A Dental Wake-up Call

A Dental Wake-up CallWould you keep a dead finger attached to you? "Of course not," I replied. "It would get infected, and I could get septic and die." "Then why would you keep a dead tooth in your mouth?" This is the conversation that happened as I sat in the dental chair this past week. My search to get my own health back has led me to the dental chair to remove my root canal that has been slowly poisoning my body. I knew I was toxic; I could not figure out the cause. It has been over 20 years since I removed my mercury fillings. I knew it was not a good idea to have metal in my mouth, so I made sure there was no metal in my root canals.

I now find that I did not truly understand the true potential dangers of root canals. When one of my root canals went bad, I started researching if I should have it re-done or extracted. I ran across an article that talked about a groundbreaking research by a Dr. Price. To treat a woman in a wheelchair with crippling arthritis, he had her remove a root canal that was showing no obvious signs of infection. After removing the tooth, he implanted it under the skin of a rabbit to see if the rabbit would develop a disease similar to that of the patient. The rabbit developed the same crippling arthritis as the patient. On the other hand, the patient made a complete recovery from her arthritis after the extraction. Further experimentation showed that the toxins from the infection were all that were necessary to create serious health problems in persons with a weak immune system. I cannot speak to the validity of this article, but I can say it made sense to me and led me to the dental chair of an amazing biological dentist this week. You can read the article for yourself here: http://webpages.charter.net/kyarbrough/secondopinion.htm

The next step was to find someone who knew how to safely remove the root canal to prevent any further complications. I love the law of attraction. I was in my doctor’s office having a thermography, which is a natural alternative to mammography without the radiation. She was talking to the patient about to leave and mentioning the names of several holistic dentists, one right near my home. I quickly wrote down the name of the dentist.

I sat there in awe at the efficiency and thoroughness of the dental practice. They measured the voltage of my crowns explaining that the metal can act as an antennae which suppresses the immune system and can keep extractions from healing properly. Then they took a slide of my saliva after not brushing for 24 hours. I watched on a big computer screen as we looked for moving bacteria and pathogens we would have to treat before extracting the teeth where they could be introduced into the blood stream. The next step was using an instrument to measure the biocompatibility of the various dental materials to “my body.” I now understand that to safely remove the root canal, everything has to be done in the correct sequence to allow for a safe and healthy recovery.

I feel very fortunate to have found a biological dentist I can trust. If you would like to see a biological dentist, you should start your search by asking people you trust or inquire at your local health food store. I found the following links in an article “Has the Dental Work in Your Mouth Turned You Into a Walking Antenna?" by Lina Garcia, DDS, DMD.

•Consumers for Dental Choice
•International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine (IABDM)
•Dental Amalgam Mercury Solutions (DAMS). E-mail them at dams@usfamily.net or call 651-644-4572651-644-4572 for an information packet.
•Huggins Applied Healing. You'll need to fill out a form, and they will connect with you to find a suitable dentist in your area.
•Holistic Dental Association
•International Association of Mercury Safe Dentists

For the next few weeks I am taking specific supplements to strengthen my immune system and doing oil pulling. Oil pulling is a very simple Ayurveda-based process that works to rid the body of unwanted chemicals and toxins. Once the toxins are removed, cleaner teeth and fresher breath are not the only benefit; many chronic bodily conditions can resolve. It is important to note that it may take up to 30 days to see results. The only cost is a bottle of cold pressed sesame oil, baking soda, and salt. As my dear friend Bethlyn always says, “Might help; can’t hurt.” Check out oil pulling for yourself.

My hope in sharing this information with you is to help someone get well that has metal or root canals causing them problems, or prevent someone else from developing these problems.

In love and light,



Author: Debra Kahnen, RN, ND, is the CEO of Life Mastery LLC. With over three decades of healthcare experience—as both a nursing leader in the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas and as a naturopath focusing on wellness—her view is radically different. Debra is a renowned expert in stress management and wellness. She helps people improve their health and emotional well-being to allow for more peace, joy, and personal satisfaction. Get a free special short video eCourse, "Take back control of your life NOW!, so you can experience more balance and ease in your life.

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