Dental / Cancer Connection

It is estimated that 70% of all medical illnesses are directly or indirectly caused by human intervention in the dental structures (teeth and jawbones). This includes: impacted teeth, infected root canalled teeth, new and recurrent decay around old fillings, cysts, bone infections in areas of previously extracted teeth, granulomas and areas of bone condensation to osteitis represent some of the more common factors.

Toxicity from dental restorative materials

Dental amalgam fillings slowly leak mercury, tin, silver, copper and sometimes nickel. All of these metals have various degrees of toxicity. A fairly large mercury filling contains enough mercury to kill a child if given as a single dose!

The most common symptoms caused by amalgam fillings are:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Tendency to chronic inflammatory changes – rheumatoid arthritis, phlebitis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel sydrome
  • Chronic neurologic illnesses, especially when numbness is one of the primary symptoms
  • Lowering of pain threshold

Electro galvanism

When two dissimilar metals are present in the mouth with saliva, an electric current will flow. Saliva acts as an electrolyte when it mixes with amalgam fillings, to create a measurable electric current of 900 millivolts. This current overpowers the body’s normal 450 millivolts, interferes with energy flow to the brain and is suspected as a catalyst in many illnesses.

Other alloys, such as nickel in the metal base of bridges and under porcelain crowns, have been documented to lower the T-4 and T-8 lymphocyte levels (David Eggleston,DDS. “Effect of Dental Amalgam and Nickel Alloys on T-Lymphocytes: Preliminary Report”, J. Prosthetic Dent, 1984, 51(5);617-623.) In predisposed patients, exposure to nickel can be a contributory factor in the development of cancer of the lungs, nasal passages and larynx.

Any metal materials in the mouth such as gold crowns, chrome cobalt partial dentures, mercury fillings, titanium implants, etc. will set the stage for galvanic currents. In 1985, a research team (A. Knappworst, E. Gura, D. Fuhrmann and A. Enginalev) revealed that when mercury fillings were in close proximity to gold crowns, the mercury release was ten times greater when compared to mercury fillings alone (p132. Mercury Poisoning from Dental Amalgam- a Hazard to Human Brain by Patrick Stortebecker, MD, Ph.D. published in USA by Bio Probe, Orlando, FL).

Electro galvanism frequently is the cause for the following symptoms:

  • lack of concentration and memory
  • Insomnia
  • Psychological problems
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Epilepsy
  • hearing loss
  • Eye problems
  • Mouth pain

Removing the mercury and other metals and replacing them with biocompatible non-metal restorations will resolve the galvanic issue.

Mercury and tin are prime neuro-toxic substances. Mercury has the ability to destroy and or damage the transport fibers inside each nerve. The latest research from one of the top German toxicologists, Max Daunderer, MD, reveals that the entire jawbone (upper and lower) has become a toxic waste dump for the following substances:

  • Pesticides
  • Solvents – mostly present in lower jaw
  • Formaldehyde – mostly lower jaw
  • Amalgam (mercury, tin, copper and silver) – jawbone and maxillary sinus
  • Palladium (from gold/palladium alloys) – mostly upper jawbone

Through biopsies, Daunderer found that virtually all inhaled toxins are stored in the jawbone in the areas adjacent to the root tips. Also of great interest is Daunderer’s serial biopsies on malignant tumors in-patients that had amalgam fillings and found, predictably, amalgam in the tumor. The concentration is highest in the center of the tumor (malignant melanoma, brain cancer, bladder, stomach, colon and tongue cancer).

What you need to know about Root Canals

When a person has a toothache, due to an infection in the tooth, rather than cure the infection with 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide, dentists almost always kill the tooth. They will typically drill out the insides of the tooth and fill the tooth with metal rods.

This is called a “root canal.” Root canals are a safe haven for microbes. Because no blood reaches the inside of the tooth, the immune system cannot kill any microbes inside the dead tooth.

Microbes do not originate in the root canals, rather they originate elsewhere in the body (such as were cancer cells form). The microbes thrive and some of them hide from the immune system inside the root canals.

These microbes, and other toxins from inside the tooth, periodically come out of the tooth and cause reinfections. It is impossible to cure more than 200 diseases unless all of the root canal teeth are removed properly because even if you killed the microbes of the disease, microbes hiding in the root canals can come out and reinfect the person!!

All of these things have been known about for decades by the American Dental Association.

Root canals are a major cause of the immune system being suppressed and they are a major cause of cancer:

“Dr. Thomas Rau, who runs the Paracelsus Clinic (cancer clinic since 1958) in Switzerland recently checked the records of the last 150 breast cancer patients treated in his clinic. He found that 147 of them (98%) had one or more root canal teeth on the same meridian as the original breast cancer tumor. His clinic has a biological dentist section where all cancer patients, on reporting in, have their mouth cleaned up first — especially all root canal teeth removed.

There are about 24 million root canals done in the U.S. alone every year. They were proven deadly disease agents in 1925 in a study by Dr. Weston Price and 60 prominent researchers. That study has been suppressed ever since by the ADA and the American Association of Endodontists (AAE).

