Root canal therapy DANGEROUS? – EP 02 The Dental Drive

Root canal therapy DANGEROUS? – EP 02 The Dental Drive

(upbeat music) – What’s up guys, this is Dr. O., second episode here of The Dental Drive. There is Dexter in the
back, just hangin’ out, relaxin’ like he likes to. I’m here to pick up Riley, so if you haven’t seen
Riley in a few episodes on our channel, that’s my little guy. I’m gonna pick him up
and he’ll be hangin’ out with us here for just a
little bit on the way home. Today we’re gonna talk about root canals, whether or not they’re safe. Is a root canal safe? We’re gonna answer that,
I’m gonna park the car, go in and get Riley,
when I get back we’ll get to the bottom of this one, okay? Alright, just a second. Dexter, don’t go anywhere
bud, don’t go anywhere. It’s kinda hard to see,
isn’t it, can you see pal? Check this out, alright. It’s a whole other topic, but
we make and bake fresh cookies for our patients everyday. Yeah, we know they got
sugar, but you’re gonna go someplace else get
it, we might as well give you something that you love. It’s bribing you right? We want you to enjoy
your experience with us. But, Riley’s gonna enjoy those
cookies right now, right pal? Man, you can’t be seen. I’m gonna have to lift
this up a little bit, huh? My wife’s definitely gonna
love the fact that Riley is rockin’ the man bun there. But, you know, he’s a
stud, he can pull it off. He’s good. Anybody, comment section,
do you like man buns? You got one? Is that a good topic right now? You know, why not? Why not talk about man
buns on a dental channel? Talkin’ about dentistry and root canals, let’s just answer the
question if you like man buns. Let’s get into this, are root canals safe? I can tell you what’s not safe, and that’s recording and
looking at the screen while you’re driving. Not safe Riley, that’s
why I’m not gonna do it. If I don’t make eye contact with you guys, it’s ’cause tryin’ to keep
the bros and myself safe on the trip hope. Hopefully, you guys don’t get too offended that I’m not lookin’ at the camera. So anyways, the root canal, safe or not? I’ll get to it, promise. A little distracted, it’s the drive home, it’s been a great day. I hope everybody’s had an awesome day. The main thing you
gotta be concerned with, when you’re getting any sort of treatment, is are you getting it
by somebody who knows what they’re doing, trained, and obviously there’s dentists that have licenses, obviously, doing this type
of treatment in the US. It’s regulated. The type of material,
the quality of the work, all are being kind of
taken care of by regulation and in training. You will be safe, I know
in the US, the way that we are required and the standard of care with providing root canals,
is a very safe procedure. In a nutshell, it is safe. The material that we use is a rubberized, basically it’s called gutta-percha. It’s basically an inert
rubber that’s placed inside the tooth with a
sealer, to seal it off, after it’s fully disinfected. That’s kind of the whole
process of root canal, it’s a disinfection and
then sealing it off. That way we don’t have to worry about bacteria living
within the tooth anymore, and that’s why the body can heal up and the abscess or infection,
and the pain can subside. It’s a great way to save a tooth that has enough tooth structure left, which should be determined by a dentist. And then, help you save lots of money on takin’ it out and then
possibly having other, missing a tooth or getting
an implant down the road, which is obviously an
option if it’s too bad. – My new cup. – What’s up? – Dad, my new cup. – That’s your new cup? – Yep. – Alright, cool. It’s his new cup. Hey and which house are we going to? – We’re going to Daddy’s house. – Ohh, he was saying
Mommy’s house earlier, so goin’ to Mommy’s house. – Daddy’s house. – Oh, Daddy’s house. And are we in Mommy or Daddy’s car? – [Riley] Dexter. – Oh Dexter’s car. Is it Daddy’s or Mommy’s car. – It’s Mommy’s car. – This is Mommy’s car? Okay, well, that’s cool. Anyways hope you enjoyed this episode. I’m gonna drive safety on the way home. We’ll see ya in the next one. Until then you guys keep smiling. One thing I forgot, I
gotta add this in here. He’s really tryin’ to
figure somethin’ out right. One thing I gotta add,
there’s a lot of things that people say root canals cause cancer, or cause other sorts of disease or they’re problematic for the body, there’s really, to my knowledge, I’ve never seen anything that
is scientifically supporting that theory. It is one of those
things, it’s a frustration for disease. I’ve had cancer in my
family, my wife’s family, Alzheimer’s, some of these crazy diseases that we just want answers for. Unfortunately, we don’t
and so we have a tendency to think of things that
might be easier to blame and help us rationalize
and understand why horrible things happen to such great people. It’s unfortunate but I think
root canals have gotten a lot of that flack, and so I just wanted to make sure that was clear why. I thought about this question, I know a lot of people have asked. I’ve been asked before, is it safe for me to get a root canal? Should I do that or not? Should I get the tooth out, ’cause it’s gonna cause
me problems down the road? And while yes, any treatment
does have its chances of not succeeding, as
far as causing cancer or anything like that, no. There’s no science there to support that. Wanted to clarify, you
guys all have a good one.

