Today’s Root Canal therapy is NOT your mother’s RCT…
I just got off the phone with my friend and colleague, Dr. Ron Dressler, co-founder of the IAOMT. He states that the Academy reccomends utilizing onzone injections (as prescribed per a nature path doctor) in combination with Root Canal Therapy to prevent/treat cavitations.
In days of old, silver points were fitted into the roots of teeth to ‘fill’ the empty space where nerve and blood supply used to live. Or, Sargenti’s filling material (taken off the market, now) was used which was not bio-compatible [very problematic when accidently expressed into the periapical (aroud the root tip) area]. Gutta-percha is natural rubber substance that were it not contaminated with radiopaque material (such as lead) to make it show up better on radiographs (what are commonly called x-rays [--a misnomer)] would be a bio-compatible material to use.
Today’s global microscopes, ozone therapy, laser sanitization, non-silver/non-lead based calcium oxide filling material, and rotary instruments in the hands of specialists, make today’s root canals an accepted procedure by the IAOMT. My friend, Ron Dressler, shares the treatment of some teeth with an endodontist (root canal specialist) and then fills root canals in this accepted method.
So, not all root canals are created equal and not ALL teeth are damned to cold steel and sunshine!
The forboding question: Root Canal or Extract…
Root Canal Therapy is a procedure in which the dead nerve and blood supply are removed from theunderlying root of a tooth to prevent or treat an abscess (pus pocket created by the body’s defense system in response to dead or dying tissue).
As this soft tissue decays, the body’s defenses try to handle the infected tissues (much like the body would as if it were a splinter in your hand), pus is formed and pressure builds up (creating terrible tooth ache sometimes– sometimes no symptoms at all). The problem with teeth is that the body cannot clean up the dead tissue becasue it is incased insde the hard structure of the tooth.
Periods of no symptoms may occur during the body’s attemp to clean up the area, but a typical scenario is that the tooth gets more and more sensitive, more and more frequently, until a fullblown toothache occurs. When the tooth is left untreated, many times, then infection blows a hole in the bone, and the pus escapes into the surrounding tissues swelling up the face/neck.
This infection is the danger to the body, and why people used to die frequently from infected teeth. This is not the case, in this country so much anymore, due to access to dental care and antibiotics. The misconception about body’s ability to heal itsel of an infected (not inflammed) tooth, given the right medicines/supplements, is that there is just no way for the body to access all of the “splinter” or dead/dying tissue CAUSING the infection.
Removal of the dead/dying tissue by Root Canal Therapy or Extraction of the tooth is the choice that has to be made. The point of the discussion is that the removal of the dead/dying tissue must be removed before the body becomes septic (infection in the blood stream).
The quickest way to remove the offending tissue is to extract the tooth. Dr. Winston Price’s son died of an infected tooth that had been treated by root canal in the early part of the last century. And, his research on root canals was all been done on root canal therapies of that day and age.
Today’s global microscopes, ozone, therapylaser sanitization, non-silver/non-lead based gutta percha filling material, and rotary instruments in the hands of specialists, make today’s root canals a horse of a different color.
That is not to say that all bad teeth need to be extracted or that they all need to be treated with root canal. Just like any other disease of the body, many factors must be considered before the diagnosis and treatment can be effectively rendered.
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