For those of you who follow my blog and the many patients that I have the privilege of seeing here at Woodland Dental Hygiene, you are aware that I am very passionate about my stand on Root Canal Therapy and the need for “Informed Consent”.
What is “Informed Consent”?
According to Merriam –Webster:
Medical: a formal agreement that a patient signs to give permission for a medical procedure (such as surgery) after having been told about the risks, benefits, etc.
My question to all of you who have had or are contemplating having Root Canal Therapy is:
Have you been informed of “all” of the risks and benefits of this procedure?
Unfortunately, the vast majority of the public, which includes dentists, are unaware of the possible long-term side-effects Root Canal Therapy might cause; some of them life-threatening.
In my own personal quest for the underlying causes of the health challenges I was experiencing, I found good science to support the need to at least explore this issue with an open mind. After much research and discussion with dentists who share the same concern, I decided to have the noxious tooth removed.
This is not a decision that should be made lightly and I encourage anyone considering this option to read a couple of blog posts that I wrote back in 2010 concerning my own research.
Do not take what I am saying as gospel and do not take what your dentist tells you as the absolute truth either. Do your own research and make an educated decision about what is best for you and your own body. Do not abdicate this responsibility to anyone else!
In your quest for truth, I want to encourage you to read the transcript posted recently on Dr. Mercola’s site where Dr. Robert Kulacz, a dentist discusses the dangers of Root Canal Therapy and the various options for replacing that tooth if you decide not to keep it. Then take the time to watch the video below.
Better yet, buy Dr. Kulacz’s book (pictured above); “The Toxic Tooth: How a Root Canal Could be Making You Sick.”
I want to tell you that the price of getting this message out to the public has cost Dr. Kulacz greatly as he is no longer able to practice dentistry! In closing, I want to help support a dental colleague who has had the courage to tell the truth and “buck the trend”.
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Until next time,