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root canals and health problems

Discussion in 'Dental' started by robf, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. robf

    robf Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Has anybody heard about how root canal treatment can cause systemic health problems? Basically, it says that root canal therapy can?t sterilize the inside of the tooth and as a result, the trapped bacteria mutate and migrate to infect the heart, kidneys, eyes, stomach, and countless other body tissues. Is their any validity to this?
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  3. Ineedanassociate

    Ineedanassociate Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    Enosburg Falls Vermont
    There is a book that is fairly recent that trots this theory out. The book is new but the theory is very old and I haven't seen any recent studies that got the same results. The book is sited by the anti-amalgam anti-fluoride forces.

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