The vast majority of the ground breaking dental research carried out and published by Dr Weston A Price, DDS, is still mostly unknown by both the medical and dental profession.
The particular research relating to root canals, has been suppressed due to its implications of the damaging effects of this extremely prevalent and profitable procedure. Millions of dollars are spent each year for endodontists to do root canals on supposedly dead or dying teeth. In some cases the tooth is in fact dead or dying and in other cases, as with many types of surgery, the tooth was actually healthy and should have been left alone.
Regardless of this particular issue, Dr. Price believed, researched, and both proved and published, that these dental procedures are not able to seal off the dental tubules in the dead tooth. He further proved that bacteria are then able to grow and thrive inside these hundreds of miles of tubules.
As with animals, bacteria produce toxic waste by products while they grow and reproduce. Since a root canalled tooth is dead and therefore no longer has a blood supply, the body is unable to get any of its immune fighting cells into the area to kill the bacteria.
These untouchable bacteria simply live and produce toxins, totally unnoticed, for years or even decades. The toxic substance they produce however, can cause neurological conditions, pain syndromes, or depress immune function enough that the body may develop a cancer at some distant sight.