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How many root canals have you had ? Before you have any more, please read the following report. It may shock you to learn that bacteria produced inside your capped dead tooth can kill you and potentially cause a myriad of degenerative diseases--did I hear cancer?

The 3 1/2 Year Success of 'Root Canal Cover-Up'

By George E. Meinig, DDS, FACD

[Editor's Note: Dr. Meinig's Root Canal Cover-Up describes the extensive and meticulous root canal research of Dr. Weston A. Price, carried out over a period of 25 years. Originally published in two massive volumes, totaling 1174 pages, Price's work remained unknown to the world until Dr. Meinig's Root Canal Cover-Up translated Price's scientific findings into layman's terms. The following report describes Price's findings on root canals, and details Dr. Meinig's efforts to make them known to the public.]

          The Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation was organized on
          September 11, 1965, in order to make Dr. Weston A. Price's
          monumental work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration available to
          the public. This book clearly demonstrated to the world that human
          physical degeneration was basically a nutritional problem. The book
          made Dr. Price famous.

          During the last 31 years, the Foundation has reprinted Nutrition and
          Physical Degeneration eight times, in order to meet the growing
          interest in his work.

          The Foundation has also had custodial care of Dr. Price's vast dental
          research data. Documenting his incredible accomplishments are 220
          articles, which can be found in the dental and medical literature,
          along with two additional books. Unfortunately, until recently, Price's
          dental research remained unknown.

          Much of Price's research is contained in two monumental volumes
          entitled Dental Infections Oral & Systemic and Dental Infections
          and the Degenerative Diseases. While these works have long been in
          the PPNF library, it was only just four years ago that the Foundation
          became aware of their importance. These volumes have moldered in
          obscurity because Dr. Price's research was suppressed and buried
          over 70 years ago by the autocratic action of a minority group of
          dentists and physicians who refused to accept the focal infection

          In spite of the thousands of experiments conducted on 5,000 animals,
          and in spite of the thoroughness and excellence of his root canal
          research, all of Price's 25 years of scientific efforts were so well
          covered up that there is hardly a dentist alive today who has ever
          heard about his discoveries.

          When Pat Connolly, our beloved Executive Director, was alerted to the
          importance of these volumes, she brought them to my attention. Pat
          knew of my graduate studies with Professor Edgar Coolidge, the
          foremost root canal teacher and researcher in the world. She knew
          that I was one of 19 dentists that founded the Root Canal
          Association, and that I had a long association with the American
          Association of Endodontists. (Endodontists are specialists in root
          canal therapy.) In fact, my background in nutrition and root canal
          therapy led to my appointment as manager for the new dental office at
          the 20th Century Fox Movie Studio.

          Pat forwarded PPNF's precious copies of the two volumes to me and
          suggested that I review Dr. Price's root canal studies and report back
          to the PPNF Board of Directors my findings and interpretation of his

          I immediately realized, upon reading the volumes, that Dr. Price's
          research was thorough and sound. It was easy to see why he was so
          revered as a dental research specialist.

          The gist of the research and of the thousands of animal studies is this:
          That root-canal-filled teeth always remain infected no matter
          how good they might look or how good they might feel.

          Dr. Price suspected that bacterial infection accompanied many
          degenerative illnesses. In the beginning, he didn't know what bacteria
          were involved or just how they contributed to so many disease
          conditions. But he did recall that in medical practice doctors made
          cultures from the infection site, grew the organism present in a culture
          medium and then injected the bacteria into an animal to see if they
          could reproduce the disease and thereby prove it was the cause of the

          Dr. Price suspected that these infections arose from the teeth. He
          decided to implant an extracted root-filled tooth under the skin of an
          animal. He felt that if bacteria were present and carrying illness, their
          presence in a tooth might offer the same kind of proof physicians
          found when they injected the bacterial culture to produce disease in
          an animal. That is exactly what took place. He found that by implanting
          the root-filled tooth, the disease of the patient was transferred to
          animals. Whatever disease the patient had, the animal with the
          extracted tooth under its skin developed the same disease as the

          In other words, if the patient had heart disease, the animal developed
          heart disease. If he had kidney trouble, disease of the kidney was
          transferred to the animal. If he had a problem in his joints, the
          animals' joints became similarly involved. The principle held true for
          the whole spectrum of human ailments. Whatever the disease, the
          animal would develop that of the patient.

