead, its nerve removed, and this lifeless area can put up no immune response to eradicate the problem. Even antibiotics cannot reach into these tubules, which become a source of infection for the entire body. Dr. Price’s research clearly shows that systemic illnesses can occur following root canal procedures. One can also find a connection between more specific, localized pain, and a problem root-canalled tooth. It is helpful to utilize the standard teeth-to-organ chart, which shows the connection between specific teeth and a corresponding organ, according to acupuncture meridians. For example, a recent patient of mine gained a dramatic improvement in shoulder and arm pain and stiffness when she had a root-canalled premolar pulled. The effect was instant, she recalled. Five hours after the extraction she noticed all the pain had disappeared. It is useful to bear this in mind with CFS patients who have so many muscle and joint pains.
Voll testing can also detect a root canal problem in the teeth, and one can use the German Staufen nosodes to ascertain bacterial focus. These are Ostitis, Pulpitis, Root Canal TX, Pulpitis (chronic), Ostitis (exudative), Ostitis of the jaw, and Corynebacterium Anaerobe. These are best used diagnostically to determine a problem tooth, as treatment with these nosodes is only of temporary benefit to the patient. The removal of the root-canalled tooth is, unfortunately, the only solution, and it is hard to know how involved the tooth may be in the course of the patient’s illness.
However, many patients decide to have a questionable tooth removed, as the level of their suffering demands. It seems worth the gamble, to try to regain their health. In my practice I certainly worked on many other areas of problems for the person, and try many remedies before suggesting they think about tooth extraction. It is a hard decision, especially when one considers the stance our orthodox dental profession takes with regard to root canals. It, in public at least, loudly voices its confidence in the root canal procedure, and scoffs at any questions that the alternate community, and even the reputable Dr. Meinig, has raised.
This is an excerpt from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a guide to the homeopathic treatment of CFS/M.E. by Diane Solomon DHM DipI.O.N
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