Author: Kevin Mason

96 thoughts on “Root canal therapy DANGEROUS? – EP 02 The Dental Drive

  1. After having a root canal and crown done on a tooth about 10 years ago I started feeling a little tinge in it 7 years later. Dentist told me now I needed a bridge. The root canal and crown was the tooths "2nd" life. Then they took me right over to another room and started it. Thought it was strange that they didn't set up another appointment for it. It happened so fast I let them do it. Then they told me I needed another tooth crowned. Did not have it done. The new dentist never ever mentioned anything about the tooth the other dentist wanted to crown. I want to name the place but I won't.

  2. I can't wrap my head around a dentists office giving out cookies…. I've had the same dentist since I was 3 years old and for 33 years he's been giving me the no sugar lecture! Just got it today from him in fact!

  3. Dude don't let your kids eat in there car seat, my daughter started choking on some cheese fish, she almost didn't make it.

  4. Ive never seen you talk of BRIDGES what are your thoughts and how common are they, and are they beneficial.ย  Ive been losing teeth that have had fillings and crowns, and now they have been damages so much that they had to be extracted. Now I have gaps with no teeth between teeth, I feel that I may lose more, and I am not sure what to do. Can you elaborate. Thanks

  5. Huge fan of man buns, they really havent gone put of fashion since pre-mogal era… but then again, i lived in India and California, so they might be alarming to people who think theyre feminizing and think that sort of thing is the devil's work …Or that they engender scary socialism or hipsterism sans integrity.
    But gosh darnit! Cmon withthe one hanf on the wheel business. No one needs to film from a car, unless its about driving, and especially if theyre the one driving, let alone 1 handing it! Try a nice community stroll video next time u feel like u need more background action. We are ambassadors for rhe instagramer youth, espevially those who capitaluse on looks, charm, and wealth. Youre dping a great service, just minus the absentminded driving video. Remember, most accidents happen along the home route, the one we know so absentlmindedly well.

  6. I was sick with inflammation in 2016 and just got better. I just found out my 3 tooth bridge has decay underneath and wants to do a root canal-no way-plus I lost my dental insurance-job and so I just I will have the bridge removed and the tooth pulled and all my thousands of dollars to fix my teeth will move.

  7. My son and I grew a man bun out too. I guess we were John snowin it up! Cancer sucks. Good vid. Audio is ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿผ

  8. Have you ever had a patient not get numb ? I just went through this … I'm terrified of going back and on my journey to implants

  9. There are new studies now that may establish a link between root canals with coronary heart disease.

  10. noooooo man buns! especially when kids have a bun . sometimes i dont know if its a boy or a girl

  11. Hi how long after cleaning the canals should the actual root canal procedure be done, because four weeks ago I had my canals cleaned and a temporary filling put in, last week I had it removed and cleaned again, to do the procedure tomorrow, last night and the night before, I got a little pain in the tooth and a bad odor, should I still continue with the procedure. Please reply today if possible

  12. starts at 3:00
    If you're considering a root canal you must read "The Toxic Tooth" first. Do your self a big big favor.
    Or check some videos from Dr Levy -and many others;

  13. I had a root canal over a year ago , and the infecion was still in there after 2 mths. The Endodontist had me on 2 diff antibioitics. but then had me come in for a apeco bcuz the infection was still there , after that , things seemed fine, Got a crown, fast foward a year later , mild tooth ache , same tooth,went to a dentist here in town, had the ct scan of teeth, one of the roots from this tooth #12 had never been touched. Twice he only did the one root, now that root has a small inf, now I have to go back to him, for another root canal? Is it normal to only do one root? Shouldnt you do both? Can they drill in the crown?

