Integrative Health Blog

Root Canals and Your Overall Health

Posted by admin on Mon, Apr 22, 2013

Mark McClure DDS

Did you catch this posting on  “97% of terminal cancer patients previously had this dental procedure”?

The answer is root canals. 

Biological dentists have been concerned about root canals and patient’s health ever since the Father of Biological Dentistry, Dr. Weston Price, performed his now famous root canal experiment. Dr. Weston Price implanted root canaled teeth from patients with known pathologies (like cancer) and observed the same pathology growing in the implanted rabbit. That means a rabbit implanted with the root canal teeth of a patient with heart disease would then develop heart disease! A coincidence? If it happened once maybe, but he demonstrated many times the same results with the same tooth and many different rabbits.

Root Canals May Harbor Bacteria

We acknowledge the intense controversy within the biological dental community concerning the safety of root canal therapy. Even the conventional dental community is beginning to acknowledge that there may be long term health issues attributable to retaining dead teeth in a person’s mouth. Of course their interest is to replace the root canal with an implant, not necessarily a new found understanding that root canaled teeth are incubating sources for many pathogens and a continuous flow of toxins as well as the tremendous stress to the neuro-immune system. Both the toxin release and the neuro-immune stress on your body from dead root canal teeth may be the root causes for many chronic health problems- and affect your overall health status.

Here is more information on root canals:

Weston A. Price Foundation

Mercola, How a Root Canal can Affect Your Health


Mark McClure, DDS is a holistic and biological dentist at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, a leading integrative medical and dental center serving Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Biological dentistry considers the impact of oral health and dentistry on the whole body and use biocompatible dental materials and dental techniques to promote healing and wellness.

Topics: biological dentistry, root canal