Tag: Root Canal Therapy


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Can Root Canals Cause Breast Cancer?

For over 100 years, dentists have been performing root canal therapy: the practice of drilling out the canals of a dead tooth to remove bacteria and “save” the tooth. But by attempting to save a dead tooth, have dentists been causing breast cancer? Some scientific research says yes. “Dr. Thomas Rau, who runs the Paracelsus Clinic (cancer clinic since 1958) in Switzerland recently checked the...

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Why Are Root Canals Bad?

Why Are Root Canals Bad?

At The Center for Natural Dentistry, we do not recommend root canals or root canal therapy. Why? Because more often than not, root canals result in an infection. While that infection may never cause a noticeable health problem, a substantial number of people will suffer adverse affects. The risks of root canal therapy do not outweigh the “reward” of keeping a dead tooth in your...

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The Alternatives to Root Canals

The Alternatives to Root Canals

We talk a lot about the alternatives to root canals typically the only alternative mentioned is extraction of the tooth. But is that really the only alternative? Surely there must be other options, right? This was the question posed by Sean after listening to recent podcasts (Root Canals, Infections, Formaldehyde, Oh My!). The truth is, there are other alternatives depending on the situation. We’ll try...

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Root Canals, Formaldehyde, Infections — Oh My!

Episode 15 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. No one wants a root canal. But are there medical reasons to avoid the painful root canal therapy that so many people undergo? The bacteria left in the tooth after a root canal can infect the mouth, the jaw, the blood stream, and the entire body. The chemicals used to sterilize your...

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Why do dentists still perform root canal therapy?

Episode 6 of Dangers in Dentistry, originally aired on KPRZ in San Diego. If root canals can cause so many systemic and neurological problems, why do dentists still perform root canal therapy? What are the alternatives? What questions should you ask your dentist about root canals before you have one? Discover the answers to these and other questions in this week’s episode of Dangers in...

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