          Most of the time Dr. Price found the bacteria involved were of the
          streptococcus family, but he also found staphylococcus, spirochetes
          and fungi. He found that if a patient had more than one root-canal
          treated tooth, he could actually have a different organism infecting
          each one of the treated teeth. That is the reason some people have
          various ailments from their teeth, all at the same time. In addition,
          infected root canals have a detrimental effect on the immune system,
          causing a number of different illnesses.

          For a long time, Dr. Price had trouble finding out just how the bacteria
          existed in the tooth. His own experience in treating infection present
          in root canals led him to believe that disinfectants controlled the
          organisms. Thousands of experiments proved this assumption to be

          Price discovered that the dentin, which makes up 95 percent of the
          structure of the teeth, was not a solid stone-like mass but consisted of
          very tiny tubules. Undamaged dentin tubules contain a nutrient-dense
          fluid that keeps the teeth alive and healthy. These nutrients are
          supplied daily to each tubule by the artery that accompanies the nerve
          and vein in the root canal. The artery does this in the same way that
          other arteries supply nutrients to every cell of the body.

          When tooth decay spreads and attacks a tooth, it can usually be
          removed by a dentist and the tooth saved with a filling. However, if
          the decay is neglected or not discovered until after it spreads into the
          root canal of the tooth itself, then the nerve and blood vessels become
          infected from the bacteria which are part of the tooth decay process.

          The bacteria easily and rapidly travel the entire root canal and of
          course they easily discover those tubules and their nutrient supply.
          The organisms have, in fact, found a new home, one in which they grow
          and rapidly reproduce.

          Dr. Price's microscope photographs, published along with his research,
          show the dentin tubules with bacteria in them. Although most dentists
          know about dentin tubules, it is only in the last few years that any
          have ever heard of bacteria residing in them. I personally never heard
          or knew about their presence until just four years ago when I saw Dr.
          Price's photographs. Remember that his work containing the photos was
          published way back in 1923!

          You will find these pictures in my book Root Canal Cover-Up, along
          with several recent electron microscope pictures. The electron
          microscope photographs magnify these tubules and bacteria up to
          5,000 times, making the bacteria, which are much smaller than the
          period at the end of this sentence, appear as big as peas in a pod.

          Most dentists are unfamiliar with the presence of bacteria in the
          dentin tubules and are ignorant of the fact that these bacteria escape
          and spread throughout the body, causing a vast number of
          degenerative diseases.

          Your dentist may think that the disinfecting treatment he uses during
          root canal therapy would cause the death of these bacteria. Treatment
          does kill most bacteria in the root canal, but Price found that not one
          of the over 100 disinfectants he studied was capable of penetrating
          the tubules. The same holds true for antibiotics today.

          Some dentists argue that the bacteria die off because the root canal
          filling blocks off their source of nutrients. Unfortunately, this is not
          the case. In fact, the bacteria are capable of mutating and changing
          their form. Price found that the challenge of a changed environment
          actually caused the organisms to become more virile and their toxins
          much more toxic. It will interest you to know that this discovery of Dr.
          Price's was confirmed in recent times by a German oncologist named
          Dr. Josef Issel. He was able to identify these toxins and found them
          to be closely related to the same chemicals used by the Germans in
          World War I to make mustard gas.

          The bacteria which contribute to most of today's diseases no longer
          can be killed by antibiotics because the same polymorphic ability of
          bacteria to mutate, change and adjust that happens in root canals is
          happening to these organisms in response to antibiotics. These bacteria
          are involved in most illnesses.

          How do bacteria -- apparently trapped in the dentin tubules -- escape
          to other parts of the body? There are billions of germs in tubules of
          root canal-treated teeth and those in the vicinity of any of the lateral
          accessory root canals present in all teeth, can escape into them. From
          there they travel into the tooth's surrounding periodontal membrane.
          This is the hard, fibrous membrane that holds the tooth in its bony
          socket and keeps it from falling out.

