Root canals are often a last resort attempt to save diseased teeth. They’re also potential harbors for toxic bacterial infections. New research in the journal Dentistry offers further evidence of the link between root canal teeth and systemic illness. The root canal itself is the area inside each tooth that normally contains living tissue called […]
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Root canal teeth are dead teeth. After all, the very procedure involves removing everything that kept it alive – all the blood vessels, nerve endings, and other tissue that make up the pulpal complex inside the tooth. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing still happening inside that tooth. A tooth becomes a candidate for root […]
A great presentation for the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation by the late, great Dr. Hal Huggins: Watch more videos from PPNF.
Next week marks the tenth anniversary “celebration” of Root Canal Awareness Week. So we thought it might be a good idea to “celebrate” the biological perspective on this all too common procedure. Since the recommendation for a root canal usually follows pain and discomfort, you want to schedule a dental visit to get it evaluated […]
It may be the most popular cliché for emphasizing something you don’t want to do: “I’d rather have a root canal than….” You even see pollsters use it in their questions – such as last year’s survey which found that Congress is even more unpopular than the procedure (by 24%)! A more recent – and […]
In 2008, researchers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis completed a year long study which shows that a simple and inexpensive way to reduce the risk of potentially deadly pneumonia in intensive care patients is to keep their teeth clean. This interesting study was performed by nurse specialists in the intensive care unit (ICU) at […]
A very interesting article was published in JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association), August 2009 issue, that provides fascinating research regarding root canals. A root canal is usually performed on a tooth that has become abscessed or infected due to extensive decay. The decay results in exposure to the pulp chamber or some sort […]
Are your teeth “connected” to other parts of your body? In other words, can an abscessed or infected tooth actually cause a problem somewhere else, say your lower back, sinuses, stomach or even your heart? Focal Infection Theory (FIT) is the idea that a local infection affecting a small area of the body can lead […]
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