Going to the dentist is too stressful for some people, especially if they lack good oral hygiene. But how will they react if they knew that after putting the filling, they leave from the dentist’s office more susceptible to the most dangerous disease.
Unfortunately, more and more research suggests that manipulation in the canal of the tooth’s root rapidly increase the amount of bacteria in it, and with it the risk to developing breast cancer.
Every year in this country millions of root canals are processed. Quite decayed tooth leads to this invasive procedure. First the tooth’s enamel was breached (caries). Over time, the hole has became increasingly deep and reached the dentin (caries profunda or deep cavities). Alert for this is that the tooth has become sensitive to hot and cold. After some time the hole reaches the living part of the tooth – the pulp where the nerve is. It is contaminated with germs and comes the moment of sharp painful pulsations (pulpit). It is this pain that makes a person go to the dentist to take care of the neglected teeth.
In his office he is drilling the bad tooth, killing the nerve and cleaning the pulp from the root canal with helical needles and disinfecting solutions. Once the dentist completely cleans the root canal, he fills it with synthetic material (gutta-percha) and dental cements. However, this appears to be quite risky.
Studies show that this material does not reach the narrow branches of the main root canal. This can be seen on an X-ray image as a fine network of darker veins. The result is that highly toxic anaerobic bacteria “leak” from the tooth without being removed completely.
According to some scientist, these same bacteria lead to dangerous diseases, sometimes even after decades. One such disease is breast cancer. In his book “The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick” the famous dentist Dr. Robert Kulacz wrote that he took a biopsy from all the root canals that he processed. “In almost everyone there was a trace of canker residues. This means that they are not completely cleared. The microbiology of the surrounding bone showed infection in nearly 100% of cases.”