Biological dentistry takes into account a person’s entire state of physical and emotional health. Holistic dentists use natural therapies (often in combination with conventional ones) to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases of the oral cavity.
Holistic dentists will not use amalgam, nickel, or other metals to fill cavities. Instead, they will use composite resin. Some holistic dentists may be against using fluoride; they believe it does not prevent tooth decay and poses long-term health problems such as the increased risk of cancer and degenerative bone diseases.
Many also holistic dentists are against performing root canals; the use of chemicals in sterilizing agents, based upon the belief that in addition to bacteria becoming trapped in the canal as a result of the procedure, can cause long-term health effects.
Relationship between root canals and cancer
When a person in the United States has a toothache, due to an infection in the tooth, dentists will typically drill out the insides of the tooth and fill the tooth with metal rods. This is called a root canal.
Biological dentists theorize that root canals are a safe haven for microbes. Because no blood reaches the inside of the tooth, it is believed that the immune system cannot kill any microbes inside the dead tooth. It is further claimed that these microbes, and other toxins from inside the tooth, periodically come out of the tooth and cause reinfections. This is why dentists practicing biological dentistry claim that it is impossible to cure diseases unless all of the root canal teeth are removed properly because even if you killed the microbes of the disease, microbes hiding in the root canals can come out and reinfect the person.
Theory: Relationship between root canals and cancer regression
When the symptoms of cancer are gone, the patient is said to be in remission. When a cancer patient gets cancer after they have gone into remission, it is called regression.
Theory: Viruses, yeast, fungi, mold, and bacteria cause a host of diseases. To cure these diseases the microbes must be killed throughout the body so the immune system can restore the body to its normal state. When a person gets a root canal they create the perfect breeding ground for microbes. Viruses, yeast, mold, fungi, bacteria, etc. can easily invade the root canal, breed, and spread throughout the body of the host. Adherents to this theory suggest that it is this recurrence of infection that leads to cancer regression.
Biological dentists advocate the removal of root canals and all dental amalgam removed from the body, followed by additional methods to support the immune system.
So, what is the connection to cancer?
Adherents to the above theory also agree with the microbial theory of cancer incidence. Namely, the belief that cancer is caused by a very special highly pleomorphic, cell-wall deficient bacteria which can be found inside of every cancer cell. These microbes block the production of ATP molecules in cancer cells in several different ways. They believe that microbe that causes cancer can “hide” in the mouth. Further, that this microbe, and the massive toxins caused by dental procedures can continually reinfect cancer.
It should also be emphasized that biological dentists and holistic dentists generally are not qualified to deal with many dental issues.