Anyone who starts to read this article is sure to wonder what in the world ever motivated a successful dentist and endodontist such as I to state that Root Canal Treated Teeth have side effects which cause many disorders.
How could a successful dentist, who was honored at the May 1993 five day 50th anniversary meeting of the American Association of Endodontists(root canal therapists) for being one of the nineteen founding members of the organization, ever come to publish a book of this critical nature?
Some dentist argue that the bacteria die off because the root canal filling blocks off their source of nutritions. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In fact, the bacteria are capable of mutating and changing their form. Dr. Price, DDS, FACD, found that thee challenge of changed environment actually caused the organisms to become virile and their toxins much more toxic. It will interest you to know that this discovery of Dr. Price's was confirmed in recent times by a German oncologist named Dr. Josef Issel. He was able to identify these toxins and found them to be closely related to the same chemicals used by the Germans in World War I to make mustard gas. The bacteria which contribute to most of today's disease no longer can be killed by antibiotics because the same poly-morphic ability of bacteria to mutate, change and adjust that happens in root canals is happening to these organisms in response to antibiotics. These bacteria are involved in most illnesses. Millions of people are ill, suffering from degenerative diseases for which the medical profession is at a loss regarding cause and treatment; the degenerative disease problem continues to bankrupt our people and country. These two extremely alarming issues, and the light root-canal research sheds upon them, persuaded me to blow the whistle and alert the public to Price's substantial findings, which could help them so tremendously.
Dr. Price made bacteriologic examinations of these different dental infection areas. To his surprise, he found, for the most part that no matter how large an involved area or how much pus was flowing, comparatively few bacteria were present. He interpreted this to mean the body's white blood cells and other defense mechanisms had good control of the infection process present.
Furthermore, in such cases he found patients to be in relatively good overall health and that they did not exhibit the expected signs and symptoms of systemic illness.
Dr. Price reasoned that the large area of bone destruction and pus about these infected areas were not a measure of the severity of the infection, as so commonly believed, but were in actuality expressing the goodness of the involved patient's immune defense capability.
Copyright 2006 SSLI Health Group
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Dr. George Meinig, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. is a Founder of the Association of Root Canal Specialists Discovers Evidence That Root Canals Damage Your Health Learn What to Do. Learn how Dr. George Meinig discovered that a meticulous 25 year research program, conducted by Weston A. Price, DDS, under the auspices of the American Dental Association's Research Institute, was buried by disbelievers of the focal infection theory. Along the way, Dr. Meinig has received many recognition citatons and awards, both Nationally and internationally.
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Edited and prepared by Sung Lee, alternate author