The Treatment of Stage IV Cancers
Chapter 7: Dental Issues - Part 1
Chapter 8 - Dental Issues - Part 2
Chapter 6 - The Cardinal Rules - Part 2
Chapter 7: Dental Issues - Part 1
Note by Cancer Tutor: There are two chapters in this free eBook on dental issues which affect cancer patients and the general population for that matter. This chapter is primarily about root canals. The next chapter will be on dental cavitations.
A person can find the very rare dentists who can deal with these issues by:
By Bill Henderson, Author, “Cancer-Free,”
Member of Board of Directors: Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.
After researching cancer for the last 12 years, writing three books and 135 newsletters on natural cancer healing and recording 120 of my “How to Live Cancer-Free” radio shows, I feel I’ve learned a lot. However, I’ve learned the most from talking to over 3,000 people on the phone (all over the world) about their cancers.
I feel compelled to get one particular message to you. Two facts have jumped out at me from those many phone calls. They are simply:
You can take those two facts to the bank, folks. Why is this the first time you’ve heard about this (unless you’ve been reading what I’ve written, heard my radio show or talked to me on the phone)? Well, I’ll tell you. Doctors know nothing about this.
I’ve asked each of the 3,000 cancer patients I’ve talked to on the phone the same question: “Has your cancer doctor ever talked to you about your dental history?” The answer, every time, is “No.” But even more significant, 99.9% of dentists are ignorant of the two facts above about the relationship of cancer and root canals. Or perhaps they are “in denial” about it, like their dental professional societies, because of the fear of liability.
If you knew what I know (and am about to share with you) about root canals and the degenerative conditions they cause, you would be tempted to sue the dentist who did yours, and you’d be perfectly justified. Believe me the American Dental Association (ADA) knows this. They have a large staff of full-time lawyers whose mission apparently is to keep suppressed the connection between dental work and health.
A small cadre of dentists has courageously schooled themselves in how to detect and treat root canal problems. These are not the “mercury-free” or “holistic” or "biological" dentists you see advertised in the Yellow Pages. In fact, this small group operates “under the radar” because of the persecution their brave compadres have suffered at the hands of the dental societies and State Dental Boards.
I know of 30 or so of these wonderfully qualified and brave dentists. Their names have been given to me by cancer survivors who have taken my advice and addressed their root canal problems. These ladies and gentlemen are competent to help you. There are about 70 or so others worldwide who are capable of dealing with this problem. This number of 100 or so dentists is out of the 160,000 dentists and 7,400 endodontists (root canal specialists) in the U.S. alone.
Many people postpone getting their jaw evaluated by one of these competent dentists. It is common to procrastinate on dental work. It is costly, usually not covered by insurance, and often painful. This procrastination or ignorance has cost millions of people their lives. If possible, I want to help you avoid that fate. First, let me explain why I feel this is Priority One if you have cancer.
ROOT CANAL FACTS
Over 50,000,000 (50 million) teeth are “saved” in the U.S. alone every year by having a “root canal” done on them. This common name for this treatment is really a misnomer. The root canal in a tooth is the portion in the center of the tooth that goes down into the roots (usually two roots – sometimes three or even four).
When a “root canal” is done by the dentist, he/she removes the nerve in the center of the tooth and the pulp which surrounds it. This nerve and pulp go all the way down from under the “crown” of the tooth to the end of the roots in the jaw. This is usually done because the decay has penetrated the center of the tooth and a “normal” filling is impossible because it would press on the nerve. The “root canal” process has a reputation for being quite painful.
When the nerve and pulp of the tooth is removed by this procedure, it is replaced with an inert substance – usually the rubber-like “gutta percha.” The dentist attempts to sterilize the tooth before the gutta percha is inserted in the “root canal.” The object is to cut off the normal circulation of bacteria through the tooth and make it permanently sterile.
Unfortunately, this never works. I say “attempts to sterilize the tooth” because it has been proven that this is impossible. The tooth becomes a dead piece of bone in the jaw. The bacteria which were in the millions of tiny “tubules” in the dentin of the tooth (the portion between the enamel and the root canal) mutate into “anaerobic” bacteria. These are bacteria which do not require oxygen.
