Thomas Levy

Getting to the Root of the Root Canal Controversy: Facts vs Ideology

Dr. Cole Sommers
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer “Our study underlines the importance of dental health in the prevention of myocardial infarction. It also raises the question about the role of the complication-prone root canal treatment as a possible risk factor.” (Pessi et al. 2013) “Even a small contribution to CHD (cardiovascular disease) development by endodontic disease might be...

Stephen Barrett and Quackwatch

Dr. Cole Sommers
Stephen Barrett again added my name to his Quackwatch website. Barrett states: "The Toxic Tooth claims that "Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that virtually all root canal-treated teeth are still infected and slowly and continually leak disease-causing pathogens and toxins into the rest of the body as long as they remain in the mouth." It also claims that root canal procedures increase the possibility of developing coronary artery disease, lung disease, kidney disease, dementia, diabetes...
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