When it comes to reducing the risk of cancer, the first thing that comes to mind is clean living, exercise and a healthy diet. For others avoiding bad habits such as smoking, using a tanning bed, over indulging in coffee and alcohol consumption are top priorities for lowering cancer risks. What you are probably not aware of is the one procedure that millions of Americans experience annually; a common procedure that many experts in the medical industry believe increases the risk of cancer. If MRI’s and x-rays come to mind, you definitely have a valid argument but the truth is that this procedure is one that most people would never even dream of associating with cancer. It’s a common enough dental procedure known as an endodontic treatment, more widely referred to as the root canal.
Root Canal Bacterial Infections
Why? Bacteria can enter a tooth through a cavity where it can continue to works its way down the root of the tooth. Once the bacterium enters the root, it causes an infection which in turn leads to inflammation. During the root canal procedure, your dentist will drill a hole deep down into the root and clean out the bacteria before proceeding to fill the tooth. Researchers believe that the infection associated with root canals is to blame for a number of chronic conditions including cancer.
Root Canal Treatment & Breast Cancer Link
Many dentists believe that the chemicals used in the root canal procedure are fabricated to kill off harmful bacteria but the unfortunate reality is that the microscopic tubes embedded within the tooth are never exposed to the sanitizing agents. Worse still is that fact the after the root canal is complete, the same microscopic tubes are cut off from necessary oxygen and blood circulation by the substance that is used to fill the tooth.
The bacterium that is found in the tubes cannot be impacted by either antibiotics or the body’s natural immune system. The bottom line is that the toxins can be leaked where they are essentially left to their own devices and are free to cause destruction within your body. Some doctors estimate that more than 90% of the patients arriving at their clinics who have been diagnosed with cancer had one or more root canals. Even more alarming is the correlation between breast cancer and root canals, which in many cases coincides with the breast cancer that was detected on the same side of the body as the offending tooth.
Root Canal Link to Other Illness Such as Heart Disease & Diabetes
Evidence suggests that toxins from within the tooth suppress a protein recently identified as Receptor-interacting Protein (RIP) that delays the development of tumors. It was found that cancer cells do not necessarily inhibit the normal cell death process, but the receptor-interacting protein forces them to prolong the likelihood of cancer cells forming in the body. Doctors have also acknowledged that other deliberating illness have been linked to root canals, for example arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, heart disease, kidney disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to name but a few.
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