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Chronic Dental Infections and Their Toxicity

An Overview by Ilse Marie Issels

In the western civilized world nearly everybody is confronted with dental problems some time in their life. In an understandable desire to preserve as many teeth as possible, to maintain the masticatory apparatus for health and cosmetic reasons, attempts are made to save teeth that are in fact lost.

Dental infections and their toxicity.There is a widespread conviction that the sterile evacuation of the pulp of the root canal of the tooth followed by the refilling of the root canal is possible without any health risk. However, the dentinal canal does not end in just one opening that can be sealed. Instead, it resembles a tree with many branches that penetrate the tooth's body in all directions.

The Metabolic Interchange at the Tooth Level

Researchers have established that there is a lively metabolic interchange between the interior and exterior environment of the tooth, and that this two-way process takes place along many thousands of hyperfine, capillary canals joining the pulp cavity to the exterior surface of the tooth.

  • The structure of the root canal makes the elimination of all dead pulp tissue, sterilization and filling of all the dentinal and capillary canals impossible.

  • The microbes found within these dentinal and capillary canals of root canal treated teeth produce toxins that can no longer be evacuated into the mouth as the tooth is sealed. They are drained away through the cross-connections of the dentinal and capillary canals into the marrow of the jawbone. From there they are conveyed to the tonsils and the flow systems of the body reaching all cells and organs.

  • The most dangerous of the toxins found in root canal treated teeth are the thio-ethers which are closely related to mustard gas and other poisonous gases.

These toxic substances seeping out of root canal filled teeth can damage enzymes of the body cells that are essential for their proper functioning. The resulting impairment of the body's regulatory and defense mechanisms can contribute to many immune disorders and chronic degenerative diseases, as well as cancer.

Moreover, many of the chemical imbalances found in patients are due to the reactions to toxic substances in the mouth. These include amalgam fillings that contain a high amount of mercury, non-precious metal crowns, beryllium, aluminum, and other metals found in fillings, bridges and braces.

Your Health and Dental Fillings

  • Amalgam dental fillings contain from 48% to 55% mercury, 33% to 35 % silver and various amounts of copper, tin, zinc and other metals.

  • Dental healthMercury is a powerful poison that migrates in the human body for up to five years. It is more toxic than lead, cadmium and arsenic.

  • Mercury, even in small amounts, can damage the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, all endocrinal glands, blood cells, enzymes and hormones, and suppress the immune functions.

  • Mercury vapor is continually released from dental amalgam fillings. This process can be increased by chewing, brushing, and drinking hot liquids. Mercury vapor has been shown to settle in brain tissue.

  • Mercury poison is linked to birth defects in newborns, as it can pass the placental membrane in pregnant women.

  • Bacteria in the mouth and intestinal tract mix with mercury to form methyl mercury, a substance 100 times more toxic. Mercury causes the normal intestinal flora to become mercury resistant and antibiotic resistant.

  • 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 also been found to be detrimental to health. In predisposed patients, exposure to nickel can be a contributory factor in the development of cancer of the lungs, nasal passages and larynx.

The optimal strategy to prevent and fight non-responsive health conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, Lou Gehrig's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sjoegren's Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and last buy not least cancer, calls for the elimination of all sizable toxic substances.

Revised and Published in 2012


Root Canals – The Inside Story, by Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS.
Uninformed Consent, by Hal A. Huggins, DDS, MS and Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D., 1998.
Cancer: A Second Opinion, by Josef M. Issels, M.D., 1999 Avery Publishing Group, N.Y.

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