The Links between Root Canals and Other Diseases

The Links between Root Canals and Other Diseases

One of the most common questions we get is “why don’t you believe in root canals?” For years we have talked about the links between root canals and all kinds of systemic health problems (including certain cancers). To drive the point home further, we have developed the following list of some of the most common bacteria found in root canals and the links between that bacteria and other diseases.

Up to 400 percent more bacteria are found in the surrounding tissues of the root canal tooth than in the tooth itself, indicating that the dead tooth works as an incubator for bacteria that feed on the periodontal ligament where they mutate, grow in number and eventually invade the bone surrounding the root canal.This is just a PARTIAL list and by no means is meant to be considered all-inclusive.

Growing Evidence of Bacteria Commonly Found in Root Canal Cavitations

Bacteria can be identified using DNA analysis, whether they’re dead or alive, by looking at their DNA signatures. The Toxic Element Research Foundation (TERF) used DNA analysis to examine root canal teeth, and they found bacterial contamination in 100% of the samples tested. They were able to identify more than 40 different species of anaerobic bacteria in each sample. In cavitations, 67 different bacteria were identified among the 85 samples tested, with 19 to 53 types of bacteria each individual sample.

Examples of the many diseases that have been associated with the bacterium discovered hidden within dental procedures are MS, ALS, AD, leukemia and diabetes. With proper dental treatment and recognition of these sources of toxins and their eradication, many patients can be improved, and clearly most could have been avoided entirely.

The bacteria found by clinical tests conducted by both TERF and independent laboratories reveal the following most types present in root canals and cavitations:

  • Acinetobacter baumanii – linked to Pneumonia and Periodontal disease
  • Gemella morbillorum – linked to invasive endocarditis, Meningitis & Arthritis
  • Klebsiella – linked to pneumonia Lung infections, infections of the Urinary Tract, biliary tract & Osteomyelitis & Meningitis
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis – Protein metabolism, Biofilms, leads to Bone destruction and Premature labor
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa – linked to Central Nervous System disorders, Endocarditis, Brain abscesses & increase in liver enzymes, Prosthetic heart valve invasion
  • Streptococcus mitis – found in Strep Throat, Scarlet fever and linked to heart failure –
  • Rhpumatir fpvpr– known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities.
  • Capnocytophagaochraceavi – known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities.
  • Fusobacteriumnucleatumvii – known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities.
  • Leptotrichiabuccalis – known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities.
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis ix – known to affect the heart, nerves, kidneys, brain, and sinus cavities.
  • Veillonella parvula – pathology associated with heart disease and destruction of the Central Nervous System.
  • Candida albicans – as it changes from yeast to the fungal state, it becomes invasive, causing small holes to occur in the intestinal tract resulting in „leaky gut syndrome?.  Also increases porphyrin excretion in urine leading to reduced ATP and heme formation, thus reducing overall energy to cells of the nervous system.
  • Capnocytophaga ochracea – can cause frontal lobe brain abscesses – associated with dental infections and diseases of the Central Nervous System
  • Porphyromas gingivalis – alters the integrity of endothelium of blood vessels.  Enhances atherosclerosis.
  • Actinomyces naeslundii –associated with draining sinuses (generally clear up within a week of root canals and cavitation treatment)
  • Candida albicans –associated with ALS
  • Capnocytophaga ochracea –frontal lobe brain abscesses of dental origin – microbe thought to originate in dental decay.
  • Gemella morbillorum –associated with meningitis.
  • Neisseria meningitides –associated with seizures.
  • Escherichia coli –and Staph aureus –are both capable of increasing porphyrins, which will cause less ATP to be available to neural tissues.
  • Streptococcus intermedius –Cervical spinal cord abscesses –associated with high mortality and neurologic morbidity.


  1. Halil Dogan Says: March 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    My wife has been fighting autoimmune(limited scleroderma)disease since 2007. She got her the first root canal in 2005 and the second root canal in 2012.
    what do you think she needs to be removed two root canals?

  2. Do you advocate against root canal therapy? If so, how do you treat a tooth which would otherwise receive root canal therapy?

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  5. Hi,
    I got raoutella from root canal, I didn’t see it on your list can u tell me some more about it as I’ve been really suffering and need more treatment. Can u help me? They found klebsiella and raoutella in my sputum

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