If an atom of mercury attaches to a normal healthy cell, a hapten is formed and the immune system immediately identifies that cell as “nonself.” The immune system then proceeds to kill the contaminated cell.
Some diseases transferred only 88 percent of the time, but the handwriting was on the wall. Price discovered that root canals had within them bacteria capable of producing many diseases. Most of the bacteria reported by organized dentistry at that time were aerobes of unknown significance.
This is where the bacteria were hiding in the thousand teeth Price tested.
From the dentin tubules, bacteria can migrate either into the pulp chamber, where space is left as the gutta percha—a natural form of rubber used to fill the space inside the cleaned-out root—shrinks upon cooling, rebounding from the force applied to push the wax down the canal, and losing the liquid portion (see Figure 6), or into the periodontal ligament where a plentiful supply of food awaits them. This fact is taught in dental school, but never mentioned are the additional “accessory canals.” Price identified as many as seventy-five separate accessory canals in a single central incisor (the front tooth).
On the contrary, studies from Europe found that the high-copper amalgams released fifty times more mercury than previous amalgam!
In watching these changes regarding the onset of autoimmune disease, I noticed a blip in the statistics—an increase in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 1976 (See Figure 1).
After forty-eight hours, each tooth was broken apart, and cultured for the presence of bacteria.