  14. I was told my son will need a root canal and Iโ€™m so sad and scared for him. I have no clue where to take him. He also wants a fake tooth he is 11 years old but would it be a good idea to get veneers or a crown. Can veneers be removed to place a crown over his fractured tooth when he gets older? I am so scared for him. Help!

  15. There is a possibility to regenerate the tooth pulp so the root does not have to be removed. I read in dental literature that it requires: 1. DISINFECTION and, 2. Protection (cover/crown) so the root can regenerate. Why keep the vitality of the root? Because the vitality of the root provides a structurally supportive base that a dead root cannot. The inner tooth structure, unlike the enamel is alive. That live structure, the dentin, the pulp/root is so much better when it remains vital. Suggestion Dr O, you have the passion for a lot of things, please look into it at some point when you can make this a viable part of your practice. Maybe when you're REALLY wealthy and think, "hmmm, I can afford to seek ways to make this monetarily efficient procedure." Just keep it in the back of your mind cause I know that is how ideas go from idea to fruition. I know if anyone has the curiosity, the passion and drive, it's you.

  16. I enjoy your channel. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge.
    I have a question.
    So my dentist recommended that I get my wisdom teeth pulled (werenโ€™t bothering me) bcuz I occasionally clinched my teeth plus I had a tooth in front that needed a root canal but I chose to get it pulled (due to infection).
    So thatโ€™s 5 teeth.
    Since having those 5 teeth removed I now clinch my teeth non stop (3-4 weeks now)
    All this continue? Is there a way that the clinching can be corrected ?

    Thank you

  17. This video was so helpful! I have a question for you. I am 24 years old and I have gotten 3 root canals and 1 retreatment for a root canal. What would you recommend for a person who has gotten a root canal done in 4 of their front teeth? My dentist has told me that I would need to get 4 crowns to make my teeth stronger and to prevent another root canal from happening again. What do you think?

  18. Hello Dr. O. I was recommended to watch this new documentary on Netflix called "Root Cause". Saw it and thought it was quite interesting. Please take a look when you can and I am curious to know your opinion on it? Many thanks and hope to hear back from you. Cheers!

  19. you are an absolute blooming idiot. 2 and half minutes of bull in to a 5 minute confused excuse for what a root canal actually is then back to your confused rambling. you are a rock bottom and typical representation of dentistry as a profession. please quit.

  20. 1:32 Wife ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข… why does he have to be married?! This dentist is so freakinโ€™ hot ๐Ÿฅต. But please stop giving the baby cookies, do strawberries ๐Ÿ“ instead, kids luv them!

  21. Q- "Is a root canal safe. A-.No less safe than asking that question while looking and point at the camera while driving a motor vehicle.

  22. hi Doc! Can you recommend a dentist in California for a patient with several pulled teeth and a few root canals. We need to discover any and battle possible cavitation

  23. Iv been to about 5 dentists in my life, im 14, each dentist caused me a problem now im at this new one because they helped my sisters teeth and shes t1d. This one is caused because of a filling that has caused pain for my nerve that cant be changed.
    I really only want to find a dentist that I can trust but so far no luck (England)
    Ps. I went to get a filling at my new dentist which has given me my worst problem yet.

  24. Is it possible for the tooth to become reinfected again from the moisturing in the tooth as its warm in there so bacteria grows? Also. An dentists see infections in the tooth or gum using xrays?

  25. Can you make a video about what makes a great dental assistant? And the qualities a dental assistant should have? I am just starting out my dental assisting career and its not going the best. But I love dentistry and really would like to improve and get another Doctor's perspective! Thanks so much. Your videos are really helpful. God bless

  26. Modern medicine approves of circumcision, and then expectd to be taken seriously ?

    This is a joke.

