What Happened When My Root-Canal Teeth Were Pulled
When I had my two root canal teeth extracted by my biological dentist back in August, I paid a few hundred dollars for an analysis of what bacteria were found in these “dead” teeth. I just got my results back from the lab in Colorado.
Weighing a Root Canal VS Extraction
In this article:
- My Root Canal Failed
- Dental Damage from Earlier Years
- All Root Canals Fail Years Later
- Signs of Root Canal Infection
- Failed Root Canal Symptoms
- What Happens to the Root Canaled Tooth?
- Bacteria Found in the Samples
- Different Bacteria in the Body
- When Should You Worry About the Bacteria?
- After the Root Canal Tooth Extraction
My Root Canal Failed
My holistic dentist had told me BOTH my root-canal teeth he pulled were failing. Since then, I’ve talked to half a dozen other dentists and people who have extensive experience with root canals, and why root canals fail.
Dental Damage from Earlier Years
You would think that, with all the good health habits I have, I would have better luck than that. I confess to being more than a little disappointed that a bone graft and so much dental work would be required, notwithstanding my earlier years of eating lots of candy, ice cream, and diet soda.
All Root Canals Fail Years Later
But did you know that the EXPECTED time that a root canal lasts is a max of 10 years? That’s right—endodontists KNOW that their procedure has a very limited life. My brother Dave was in an ATV accident 10 years ago, where his teeth planted in the steering wheel and killed ten of them. He had root canals on all, and guess what.
Yep, they’re all failing.
Signs of Root Canal Infection
Not that those pleomorphic organisms trapped in an anaerobic environment, in a dead organ, are really contained during that 10 years anyway. They’re not! “Failing” just means that there are visible, discernible signs of rampant infection and decay. (Obviously, it didn’t get that way overnight!)
Failed Root Canal Symptoms
In my case, the signs were mild tooth sensitivity and a blister on the gums covering the tooth. A raging, itchy rash on my trunk and arms that came and went for 2.5 months, until I realized it was related to my teeth.
What Happens to the Root Canaled Tooth?
Have you ever thought about the fact that the tooth is an organ? The biological dentist knows this. It is part of an interconnected meridian in the body. When it dies—or is injured and we kill it dead with a root canal and leave it there—we are truly fossilizing a dead organism in our living mouth. And we think this won’t cause problems!
Bacteria Found in the Samples
So, my sample came back saying that 10 bacteria were detected in the tooth sample. None of them were in the “active” concentration, where the microorganism is alive and well and not being effectively attacked by my immune system.
But two were in the “bright” concentration, which means “heavy concentration of the microorganism.”
Different Bacteria in the Body
I’m not panicking about this. Fact is, everybody has candida, everybody has cancer, most people probably have strep and even MRSA micro-organisms too. Everybody has many yeasts, molds, fungi, viruses, bacteria, and the toxic waste byproducts of those critters, in our blood and gut and organs.
Believe it or not, candida can actually have valid functions in the human body. In proportion, in tiny amounts in a teeming, healthy ecosystem, it’s not a problem.
When Should You Worry About the Bacteria?
The problem is when those baddies get out of hand. When the good guys in the body, like macrophages and healthy microorganisms, are overcome (by antibiotics! GMO-frankenfoods! Sugar feeding yeast and fungus!) and the baddies get out of control.
Killing tissues/organs such as your teeth, then trapping the bacteria in the teeth, deprived of oxygen, makes the baddies become super-psychos. That’s a gross oversimplification, but a google search on those two bacteria reveal that my own two breeds of baddies cause heart attacks, impaired immune response, and…..genital tract infections!
After the Root Canal Tooth Extraction
It’s weird to be missing two teeth. But I’m glad the super-psychos are gone.
The dentist had offered me an antibiotic the day of my surgery since he knows the baddies are now out, and running around. I said no thanks, that I wanted to help my body manage it. And it did. Every time I think of this, I send a gratitude message inward, thanking my body for heroic immune function during a rough patch!
What was the experience like if you’ve ever had a root canal? If you could choose, would you have a root canal or have the tooth extracted? Share your story in the comments section below.
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on November 23, 2012, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.