          The bacteria then spread throughout the periodontal membrane and
          from there it is easy for them to escape into the surrounding bony
          network. Everybody knows that cancer cells can metastasize and break
          away from the main cancer and travel to another gland, organ or
          tissue. Similarly, when bacteria get into the tooth's bony socket, they
          also get into the blood supply of the jaw, allowing them to metastasize
          and travel in the blood vessels to another gland, organ or tissue and
          establish a whole new infection.

          This is called focal infection -- caused when an infection in one part
          of the body travels to another part and sets up a new site of infection.
          The American Association of Endodontists -- which I helped
          organize and which lists me as a life member -- states that they have
          proven over the years that the focal infection theory is invalid. The
          arguments they cite are incorrect. They are based on false

          There are several reasons why they have been misled about this. One is
          the fact that 25 to 30 percent of people seem to get along with
          root-canal-filled teeth for many years without any detrimental
          effects. Dr. Price studied that very problem. He found that those
          people who had no history of degenerative diseases usually had strong
          immune systems which were capable of engulfing any bacteria present
          and prevented them from becoming sick. However, Price found that if
          these same people suffered a severe accident, a bad case of the flu or
          some serious stress problem, their immune systems that had been
          protecting them would become so compromised that they would then
          become ill with a degenerative disease.

          What about the 70 percent of our people who have poorer immune
          systems to start with? Price found -- and we are finding today -- that
          they develop degenerative diseases much sooner, many of them right
          after completion of the root canal treatment.

          The endodontists' efforts to save teeth are desirable and admirable,
          but in their enthusiasm for saving teeth they too often lose the patient.
          They cite numbers of studies that they believe establish the efficacy
          of root canal treatment but they never mention the bacteria in the
          dental tubules. It they want to deny the finding of Dr. Price in this
          regard, it behooves them to come up with peer review research to
          prove his findings are inaccurate. Their assertion that this is "old
          research that has been disproved" is only a statement -- a statement
          without scientific backing.

          In the April 1944 Journal of Endodontics, the message from outgoing
          President Eric J. Hoveland, DDS, MEd, MBA stated that formerly,
          endodontists took great pride in being scientists, but "now it is much
          different." The talk is on new products and "manufacturer led"
          innovations in equipment. Where is the science, the biology? It must
          continue to be the basis for this specialty.

          As I began to present Dr. Price's research about root canals, I had
          hoped that the American Association of Endodontists would take a
          serious look at his discoveries and that they would then initiate
          research to discover how to kill the bacteria in the dentin tubules and
          successfully treat tooth infections. At present, they have failed to
          face these issues. However, numbers of independent-minded dentists
          have been using new and different approaches. Ultrasound, lasers,
          colloidal silver, garlic, Enderlein sanum remedies, nutrition, the French
          calcium oxide treatment and prayer are among the approaches being
          investigated. It is gratifying that people have at last become
          concerned about the extraction of infected teeth and are impatient
          for a better solution. Keep in mind, to be scientific and actually prove
          the safety of any treatment procedure takes time. Such research
          challenges our patience and ability to face the conditions that
          currently confront us.

          For those facing the dilemma of existing root canals, the status of
          one's health and its maintenance is the paramount consideration. The
          effect of dental infection upon one's immune system must be
          considered. People with degenerative disease often live long lives, but
          unfortunately such longevity is marred by suffering and disabilities.
          At the same time, the resulting degenerative diseases do cause many to
          die before their time. This is the main question that one must face in
          considering whether or not to remove root-canal-filled teeth. The
          problem is: How good is our immune system and how long will it be able
          to protect us?

          The spirit of "alternative" or "functional" medicine demands that each
          individual assume responsibility for his own health. In order to do so,
          one must learn everything he can about his problem. If you have a root
          canal or periodontal disease, the best way to gain this information is
          to read and study my report of Dr. Price's research, Root Canal
          Cover-Up, so that you will have sufficient background to assess the
          opinions of doctors and dentists with whom you consult, as they often
          know nothing of research discoveries.

