Hidden Root Canal Information


With all the information available but mostly dispensed regarding root canal treatments, a dentist friend of mine sent me a questionnaire/consent form that the majority of root canal practitioners never reveal.

The following paragraphs are listed separately on the form and each paragraph must have the patients acknowledgement otherwise the procedure will not be administered.

Perhaps this is why you will never see this form if it gets in the way of the Almighty Sign – $$$.

Root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment involves removing the nerve tissue (called pulp) located in the center of the tooth and its root or roots (called the root canal). Treatment involves creating an opening through the biting surface of the tooth to expose the remnants of the pulp, which then are removed. Medications may be used to sterilize the interior of the tooth to prevent further infection. Root canal treatment may relieve symptoms such as pain and discomfort.

Each empty root canal that can be located is filled. Occasionally, a post is also inserted into the canal to help restore the tooth. The opening in the tooth is closed with a temporary filling. At a later appointment, a crown may be placed. It is a separate dental procedure not included in this discussion.

Twisted, curved, accessory, or blocked canals may prevent removal of all inflamed or infected pulp. Since leaving any pulp in the root canal may cause your symptoms to continue or worsen, this might require an additional procedure called an apicoectomy. Through a small opening cut in the gums and surrounding bone, any infected tissue is removed and the root canal is sealed. An apicoectomy may also be required if your symptoms continue and the tooth does not heal.

Once the root canal treatment is completed, it is essential to return promptly to begin the next step in treatment. Because a temporary seal is designed to last only a short time, failing to return as directed to have the tooth sealed permanently with a crown or filling can lead to other problems such as deterioration of the seal, resulting in decay, infection, gum disease, fracture, and the possible premature loss of the tooth.

Root canal treatment is intended to allow you to keep your tooth for a longer time, which will help to maintain your natural bite and the healthy functioning of your jaws. This treatment has been recommended to relieve the symptoms of the diagnosis described above.

I understand that following treatment I may experience bleeding, pain, swelling, and discomfort for several days, which may be treated with antibiotics. I will immediately contact the office if conditions worsen or if I experience fever, chills, sweats, or numbness.

I understand that I may receive a local anesthetic and/or other medication. In rare instances patients have a reaction to the anesthetic, which may require emergency medical attention, or find that it reduces their ability to control swallowing. This increases the chance of swallowing foreign objects during treatment. Depending on the anesthesia and medications administered, I may need a designated driver to take me home. Rarely, temporary or permanent nerve injury can result from an injection.

I understand that all medications have the potential for accompanying risks, side effects, and drug interactions. Therefore, it is critical that I tell my dentist of all medications I am currently taking, which are: (refer back to office registration form).

I understand that holding my mouth open during treatment may temporarily leave my jaw feeling stiff and sore and may make it difficult for me to open wide for several days. However, this can occasionally be an indication of a further problem. I must notify your office if this or other concerns arise.

I understand that occasionally a root canal instrument may break off in a root canal that is twisted, curved, or blocked with calcium deposits. Depending on its location, the fragment may be retrieved or it may be necessary to seal it in the root canal (these instruments are made of sterile, non-toxic surgical stainless steel, so this usually causes no harm). It may also be necessary to necessary to perform an apicoectomy, as described above, to seal the root canal.

I understand that during treatment the root canal filling material may extrude out the root canal into the surrounding bone and tissue. Occasionally, an apicoectomy mat be necessary for retrieving the filling material and sealing the root canal.

I understand teeth that receive root canal treatment may be more prone to cracking and breaking over time, which may require removal and replacement with a bridge, partial denture or implant. In some cases, root canal treatment may not relieve all symptoms. The presence of gum disease (periodontal disease) can increase the chance of losing a tooth even though root canal treatment was successful.

I understand that root canal treatment may not relieve my symptoms and I may need my tooth extracted.

I understand that if I do not have root canal treatment, my discomfort may continue and I may face the risk of a serious, potentially life-threatening infection, abscesses in the teeth and bone surrounding my teeth and eventually, the loss of my tooth and/or adjacent teeth.

I understand that depending on my diagnosis, alternatives to root canal treatment may exist, which involve other disciplines in dentistry. Extracting my tooth is the most common alternative to root canal treatment. It may require replacing the extracted tooth with a removable or fixed bridge or an artificial tooth called an implant. I have asked my dentist about the alternative and associated expenses. My questions have been answered to my satisfaction regarding the procedures, their risks, benefits, and costs.