    Root canal is absurd. Do your research.

  27. i will never step foot inside a traditional dentists or "barber surgeons" as i now call them,

    as nothing has changed from medieval times,

    Dentists can leave the dark side and join the light side,

    you could make more money fixing traditional dentists mistakes,

    others have done it, we never stop learning,

    i am glad i found out about all the problems, but not happy i have to spend years repairing the damage to my health that a traditional dentist did to me,

    it will cost 1000's,

    and that is why i can't trust anything a normal dentist says when they promote toxic mercury fillings,

    if they use mercury the conversation should end and you need to run out of the door,

    and then research holistic dentist,

    i understand you want to create a lifestyle brand but you can still do it the holistic route,

    we support you but people need to be empowered with all the facts, there are plenty of videos of others experiences on you tube,

    they can't all be making it up.

  28. Hi Dr. O! I'am experiencing a tooth pain rn and my dentist told me to undergo in Root Canal Treatment. I already have crowns and they asked me to remove it. What should I do to avoid these treatments and how can I treat this tooth pain ? I need your help ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  29. Having a Root Canal have been Known โ€œNowโ€ that they are a cause of having a heart attack and getting a heart disease! Do your research people!!!

  30. Hi doctor I just had a root canal I have a temporary thooth today is my 3 day Iโ€™m in pain I canโ€™t even eat soft foods it will hurt is it normal? The pain comes and goes a lot next week Iโ€™ll get my crown thanks

  31. Hi do root canals effect the heart? I read a lot saying that it effects the heart and it can lead to heart disease.

  32. WELL DOCTOR I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH U. , BECAUSE WHAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED INSTANTLY AFTER THE GUTTA PERCHA BURNING INTO MY BRAIN i can write a book . And i have kept a daily record. I was a healthy chick before doing the rct. But after i became a sick puppy.. I ALSO HAVE TO ADMIT SHE my dentist MADE MANY ERRORS ALONG THE WAY .A root canal is only "Save " if your health is not compromised say by stress or other health condition because it will aggravate soon after an RCT.. All other lab parameteres have been well. The tooth is not sterilized fully if only gutta percha is used for sealing the main canals. What about the many tubulars around the main roots. I am a victim of a toxic rootcanal treatment my body could not handle the anaerobic bacteria. And my dentist waited to long for filling up with gutta percha after denerving the tooth. It was more than 2 months. I KNOW MY BODY WELL AND I KNOW WHICH PROBLEMS I DID NOT HAVE BEFORE AND WHICH ONE I STARTED HAVING IMMEDIATELY AFTER. IT SLOWLY ATTACKS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. I my case i had instanly pain because of this dentist was just cruel and did not have the patient health at heart. It is possible to live years without issues if done correctly and timely but in the end they remove their mask. It is a time-bomb in the mouth and .i would have still kept it if i could and manage the stress better. Having it extracted is not a good option either because the discomfort in the mouth of other moving teeth and the gap is equally bad.

    Check out the presentation by Dr.Jerry Tennant. On teeth as circuit breakers.

  33. 10 miles of tubules and you can disinfect it and fill it with a rubber compound….Weston Price Foundation is the resource to find the truth in regards to the research of this. It's not safe..better to remove it. Money talks. oh by the way..let's remove those wisdom teeth just in case….
    I'm sorry, dentistry is full of holes…let's not forget about sodium fluoride!! … Diet will prevent cavities..and allow teeth to recavitate.

  34. My dentist gave me a choice of root canal or extraction- I chose to have my tooth out ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

  35. Itโ€™s amazing how quickly and how much you look around. Youโ€™re a very cautious driver.

  36. I just had my root canal tooth removed. Clogged arteries in legs, cataracts removed, then lost my eyesight in one eye. The tooth was black and puss coming out of it. But they are completely safe. Do your homework and never get a root canal. ๐Ÿ™โœŒ๐Ÿ”โ˜ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  37. I was hoping you would go into the risk factors. I have a root canal and have more pain post root canal than before.

