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Toxic Tooth—How a Root Canal Could Be Making You Sick

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  • Bacteria harbored in root canal teeth and surrounding bone release potent toxins
  • Root canal teeth no longer have a blood supply so the bacteria inside root canal teeth are protected from the immune system
  • Pathogenic bacteria from infected root canals that infect the surrounding jawbone inhibit, destroy, or kill the white blood cells designed to eliminate them, which is why root canal teeth are a focus of chronic infection
  • Since root canal teeth are chronically infected and these pathogenic bacteria can travel to other sites in your body, they may contribute to a number of different health problems, including heart disease

By Dr. Mercola

Root canal is a commonly performed procedure in most adults. But is it a wise one? Dr. Robert Kulacz, a dentist, has spent a significant portion of his professional career trying to answer this question.


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