          If you are a professional or are capable of digesting technical data,
          you can contact the PPNF office for copies of Dr. Price's original two

          Having performed root canal therapy for many years, I read Dr.
          Price's two volumes of documentation with utter shock. I became very
          concerned about the millions of people who are suffering illness from
          the infection still present in their root canal-filled teeth.

          I worried about how PPNF would ever find someone with sufficient
          background to adequately bring the subject to the public and to health
          professionals. It would have been easy enough to make copies of Dr.
          Price's two volumes available to health professionals alone, but such
          an approach would have ensured that Dr. Price's research remained
          obscure. The public had to be told.

          Because of my 30-year service with PPNF, as well as my extensive
          professional background, it seemed that I was the logical person to
          take on the task of informing the public and medical profession about
          Dr. Price's root canal research discoveries. It wasn't an easy decision
          as it was obvious that anyone doing so would risk alienating many
          colleagues and friends, and would certainly invite resentment and
          anger. On the other hand, I knew that many were ill because of these
          dental and oral infections. In dwelling on their plight, I began to
          realize that I was being given an opportunity, a calling, and a privilege
          to inform people everywhere of the relevance of Dr. Price's work to
          the state of their personal health.

          On June 25, 1993, the first edition came off the press. It sold out in
          seven months. During that time, I learned much more about the problem
          of jawbone cavitation infections that often occur where infected
          teeth have been previously extracted. Therefore, I rewrote Chapter
          24 for the second edition, and made some other minor changes. The
          title was shortened and the cover changed. This somewhat larger
          printing sold out in one year. In April of 1996, our fourth printing
          came off the press.

          Book publishers and authors tell us that this is a very good record for
          a self-published book. In 1996, 1 gave lectures to 21 organizations
          (mostly medical, dental and other health professionals) and was
          interviewed on 28 radio and two television stations. These
          appearances have been a great boost to book sales.

          The word about the serious side effects of root canal therapy is
          getting out. Those who have been suffering from these infections are
          talking. Three years ago, the Root Canal Association stated that there
          are 20 million root canals being treated each year. The logical
          conclusion is that a high percentage of our current degenerative
          disease epidemic can be laid at the door of the cover-up of Dr. Price's
          research over 70 years ago.

          You are all aware that many of the great medical discoveries
          sometimes take years and years of research to locate the organism
          causing the disease. In almost all cases it is one organism causing one

          Dr. Price found that at least 20 organisms were responsible for
          infections in the teeth. These 20 organisms caused not one disease but
          numbers of oral and dental illnesses. But more importantly these germs
          are responsible for an enormous number of medical diseases
          manifesting in other parts of the body. These discoveries of Dr. Price
          greatly overshadow any single medical disease discovered by other
          physicians. Dr. Price should have received the Nobel Price for all his
          discoveries, but that eluded him when his work was covered up.

          In the hours and hours of time I have spent with the studies of the
          work of that genius, I have concluded that Dr. Weston Price's
          25-year root canal research ranks as one of the greatest
          discoveries in the history of medicine.

          Further Reading on Dr. Meinig...

          Read the eye-opening Interview with Dr. Meinig and Dr. Michael LaMarch from
          the Laura Lee Show, 'Dangerous Microbes': Part One  |  Part Two

          Click here to obtain Dr. Meinig's book, Root Canal Cover-Up. Click
          here to purchase Dr. Price's book Nutrition and Physical
          Degeneration is available for $19.95.

          More on Root Canals:  Do I Really Need A Root Canal?
          More on alternatives to root canals and articles on oral health.

          This information is presented by the OraMedia web site for dental self sufficiency, based on the works of Dr. Robert O. Nara.  More information on preventive
dentistry and proper oral health care can be found by clicking here.

          Two of Dr. Nara's books, "Money by the Mouthful - what you should know about the health of your mouth and body... that no doctor is going to tell you!" and "How to Become Dentally Self Sufficient" are also available from the OraMedia site.

          Both books are available via email as a package and should be read together to get a good understanding of how to save 'dental dollars' as well as how to save your teeth and gums from 'inevitable' decay and loss.

          The OraMedia site also offers hard-to-locate products for use in your new oral health program from home.  It is suggested, however, that the reader study the material from Dr. Nara's books and the material published at  the OraMedia site (and other preventive
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