Root Canal

I have a feeling that this is going to kickstart the old causation versus correlation debate, but nevertheless in an article entitled “97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure” Why Don’t You Try This? identifies root canals as the root (ahem, excuse the pun) of all evil. You may wish to consider this an opinion piece for entertainment value rather than serious research. I’m sure someone has already debunked it – link away in the comments:

Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? If so, have you been told, “It’s all in your head?” Well, that might not be that far from the truth… the root cause of your illness may be in your mouth.

There is a common dental procedure that nearly every dentist will tell you is completely safe, despite the fact that scientists have been warning of its dangers for more than 100 years. Every day in the United States alone, 41,000 of these dental procedures are performed on patients who believe they are safely and permanently fixing their problem. What is this dental procedure? The root canal.


More than 25 million root canals are performed every year in this country. Root-canaled teeth are essentially “dead” teeth that can become silent incubators for highly toxic anaerobic bacteria that can, under certain conditions, make their way into your bloodstream to cause a number of serious medical conditions—many not appearing until decades later…