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Root Canal Cover-Up [Paperback]

George E. Meinig
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Root Canal Cover-up Feb. 6 2011
By Jared
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Really important and true science-based information. There are dentists who will no longer pull teeth even if the patient is experiencing severe pain. Instead, they send him/her off to see a root canal specialist. This book gives moral support to those who do not wish to have a root canal. A root canal is a "radical procedure." I was told by a dentist that books such as this one are "fringe science." No, it is the root canal that is fringe science. By way of comparison, suppose a man has a pain in his leg and goes to see a bone specialist. The bone specialist says, "not to worry," we will drill a hole in the bottom of your foot. Then, we will take a round rasp file and remove most of the bone marrow from your leg bone. Then, we will use 5% sodium hypochlorite (regular bleach) to kill off any bone marrow that remains and to disinfect. Then, using a long tube, we will rinse and dry the inside of your leg bone. Then, we will fill up the inside of your leg bone with latex door and window caulking. Then, we will use a big round cork to plug the hole in the bottom of your foot and you'll be happy for the rest of you life (such as it is and whatever's left of it). To a bacterium, a tooth is as good as a leg bone. It is when we are older, with less robust immune systems, that these root canals can produce serious and even fatal diseases. And remember, Isaac Newton's calculus and Albert Einstein's relativity were "fringe science" in the beginning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crucial Reading! Wonderful Expose ! Oct. 22 2013
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Very valuable reading! Shows how so-called "root canals" are actually 100% bacteria-breeding cesspools in the mouth, which produce disease in other parts of the body. My "holistic" dentist also recommends this (she has a copy, too). Shows how commercial dentistry today is more concerned with "Drill-And-Bill" dentistry (i.e. "tell him he needs a root canal, then drill, then bill $2,000 for a root canal/endodontic with a crown"). That's bad enough, but after the tooth is dead (which ALL root canals are), the usual blood cirdculation is cut off in that tooth (which was previously alive and enjoyed normal blood circulation). The result? Bacteria take up housekeeping. Congratulations! You've got a septic cesspool in your mouth -- which can produce rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and others. READ THIS !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Mouth/Bad Mouth March 23 2013
By GDR
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Everyone should read this book if they are at all concerned about their health, if i had known about the info in this book long ago i would be in better health today and probably not suffered a heart attack a few years ago. A must read to better health. -GDR
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book for every family April 30 2011
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If you are suffering from any medical condition, read this book.
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This book is a great example of sociology of knowledge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crucial information that has been hidden for too long! Nov. 9 1998
By jaytee@aa.net - Published on Amazon.com
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For anyone suffering from chronic/degenerative disease, this reading is a must. Writen by George E. Meinig, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., one of the founding members who started the American Association of Endontists (Root Canal Therapists), the 25 years of root canal research by Dr. Weston Price is finally made public. Thorough coverage of this valuable research, as well as the reasons for its cover-up are made known. Dr. Meinig explains how bacterial infections and the toxins they emit travel from the dentin in the root filled tooth to other parts of the body, causing systemic focal infections. These infections may also originate from gum infections, infected tonsils or tonsil tags, and tooth pocket infections resulting from extractions. Many body organs and systems have been associated with focal infection from root canal bacteria. Many case histories are presented. Some of the ones covered are heart and circulatory, bladder, kidneys, ovaries, testicles, and arthritis. The book is written for the lay person to read with a minimum of technical jargon. Many photographs are also included.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Multitude of Health problems traced back to Root Canal! Feb. 13 2010
By Jen Sylvester Fontenot - Published on Amazon.com
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I stumbled on the site when trying to figure out why I was still having pain from a root canal I had this week. And was incredulous when I realized the complete deterioation of my health started with a root canal 3 years ago. Since then I have diagnosed with a host of rare autoimmune disorders, systemic infections, neurological disorders, tumors, abscesses, with no end in sight. 3 years ago, I was healthy.

The theories represented by George Meining, DDS, on the dangers of root canal therapy, is extremely interesting. The logic, research and documentation supporting his perspectives is compelling. It is almost too simple not to have been given significant consideration by health care professionals and diagnositics decades ago.