Every root canal-filled tooth has them. No exceptions. They occur because of the structure of the root canal filling. It is impossible to eliminate them and they are 1,000 times more toxic than any other bacteria. In fact, the toxins they put out are in the form of a gas called “thio-ethers” which can easily migrate through the enamel of the tooth and down through the roots into the bloodstream. These toxins travel throughout the body, as do many of the bacteria themselves. These are responsible for most chronic degenerative conditions…not just cancer, but rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus, ALS, diabetes….you name it.
The evidence of what I’ve told you above is overwhelming. Here are some examples.
Example #1) Dr. Weston Price, beginning in 1903, led a study by 60 prominent dentists. Their mission was to find a safe way to perform a root canal filling. In 1923, they submitted their 1,174 pages of research to the American Dental Association (ADA). The team’s conclusion: There is no safe way to do a root canal filling.
Why, you ask, are 50 million of these done every year in the U.S. 87 years later? And why are they done exactly the same way they were in Dr. Price’s time? Well, it is mind boggling, but I’ll tell you. A key assumption of Dr. Weston Price’s team was something called “focal infection.” This just means that an infection somewhere in your body (your mouth, for example) can affect organs distant from it.
This concept is taught in all medical schools now and has been for many years. At the time, however, it was controversial. The conservative heads of the ADA rejected Dr. Price’s team’s conclusions because they did not believe in the “focal infection” concept. You’ll find Dr. Price’s research summarized in a book called “Root Canal Cover-Up” by Dr. George Meinig, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. Dr. Meinig passed away in 2008.
Dr. Meinig was a prominent endodontist (root canal specialist). After he retired in 1993 from 50 years of practice, he discovered Dr. Price’s 1923 research report. He was horrified when he considered the thousands of people whose health he had ruined in his 50 years of practice by doing root canal fillings.
As a “mea culpa,” Dr. Meinig wrote the “Root Canal Cover-Up” book and spent the last 15 years of his life trying to get his message out to people about how deadly root canal-filled teeth are. Here’s what Dr. Hal Huggins (see below) says about Dr. Weston Price’s research: “Dr. Weston Price and Mayo’s Clinic of 1910 to 1920 described finding bacterial growth in root canals that could be transferred into animals and create the same diseases the donor human had in from 80 to 100% of the animals. Heart disease, in particular, could be transferred 100% of the time. His research has since been suppressed by the various Dental Associations in the United States.”
Example #2) Dr. Hal Huggins, D.D.S. had his dental license taken away by the ADA in 1986. He had become too vocal and visible on the issue of the deadly nature of mercury amalgam fillings. Dr. Huggins was not particularly concerned. He had already begun his second career of researching dental toxins. He has discovered 75 different types of unique anaerobic bacteria which originate only in the mouth.
In autopsies of people who died of “heart disease” there were found 30 of these types of bacteria. They could have originated only in the mouth. From 1994 through 2000, Dr. Huggins with Dr. Thomas Levy, a cardiologist M.D., attempted to replicate the research done by Dr. Price but with more sophisticated testing techniques.
Dr. Levy told me in 2007, when I interviewed him on my web talk radio show, that he and Dr. Huggins had studied “over 5,000” recently removed root canal-filled teeth. Every one of them was taken to the lab and tested. Dr. Levy said that every single one had toxins coming out of it “more toxic than botulism.”
Dr. Huggins has trained about 80 dentists on the protocol that should be used to “clean up your jaw.” For those on his list near you, you can call his office in Colorado Springs, Colorado (Mountain Time) at (719) 522-0566. You will find several articles by Dr. Huggins on the subject of root canals and other dental toxins at:
Another relevant website is at:
Example #3) Dr. Josef Issels M.D. was a famous German cancer doctor. For 40 years, from 1947 until his retirement in 1987, Dr. Issels treated thousands of cancer patients. He is credited with being a “world renowned pioneer of integrative cancer treatment.” In 1993, he called Dr. Hal Huggins. In his broken English, Dr. Issels complimented Dr. Huggins for “picking up the torch” and trying to get the message about dental toxins to more people. Dr. Issels said that in his 40 years of treating cancer patients, 97% of them had root canal-filled teeth. Dr. Issels insisted that they get these teeth removed before he began their cancer treatment.