  38. This is another industry propaganda piece. I had direct experience with a root canal done by a dentist that said the same bullshit as this guy. Wound up crippled, unable to stand or walk for almost two years and nearly died from heart problems before I found out it was a root canalled tooth causing it. You can't leave a dead body part inside the body without repercussions. God forbid you put peoples health before your cashflow..

  39. I got a root canal. The dentist had a temporary filling put in while I wait to return for the crown. But before getting the crown my tooth broke and the filling fell out. I went back to the dentist, and now he's saying I'll need a bridge instead. I don't really like the idea of having my other teeth (supporting teeth) cut away for a bridge. What are some other options.

  40. Pepsi ad? Really? Isn't a lot of dental problems due to crap in our diets. Teeth are healthy due to good nutrition besides oral care. Sugarless Pepsi yeah, but what other craps in it.

  41. Can I ask a question sir,I have a one teeth damage the doctor said they want to root canal or remove teeth??? its okay to root canal sir or remove??? Help me sir Then I have a friend also they don't have a teeth, then fix bridge its not permanent right sir?? Actually fix bridge the teet and gums not equal right sir??? What is your advice sir please help me thanks God blessed sir๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡


  43. With all due respect, I will NEVER understand why dentists think it is a good idea to give their patients sugar! YES they COULD even WOULD get it somewhere but SHOULD their dentist be giving them sugar or at least attempt to be an EXAMPLE.
    I mean SERIOUSLY (no disrespect intended here) but are you going to provide your son with Marijuana when he is a teen because golly gee wiz he is going to get it somewhere? Obviously since you are feeding cookies to your baby WHILE DRIVING you are young and uneducated in the hazards of many things. ESPECIALLY ROOT CANALS. Please Watch The root cause documentary or better yet WATCH The Roor Cause of the Rise of Cronic Illness IVC & Cronic Illness Symposium
    Ron Hunninghake MD.
    On a positive note you are super handsome & a very personable guy. Your Cute Kid rocks the man bun, but I stopped going to a dentist that I really adored because he baked fresh cookies in his office. Sugar is an addictive substance that is hazardous not only to teeth but to health.

  44. AHH dentistry, the global wide harmful to health epidemic people are not aware of, full of the use of toxic substances and procedures.

  45. My dentist in UK went berserk and did root canal on my tooth with a healthy nerve. When i asked her why did she do a root canal, she said, so it wonโ€™t hurt in the future. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  46. I lost two and have one to be pulled, never eat fruit, Vegetables and starches. Since going full carnivore my teeth have come back to life.

  47. I just got back from getting a root canal and I honestly didnโ€™t think I needed it but I went to two dentist and they said I needed a root canal. But I wasnโ€™t in pain just sensitivity. Now Iโ€™m scared

  48. Doc O, I visited a dentist for a front tooth that is really due for RCT. This dentist poriferated my tooth and had a man-made canal. ๐Ÿ™ Now it is due for MTA first to fix the hole. Should I continue this?

  49. Look up the dentist Dr Hal Huggins about root canal….. you won't want a root canal after listening to him.

  50. Here is your evidence Mr Rockefeller Medicine Man:

    Gerson dental guidelines
    Root Canal Cover Up
    Toxic Tooth

  51. This guy is lying , just like every other dentist I've talked to about my root canal. I finally went to a holistic dentist and he agrees that root canals do in fact cause health issues in some people. The FDA , ADA and many other associations and agencies are hiding the 100% truth from the public.

  52. Please reply
    I did root canal 7/8 months ago and temporary fillings only but now all of it comes out and my teeth becomes hollow and whenever i eat something it stuck over there and going worse.
    Wanna pull out but that doctor referral was out of network
    Help me what to do
    Going worse

  53. ROOT CANALS are leaving dead teeth in the mouth.. Just by definition it is infected. Infected before the "skilled Dentist" or "endodontist" performed the procedure and it is infected thereafter! Routine Root Canals.. only benefits the Dental office. Too much money for the dentist to say no .. They "save" the tooth, but they forgot to tell you , it is a DEAD tooth they saved in your mouth to creating a haven for viruses and bacterias. Unbelievable that there are still dentists wanting to leave a dead tooth in the mouth!

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