No guarantee or assurance has been given to me by anyone that the proposed treatment or surgery will cure or improve the condition(s) listed above.

I consent to the root canal treatment as described above by Dr. —–.

I refuse to give my consent for the proposed treatment as described above.

I have been informed of and accept the consequences if no treatment is administered.

I attest that I have discussed the risks, benefits, consequences, and alternatives with __________ (patient’s name) who has had the opportunity to ask questions, and I believe my patient understands what has been explained.

Here’s the short version:

Root canals cause the tooth to rot and emit toxins. While the tooth is intact the toxins proliferate the body. If one is lucky enough to have the showing tooth break, the toxins will have the opportunity to come out of the body. A root canal is a temporary fix, eventually leading to extraction and a partial bridge if need be. So, if a tooth needs root canal work, have it pulled and explore your options. That will eliminate needless toxins in your body.

Yeah, yeah, if the tooth can be saved for a while, why not? Do you really want toxic poison circulating throughout your body until you eventually go through the extraction process?

About implants:

Dental implants are metal screws, typically of titanium, that are surgically inserted into the jaw to act as an anchor for a replacement tooth (the crown). While titanium is often described as a metal that doesn’t react with tissues, there is evidence to suggest otherwise. The Bristol Wear Debris Team found that debris from joint replacements made from metals such as titanium, nickel, chrome and cobalt had worked their way into the liver, spleen, lymph nodes and bone marrow (J Bone Joint Surg, 1994; 76B: 701-12).

Dental implant surgery is very intrusive and, while surgical techniques for the procedure have improved the success rate, complications can arise. These include peri-implantitis, a bacterial inflammation that can lead to jawbone loss; nerve damage; hematoma (blood clot) in the floor of the mouth, causing possible airways obstruction; and sinusitis (Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal, 2004; 9 [suppl]: 63-9; 69-74; Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants, 2004; 19: 731-4; Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod, 2001; 92: 597-600; J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 1992; 50: 285-7).

The bottom line: find a holistic dentist opposed to fluoridation, implants and root canals. They are very rare but they are out there. Try a search for IABDM – International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine and/or HAD – Holistic Dental Association.


About Hesh:

I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called “Health Talk”.
In 2007 I was “forced” to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials. They do not call in anymore.

Going to www.healthtalkhawaii.com enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition, I espouse an organic vegan diet for optimum health.

I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big pHarma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, the public health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the tricks.

After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child I developed asthma. After taking the organic sulfur crystals (they are harvested from the pine trees in Louisiana) in November of 2008 for 3 days my asthma reversed and has not come back in 5 years.

Twenty two cases, so far, of autism have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, joint pain, astigmatism, and gum disease. There are many cases of increased sexual activity, heavy metal and radiation elimination, parasite elimination, free radicals elimination, faster athletic recovery time, increased blood circulation, reduced inflammation, resistance to getting the flu, reduction of wrinkles, allergy reduction, reduced PMS and monthly period pain, nausea, migraines, erectile dysfunction, ALS, and so much more. And it’s only possible because of the oxygen the sulfur crystals release that floods the cells of the body.

The sulfur, as proven by the University of Southampton in England, enables the body to produce vitamin B12 and the essential amino acids. You can find out more about this incredible nutrient also on my website – www.healthtalkhawaii.com -.

My book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”, which has been published. and can be viewed at www.asanediet.com., will explain simply why what you eat, for the most part, is designed to keep you in a state of declining health.

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Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I'd be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would've thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30's.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a "plastic" community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, " let's become vegetarians". I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, "okay"! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, "The Little Kitchen".

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I'll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to "The Little Kitchen". Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, "Let's make a deal. You do our tax return and we'll feed you as well". So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, "Hawaii". Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called," Mr. Natural's". I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at "Mr. Natural's." To make a long story short, that's exactly what happened.

So, I'm working at "Mr. Natural's" and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle - it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka'anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn't really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that's exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I'm asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn't thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, "You expected anything less"? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, 'enchilada's at "Natural's" tonight'. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That's when they found out I was an accountant and "Down to Earth" was born. "Down to Earth" became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD's that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii's premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She said," If you want to be with me you've got to stop working on naked women". So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a "chicken" or "egg" or "fish" or "pig" or "cow" was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.