Example #4) Dr. Thomas Rau, M.D. is the head of the Paracelsus Cancer Clinic in Switzerland. This clinic has been one of Europe’s most prominent cancer treatment centers since 1957. For some 20 years, they have had, as part of their intake procedure for new patients, review of their jaws by the dental section of the clinic.
Any root canal fillings are removed before any cancer treatment is started. In 2004, Dr. Rau became curious about the prevalence of root canal-filled teeth in his clinic’s breast cancer patients. He examined the records of the last 150 women who had been admitted to his clinic. He found that 147 of them (98.5%) had one or more root canal-filled teeth on the same meridian (Chinese meridian system) as the original breast cancer tumor. The other three had cavitation problems (see below and next chapter).
Example #5) Dr. Robert Kulacz, D.D. S. is (was) a prominent dentist in New York. Why do I say “is (was)?” Because in 2002, Dr. Kulacz published, along with Dr. Thomas Levy M.D., a great book called “The Roots of Disease: Connecting Dentistry and Medicine.” It is available on Amazon.com. It is the best book I’ve found on the subject of root canals and other dental toxins.
Dr. Kulacz describes in detail the many people whose health he restored by freeing them of their dental toxin problems. The primary theme of the book is stated in the Introduction: “It is our opinion that the evidence clearly shows that many, if not most, significant diseases get their start in the dentist’s chair.” Why the “is (was)?” Well, you can imagine how popular Dr. Kulacz became with the conventional dental community after this book was published. He was harassed and threatened to the point that he had to change his name and take his family underground. He abandoned his dental practice and took up another profession. It is a great book!
Example #5) Dr. Dawn Ewing, N.D. is the Executive Director of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). For a list of the practitioners who belong to this organization who practice near you, go to their website, http://www.IABDM.org. Dr. Ewing has put together a 30-minute DVD describing with color pictures the most common dental toxin problems – root canal-filled teeth and cavitations. You can get a copy of this DVD from her for $10, including the shipping. All you have to do is send her an e-mail at:
Tell her I sent you and she’ll know what DVD you want and she’ll tell you where to send the $10. She describes the root canal filling with an analogy. She says that if a surgeon took your smashed finger, cleaned out all the flesh and bone in it and stuffed it with straw, it would be a similarly ridiculous procedure to stuffing gutta percha in a dead piece of tooth bone in your jaw. She calls root canal fillings “taxidermy.” In addition to the DVD, you may want to ask Dr. Ewing for the list of questions she would use to qualify a dentist before you spend any money on him/her.
Note About Bill Henderson
Bill Henderson is the author of three books on natural cancer treatment. You can learn more about him at his website:
Bill also has three radio show transcripts which mention cavitations:
Bill is available for telephone “coaching” if you feel you need it after you read his “Cancer-Free” book. The procedure is at the “Coaching” page at his website. Be sure to sign up for his free monthly newsletter while you are there.
A Test To Help Determine Whether Dental Infections Apply In Your Case
It is strongly recommended that anyone who is concerned about dental cavitations get a "thermograph" which extends from the top of the mouth all the way to the waist and to where their cancer originated.
If their mouth has significant red blobs it is almost a certainty their cancer was caused by dental cavitations. This is especially true if there is a thin red line from the mouth to where the cancer is originated. This thin line may be the spreading of the infection via the lymph system, but we (at the Independent Cancer Research Foundation) don't have enough evidence yet as to exactly how the infection and toxins travel.
The cost of these thermographs varies from city to city, but will probably average about $300.
A Superb Resource Book For More Information
Cancer is just one of the health conditions which can be caused by dental issues. Alzheimers, other emotional issues, heart disease, arthritis and a host of other health conditions can be caused by dentists.
There is an absolutely superb book on the issues Bill Henderson talks about above. Not only does it go into great detail on all the relevant issues, but it also explains several options on how to find a dentist in your area who is qualified to deal with infections and toxins which are in the teeth and jawbone and which are the cause of many health issues.
These dentists can also diagnose what kind of problems you have in your mouth.
The name of this 53 page book is The Secret Poison In Your Mouth - Banish the hidden cause of cancer, heart disease and arthritis, by M. L. Sarlin. For more information about the book see: