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Old 11-09-2015, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Dr. Thomas Levy discusses a topic from his recent book on root canals. Find out why he thinks the common procedure can be very dangerous and can actually lead to serious health problems down the road. He mentions some interesting studies and examples that might make you think before getting a root canal


https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=OxJsTKL_laY
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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didn't watch the vid, but there are dentists who say it's better to pull the tooth, than have a root canal. Because contrary to what conventional dentists say, they can't completely disinfect the area, so gunk can get sealed in there and fester over years. Of course the best is to take care of your teeth, to minimize the chances of needing a root canal someday.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:26 PM
 
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didn't watch the vid, but there are dentists who say it's better to pull the tooth, than have a root canal. Because contrary to what conventional dentists say, they can't completely disinfect the area, so gunk can get sealed in there and fester over years. Of course the best is to take care of your teeth, to minimize the chances of needing a root canal someday.
Many root canals have nothing to do with how you take care of your teeth. Many root canals are the result of an infection that happens inside the root without starting from a cavity or other external damage.

Pull the tooth. Then what? A bridge that requires injury to both adjacent teeth? Leave a gap or maybe a partial? May medical procedures are horrific to watch. Take hip surgery for example. You'd think that it was outdoor construction work going on. How can drilling out the nerve and going that deep into a tooth look like anything other than messy and terrible? I'm just saying that there are few medical procedures that from a video look nice and clean. Take a colonoscopy for example. Who in their right mind would think that was anything but unclean and ripe for introducing who knows what into the body?
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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The general theory of dentistry is to preserve the natural tooth whenever possible. Root canals are an effective aspect to this theory. An extraction can lead to a lot of issues that are potentially harmful and costly.

The root canal is the safest bet.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:38 PM
 
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I think prophet is mistaken. It should have read a root canal can lead to a lot of issues that are potentially harmful and costly.
An extraction is the safest bet.

I'm not against root canals but these dentists are looking out for their wallet more then you're health. I would bet for every extraction to root canal, extractions are going to have less health issues. Not only that but a root canal with crown is over 1k. An extraction is $100.

There are many reasons to yay or nay and to each their own but the above poster gave the wrong info to base that decision on.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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I think prophet is mistaken. It should have read a root canal can lead to a lot of issues that are potentially harmful and costly.
An extraction is the safest bet.

I'm not against root canals but these dentists are looking out for their wallet more then you're health. I would bet for every extraction to root canal, extractions are going to have less health issues. Not only that but a root canal with crown is over 1k. An extraction is $100.

There are many reasons to yay or nay and to each their own but the above poster gave the wrong info to base that decision on.
There is no reason to argue with conspiracy theorists such as this, since they hear everything through biased ears. Everything is a scam and everyone is out to get them. Trust nobody. Don't trust the guy that went to dental school, but do trust strangers on the internet. What a way to go through life. There are financial incentives either way. Yes, a root canal cost money. But replacing the tooth with a bridge, removable partial, or implant is similarly expensive.
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