A new documentary available for viewing on popular streaming services Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vimeo
In Root Cause, Australian filmmaker Frazer Bailey’s recounts his quest to identify the cause of several of his health problems, including fatigue, anxiety
However, the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists and American Association of Dental Research recently issued their first-ever member-wide alert in response to a film—warning media companies across the country that the film could be harming the viewing public by spreading false claims and pointing out that researchers have never been able to duplicate the results from the original experiment.
“This is a really well-produced film designed to scare people into seeking out some fringe medical and dental therapies,” said Jennifer Gibbs, MD, director of endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, adding, “I don’t know where their claims are coming from. I don’t think they’re based on any kind of scientific research that is evidence-based or peer-reviewed.”
In fact, large-scale population-based research shows that people who have had root canals actually have a lower risk of cardiovascular-related death. Furthermore, research on the link between cancer and endodontic procedures such as root canals also shows that people who have had these treatments also have a lower risk of certain cancers.
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