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Robert Kulacz, DDS shares this in his interview – Medical Alert: Root Canal Procedures – on the Holistic Oral Health Summit, hosted by Jonathan Landsman:
all root-canalled teeth that are infected to begin with will stay infected after the root canal is completed. Period. You cannot sterilize an infected tooth with a root canal….
Certainly, it’s very difficult to say definitively that the patient’s disease process [be it anxiety, depression, insomnia, heart disease, cancer etc.] is caused by a root canalled tooth. But we can say that these root canal teeth are toxic. They release potent exotoxins. They release bad bacteria into the body. And certainly, they may be the main cause or a contributing factor in a host of various diseases.
Do you have one or more root canals and have you ever been told they could be a factor in your unresolved health issues and even ongoing anxiety? It’s a controversial topic and Dr. Kulacz wants his patients to have the information in order to make a choice on whether or not to have a root canal, as well as being able to decide whether or not to have a root canal extracted. This is some of what he shares about myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack):
in 2013, a study [Bacterial signatures in thrombus aspirates of patients with myocardial infarction] came out where bacterial signatures in thrombus aspirates of patients with myocardial infarction, and the conclusion was,“Dental infections and oral bacteria, especially viridans streptococci may be associated with the development of acute coronary thrombosis. Bacterial DNA, typical for endodontic infection,” that’s root canals, “mainly oral viridian streptococci, was measured in the thrombi. And periodontal pathogens from the gum was also a contributing factor.”
So these bacteria from these root canalled teeth, these bacteria from the gum tissues, travel from the mouth, go to the heart, go to the arterial plaques inside the coronary arteries—and that could be a major contributing factor to the development and progression of coronary artery disease—and also to the inflammation that causes that plaque to rupture and causing a heart attack.
So, we have a smoking gun here. It used to be said, “Oh, it’s correlation that oral infection can cause heart disease.” This is more a direct causation. We’re seeing the same bacteria in these root canalled teeth in the gum tissues in the plaques and coronary arteries.
He shares this about cerebral aneurysms, also called brain aneurysms which can leak or rupture, causing bleeding into the brain or a hemorrhagic stroke:
in the Journal of Neurology….published back in 2013, The Connection Between Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Odontogenic Bacteria. Conclusion -“This is the first report showing evidence that dental infection could be part of the pathophysiology of intracranial aneurysm disease.”
So these bacteria go everywhere. There are going anywhere. So they can affect your heart. They can affect the blood vessels in your brain. They can affect your kidneys. They can affect your lungs. They can affect your brain.
I just wish the American Dental Association would just say, “Hey, listen! We have to look at this seriously. Now, we can no longer bury our head in the sand and say these root-canalled teeth can pose no health threat whatsoever.” That’s their position, that the bacteria found in these root-canalled teeth do not travel to other parts of the body and that these bacteria and toxins do not cause any other disease. And that simply is not true.
Here is my contribution to the above discussion and my connection to anxiety and mood….
There is so much research on the gut brain connection and we now know that the bacteria in our gut can impact our levels of anxiety (and depression), but what if the bacteria in our mouth can also contribute to our anxiety?
- this 2017 paper, Exploring the Association between Alzheimer’s Disease, Oral Health, Microbial Endocrinology and Nutrition, make some of these connections, mentioning both anxiety and insomnia as well as Alzheimer’s disease and poor oral health.
- this 2016 paper, Depression and Inflammatory Periodontal Disease Considerations—An Interdisciplinary Approach reports that periodontal disease may contribute to the onset of depression via inflammation, activation of cell-mediated immunity and increased oxidative stress
For many people the anxiety nutrition solution is an easy one but if you have been struggling for years to find your root cause and have root canals, periodontal disease and poor mouth health, this must be addressed.
Also, we see poorer dental health in those who have pyroluria (the social anxiety condition) and low histamine levels (also called histapenia or overmethylation). This topic isn’t covered on the summit but it’s been documented since the early work of Carl Pfeiffer, MD. So, addressing diet and nutritional imbalances can start to address both the anxiety and poor mouth health.
Be sure to register for the Holistic Oral Health Summit here. Here are a few other great reasons to tune in:
- Oral health is the most overlooked health issue in conventional AND integrative medicine!
- 80% of disease symptoms are caused by problems in the mouth.
- Millions are exposed to disease-promoting dental procedures every day!
- Autoimmune disorders CAN be resolved by getting rid of toxic dental materials
- Reversing gum disease CAN help you get rid of digestive problems
- Root canal procedures – as mentioned above – increase your risk of cancer and other degenerative diseases (and very possibly anxiety and depression too)
- Heavy metals like mercury in silver dental fillings can contribute to anxiety and depression, damaging to your brain and nervous system, and affecting your digestion
This amazing event brings together some of the top doctors, dentists, scientists and health experts, giving you unprecedented access to oral health information that could transform your health!
Be in charge of your mouth health when you register for The Holistic Oral Health Summit airing from March 12-19, 2018!
We’d love to hear from you. Do you have root canals and unresolved health issues? Have you had your root canals extracted and experienced better health?