I enjoyed 20+ years of decay free checkups, due to what I considered my vigilant bi-annual teeth cleanings. Then in 2003, I had 5 cavities. In 2004, I needed crowns on 4 teeth. In 2005, all 4 of these crowned teeth required root canals.

Finally, in Jun 2006, after a simple dental procedure, I began experiencing severe pain. For 7 days, I called my dentist daily and then started going to his office telling him the pain was excruciating and to do something to make it stop. He had X-rayed the tooth prior to the procedure the previous Wednesday, and said the tooth was fine. And in fact it did "Look" okay. There was no swelling, the gums weren't red, yet the pain was unbearable.

Then as suddenly as it started, the pain stopped. I looked in the mirror and the left side of my face was so swollen I could barely see out of my left eye.

Two hours later, I was being X-rayed by Dr Tony Rainwater, an Endodontist, (and a really great guy). He said I had a really bad abscess at the root of my tooth, which had eaten through the bone, and the infection was now spreading through my face. I was deathly ill for weeks, while I was treated with antibiotics and steroids. After 4 weeks, the infection had cleared up enough for him to perform a 2nd Root Canal. My regular dentist had missed a chamber during the first root canal a few months earlier, and the remaining pulp had become infected.

I never fully recovered. For the next 8 months, I began contracting one infection after another. Each one more severe and lasting longer than the one before. Until finally, I collapsed in the office of my family physcian. X-Rays showed double Pneumonia and a nasal swab indicated the flu (the second time in 4 months). I was hospitalized for 5 weeks. When one infection cleared, I'd go home a couple of days and then be rushed back with increasingly more serious and contagious infections. I was finally put in isolation after testing positive for VRE and MIRSA.

On June 1, 2007, exactly one year, after the infamous Root Canal, I was diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency.

Dr Elizabeth Borrero, my Infectious Disease doctor, said adult onset IgM Immune Deficiency was extremely rare. And in her 20 year career she had never seen nor read of it. It runs in families and is usually diagnosed before the age of 5, I was 53 years old at diagnosis.

Now today, three years after the first abscess and four days after a 5th Root Canal, I am reading an article with seemingly "valid documentation of systemic illnesses resulting from latent infections lingering in filled roots."

I was a founding officer with an executive level position, in a bank that I loved and had helped build into a $1 billion dollar franchise over a 22 year period. I was now too sick to work and ended up taking early retirement to try to focus on my health.

I have been taking IVIG treatments every two weeks for the past 30 months. The treatments are expensive, time consuming, and have debilitating side effects. But they have been successful at reducing the number of infections I get, their frequency and severity. And most importantly they have significantly reduced the number of hospital stays each year.

But, I am still plagued with a host of infections and autoimmune diseases. During the past 12 months alone, I was rushed to the Emergency Room with breathing difficulties. A CT Scan revealed two six-centimeter pulmonary masses. A Biopsy performed by a Thoracic Surgeon diagnosed the masses as Sarcoidosis, which is treatable with steroids. Unfortunately, I cannot take steroids, since being diagnosed with Diabetes the previous year.

My Infectious Disease doctor, refered my to a Neurologist for EMG and Nerve Conduction Testing, after I complained that I suffered at night with extreme pain in both legs and that I was losing the feeling in my right foot. The test results were abnormal and given a diagnosis of Diffuse Sensory and Motor Polyneuropathy.

For 52 years, I had enjoyed a full and active life. I've been married to my collage sweetheart for 35 years, we've raised 3 beautiful children and have begun reaping the rewards of grandchildren. We traveled, camped, cooked, entertained, worked, gardened, hunted, fished and read.

Today, I am not well enough to drive, do my own grocery shopping, or even take a walk. Most of my outings are for medical treatments or testing. I've become a mere spectator of the life that was once lived large.

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"All of the "building up" done to try to enhance the patient's ability to fight infections -to strengthen their immune system - is only a holding action. Many patients won't be well until the source of infection - the root canal tooth - is removed."

It is almost unimaginable that the horrors I've endured these past three years, could have been prevented, by simply pulling a tooth instead of having a root canal. I have forwarded this research to my Infectious Disease doctor, to discuss at my next appointment.