Read the book “Root Canal Cover-Up” by George Meinig, DDS, FACD for the full story. Dr. Meinig was an endodontist for 50 years. He helped found the AAE in 1943. His book is a mea culpa (apology) to the thousands of patients whose health he ruined doing root canal fillings. He discovered the Weston Price research only after he retired in 1993.

His book was published first in 1994 and he has lectured widely since then trying to alert people to this danger to their health.

The Weston Price conclusions (i. e. that there is no safe way to do a root canal filling) track with my experience with counselling cancer patients for the last 8 years.

What is interesting about this quote is that 100% of the breast cancer patients had root canals, or other infections, on the same acupuncture meridian.

Since the microbes do not originate in the root canal, what this implies is that breast cancer cannot form without the assistance of the metals and microbes coming from the root canals.

It is a major research effort of the Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. to identify other types of cancer which may be caused by root canals.

But root canals may also explain why so many cancer patients are able to cure their cancer with alternative cancer treatments, but the cancer comes back again and again. The next section will discuss this problem.

The Relationship Between Root Canals and Cancer Regression

When the symptoms of cancer are gone, the patient is said to be in “remission.” With Stage IV cancer treatments, it is required that the patient be on a potent alternative cancer treatment for at least a year. This means that the patient will almost always be on a potent cancer treatment after they go into remission.

When a cancer patient gets cancer AFTER they have gone into remission, it is called “regression.”

There are three main reasons a cancer patient can go into regression.

First, they quit their alternative cancer treatment before their cancer was completely cured. For example, they may have felt good and their tumors may be gone, so they quit their treatment. This is the main reason a Stage IV treatment is required to last at least one year.

Second, they go back to their old way of life and get cancer again. This is a common problem. Staying on a Stage IV treatment for a year won’t help these people.

When a person is completely done with their year long treatment, they need to stick to at least 80% of their diet, and the other 20% should not be chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake except in rare situations.   But this article is about the third reason people go into regression – root canals.

Why Root Canals Can Cause Regression

First of all, it is important to understand that cancer, some cases of type 1 diabetes, and a host of other diseases, are caused by a microbe. Viruses, yeast, fungus, mold, and bacteria cause a host of diseases.

To cure these diseases the microbes must be killed throughout the body so the immune system can restore the body to its normal state.

When a person gets a root canal they create the perfect breading ground for microbes. There is nothing in the immune system that gets inside a root canal. However, viruses, yeast, mold, fungus, bacteria, etc. can easily get inside the root canal and set up a safe and comfortable home.

After they breed inside the root canal they can then spread out into the body of the host any time they want. Microbes, when they live in a colony, are actually quite smart, as research has shown.

If you kill the microbes everywhere in the body, except the root canal teeth, it is inevitable that the microbes will spread out from their safe haven in the root canal teeth and the disease will return.

Dr. Weston A. Price did experiments many decades ago which at first were hailed by the American Dental Association, but which were later suppressed.  Dr. Price removed a tooth, which had had a root canal, from a person who was suffering from a disease, and then surgically inserted the tooth in a rabbit. The rabbit then developed this same disease and in many cases, the human patient was quickly cured.  This technique worked with heart disease, cancer, arthritis and many other diseases.  Dr. Price’s research was followed-up by a Dr. George E. Meinig, who also wrote a book on the subject.

While it might be thought that this is an issue for after the cancer treatment, rest assured it is not. It is an issue during treatment if the microbes are constantly being released from the root canal tooth or teeth.

NO CANCER CURE will kill the microbes inside a tooth that has had a root canal.

What Can You Do?

The ideal solution is to have the root canals AND all dental amalgam removed from the body, followed instantly by heavy chelation therapy (e.g. chlorella, zeolites, etc.).

But don’t go to your local dentist to have this done or things might get worse. For example, the infection may have spread to the jawbone, adding a great deal of complication to the situation.  In other words, if the root canal is not done by the right kind of dentist, the net result may be that nothing is accomplished or things have been made worse.

There is a specialized type of dentist called a “biological dentist” or a “holistic dentist”. These dentists are sometimes persecuted by the corrupt American Dental Association, so do not expect to find one in the local telephone book.  They can be hard to find locally. Internet search engines may be the best way to find a local holistic or biological dentist.

So, what about those cancer patients who cannot find a biological dentist or cannot afford one? All you can do is deal with the cancer and hope to be able to keep the cancer from returning.  One problem with a simple solution is due to dental amalgam. If you use electro medicine to kill the microbes inside the root canals, you may release mercury from the dental amalgam, which may make matters worse because mercury damages the brain and the immune system.

Baking Soda (a.k.a. Sodium Bicarbonate, NaHCO3, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, and Bicarbonate of Soda), and/or 3% FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide mouthwash might be able to kill the microbes, by passing through the teeth, but most root canals have “caps” on them, thus even these ideas may not work.

Article Source: Dental/Cancer Connection – by Dr. Gerald H. Smith – Author of Reversing Cancer: A Journey from Cancer to Cure