Relationship Between Root Canals and Cancer

December 15, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

Based on the American Cancer Society’s 1999 statistics:

  • 1 in 2 American men will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 3 American women will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.

When the symptoms of cancer are gone, the patient is said to be in “remission”. When a cancer patient gets cancer AFTER they have gone into remission, it is called “regression”.

There are four main reasons a cancer patient can go into regression:

First, they quit their cancer treatment before their cancer was completely cured, or the treatment was not effective. 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.

Third, people go into regression for unknown causes.

The fourth reason people go into regression: possibly due to Dental Work. 

So what’s in your mouth that can affect your general health?

According to the World Health Organization, amalgams are a prime source of mercury exposure. Over 180 million Americans have Hg fillings. Each amalgam can release between 3 to 17mcg of Hg/day. The mercury released forms methyl mercury, which is absorbed through the oral tissues and air passages, transported to the brain and other body tissues. A single dental amalgam filling releases as much as 15 micrograms of mercury per day. The average individual has eight amalgam fillings, and can absorb up to 120 micrograms of mercury each day. In contrast eating mercury tainted seafood will expose you to 2.3 micrograms per day, which is enough for scientists to call for a world wide warning.

In 1991 Germany’s Health Ministry recommended to the German Dental Association that no further amalgam fillings be placed in children, pregnant woman and people with kidney disorders.

Sweden has banned mercury amalgam fillings, effective January 1997, after determining that at least 250,000 Swedes have immune and other health disorders related to the mercury in their teeth.

Denmark has banned amalgams since 1999. 

Candidiasis, Muscle Spasms, Chronic Fatigue, Allergies, Asthma, Recurrent Infections and Skin Irritations are some of the problems that have cleared up after mercury is removed. Increased memory and better sleep have also been frequent benefits. Here is what congress passed on November 5, 2001: 

The Mercury in Dental Fillings Disclosure and Prohibition Act

“Mercury is an acute neuro-toxin. It is the most toxic radioactive element and the most volatile heavy metal…”


No amalgam for children under 18, pregnant or nursing mothers. 

Health warning for all

A phase out of all amalgam in five years.

Mercury is still being used today.  The Mercury Removal Protocol can be found at

Here are some notes from The Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.

The Relationship Between Root Canals and Cancer

When a person in the United States has a toothache, due to an infection in the tooth, the nerve is usually infected. The canal where the nerve resides is cleaned out and filled with various materials.

This is called a “root canal.” Root canals are a safe haven for microbes; since 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 where 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 re-infect the person!

Maybe you don’t link cancer with oral health, but it’s a well-known fact that oral health affects way more than just your mouth.

70 to 80 percent of cancer patients have root canals. Dr. Thomas Rau, M.D., Director of the world famous Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, says that 147 out of 150 breast cancer patients at Paracelsus  clinic had root-canal infected teeth.

Every cancer patient at this renowned clinic sees a dentist to determine if any dental problems need to be fixed.

If a root canal is a contributing factor of someone’s cancer it seems fair to say that we should focus on getting rid of the root canal. Otherwise, cancer can come back. 

When cancer patients get their root canals removed, they improve faster-almost 100 percent.

If you kill the microbes everywhere in the organism, 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. When the root canal tooth was removed, in many cases, the human patient was quickly cured.

According to Dr. Mercola, “The Weston Price conclusions (i.e. that there is no safe way to do a root canal filling) are on 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.  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 integrative cancer treatments, but the cancer comes back again and again.

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 multiple factors including a unique profile of toxic elements, along with a unique profile of parasites (complex organisms, bacteria, and viruses).

Viruses, yeast, fungus, mold, and bacteria cause a host of diseases. To cure these diseases these microbes must be neutralized throughout the organism so the immune system can restore the body to its normal state.

When a person gets a root canal they create the perfect breeding 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 particularly in the dentin tubules) and set up a safe and comfortable home. 

After they breed inside the root canal (dentin tubules) they can then spread out into the organism of the host. (3) 

This is from another study: Presence of fungus in the root canal and tip of a root-filled tooth.  Note the two clusters of microorganisms located between the dentinal wall (D) and the root filling (arrows). Inset is an electron microscopic view of the organisms. (4)

What Can You Do?

The ideal solution is to have root canals AND all dental amalgam removed from the organism, along with chelation therapy. New materials have to be non-toxic and non-reactive, such as porcelain


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