Dental Schools should be held accountable. Instead of teaching the young dentists of today and tomorrow to be mere technicians who work to save dead teeth, they should aspire to educate these young professionals that they are "Healers" and that they are their patients first line of defense. The decisions they make in developing a treatment plan for their patients can either enrich or greatly diminish the lives and future health of their patients

Case Studies, should be reported, and fed to the media.

Hopefully, armed with this information, and the help of an enlightend Endodontist, I can one day, be a success story that may save another wife, mother, or daughter from becoming a spectator instead of a participant in their own lives.
247 of 264 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is GOOD SCIENCE March 12 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Unlike the second reviewer from Boston, who from his comments exposes the fact that he/she probably only glanced through the book without reading it carefully, I think this book is a GREAT SCIENTIFIC ADVANCE. The millions of bacteria living in dental tubules of a root canal treated dead tooth (the tooth without living roots is dead since it has no blood supply) do not cause any external pain symptoms. These bacteria get no oxygen (since blood is absent) and so their adapted metabolism produces very harmful toxins continuously damaging important organs of the body. I would suggest this reviewer to read some politics behind how the dental associations were created in order to eliminate any responsibility dentists had for protecting human body versus protecting dead teeth. Most dentists are trained and paid to be teeth savers and somewhat innocently end up becoming body killers. They don't know what they are doing, just like the pawns of any systematic hierarchy where the leadership defines the agenda, and makes the pawns serve its interests. The words "Science" and "Prophecy" are much abused by the establishment in order to spread fear among the curious population. I found no prophecies in this book. I only found good, responsible, and non-political Science at its best. And finally, I am no high school drop-out inventing conspiracy theories. I have a Ph.D. in my field and I have investigated the dental profession by reading many journal articles, lawsuit information, and books.
74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EVERYONE needs to read this book June 4 2008
By Snoodely - Published on Amazon.com
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Certainly, anyone with root canals in their mouths, or anyone contemplating getting a root canal needs to read this book. But prepare yourself: You may never trust your dentist again.

On the other hand, you may discover the cause of your "mysterious" illness, and learn how to cure it. Meinig explains why root canals cause so many puzzling illnesses, and how removing your root-canaled teeth may cure those same illnesses. To put it concisely: ALL root canaled teeth are infected. And the very nasty bacteria causing those infections migrate to other parts of the body causing everything from cancer to multiple sclerosis. If you don't believe me, read the book and study the extensive documentation.

Meinig is not making this stuff up. He used to not only be an endodontist (a dentist specializing in root canals), but he helped found the American Association of Endodontists. To his great credit, Dr. Meinig had an open enough mind to let in information contrary to what he had been taught. He has thoroughly researched this information, not only convincing himself of the damage caused by root canals, but compelling him to write this book for us.

But, if you decide to have your root-canaled teeth pulled after studying this book, know that only a properly-educated dentist will know how to extract the root-canaled teeth so that the infection is entirely eradicated. I recommend you contact any one (or all) of the following organizations for a list of qualified dentists in your area:

Huggins Applied Healing -- 866-948-4638
The Environmental Dental Association -- 800-388-8124
The International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine -- iabdm.org
talkinternational.com

The dental schools and the American Dental Association do not have your best interests at heart. They have been causing illness, suffering, and death by refusing to acknowledge the damage done by conventional dental practices. Unfortunately, we therefore must educate ourselves. I recommend starting with this book and Robert Kulacz's excellent book, "The Roots of Disease." Your research may cause you cynicism and even anger when you learn what our dentists have been doing to us all these years -- and how much it will cost to UN-do their damage -- but take heart knowing that at least the damage CAN be un-done. I wish you good luck and good healing.
197 of 216 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Root Canal - Health Problems - Read This Book! Aug. 19 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought root canals were routine, until I lost my health. Dr. Meinig's book came out, after I had been battling health problems for 3 years. Doctors would not believe me, when I told them that I thought the root canal was my problem. Dr. Meinig's book showed evidence that it very well could be. Anyone who has a root canal or has been told that they need one, should read this book and be made aware of the dangers. I for one am very grateful to Dr. Meinig for making this information available to the public. Because of the information that was made available, I had the tooth pulled and my health improved tremendously.
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