Root Cause

4.71 h 12 min201916+
Root Cause is one man's extraordinary, personal journey of self-discovery set to send ripples through the dental profession and expose perhaps one of the world's greatest medical industry cover-ups.
Frazer Bailey
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ToriReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Shocking and informative
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I watched this and then made an appointment with a biological dentist and did a cone beam 3D scan as recommended in the video
I was shocked to see pockets at the root of all 3 of my root canals
I’m having them removed and the areas well cleaned and have to do a detox afterward
I highly recommend this movie to everyone that cares about their health or the health of their families
192 people found this helpful
W. PierceReviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A valuable and believable documentary
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I am so glad there are people who do the research and present their findings to the world. Experiencing some mysterious illnesses that a dozen doctors have failed to diagnose, today I called an endodontist and made an appointment to have my three teeth with root canals evaluated. The person I talked with about my concern told me that two people had told her about the this movie. She said that their office checked for and work on infected root canals all the time. She agreed that infected root canals caused many symptoms that were presented in the movie. I've talked with two dentists about this problem and they both expressed doubt and defended the importance of root canals. I assumed this was because they made lots of money performing root canals. These are probably the ones who've rated the movie low and offered stupid opinions about why the producers of the movie were wrong. It's all about the money.
142 people found this helpful
Snow WhiteReviewed in the United States on March 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent & It Saved My Life! Read All Books On Toxic Tooth & Root Canal "Let's Blow the Whistle"
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Thanks to this movie. I watched this documentary around President's Day weekend & you have to watch it. It’s hilarious cause I did most of the therapy the actor did. I had a root canal about three years ago and I experienced some minor pain on and off on my left side of my face where the root canal was preformed & bad taste and occasionally some bad odor but nothing visible, So I dealt with pain because I didn’t want to spend "AGAIN" more money on another crown. Then after watching this movie I decided to just tell my dentist that I didn't like the way the crown felt and asked if they could just remove it and was referred to a dentist with the 3D image like the movie tells you and I had a toxic rotten tooth, when the crown was removed I almost vomit. " I had an abscessed in my sinus cavity running thru my front teeth". So i had no choice but to have it extracted and now healing well.
I went back to Netflix to watch it again and Netflix pulled the movie out. Must be everyone from the dentistry field who currently profiting off the innocent.... Go to any dentist and the first thing they want to sell you is a root canal with a crown instead OF JUST FIXING THE CAVITY. Shame on you!
So I decide to read the reviews and it’s embarrassing to those who gave this a ONE STAR & GIVING THIS LONG NONSENSE EXPLANATION. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! ON YOU! Instead of worrying about LOSING MONEY, figure out a way to solve the problem. Oh! by the way to all the One Star. Don't forget to check out all the books on toxic tooth & root canals.... they support this documentary.
I called and compliant to Netflix and told them that this movie saved my life and they need to put it back for the Public to educate themselves and possibly could save someone’s life. So I purchased the movie on Amazon app for 7.99. It's awesome!
I will tell everyone who cross my path about this movie.
That root canal cause me lots of health problems, I had a root canal on the upper left side #14, first molar with a crown.
The crowns margins were terrible.
I experienced the following issues;
Bells Palsy on my left side of my face where the root canal was preformed,
Ischemic Colitis,
H. Pylori,
Bad Taste In My Mouth,
Hair loss thinning around the crown and the left side of the scalp,
Sinus problem,
No energy, anxiety, possibly other issues I can’t remember now.
Thank you for your time and everyone who created this movie! Please Keep making movies! Lets Blow the Whistle!
on all the money hurry dentistry Industry.
87 people found this helpful
KailiReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Important movie. Get educated.
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I just went through a personal health nightmare that started by accident, when a very good endodontist found, by 3D cone beam xray, that one of my many old root canals had infected the nearby jawbone and perforated my sinus. The scary part was, there was NO pain. Like cancer. So this film was very helpful to me to understand what was happening. We all need to get educated on the truth of root canals so that we know what our options are.

There is a growing world of doctors and dentists who have large quantities of evidence to support the evidence that once a root canal gets old, it will start leaking dangerous organisms into your body. Some people’s immune systems can resist and fight, so long as they are healthy, but most people eventually cannot, and the best option for your overall health is to have it pulled. The filmmaker has layed out the evidence unflinchingly, and the film is based on his personal and scary experience. I can relate. He does it with humor however, so it’s palatable.

I had 9 root canals, one in each molar and one in a premolar. I don’t regret them at all. But I feel VERY upset that no one thought to mention that root canals have a shelf life. They last 5-10 years and then they will start affecting your health in quiet and pernicious ways. Ironically I am very grateful to my endodontist for finding the first infection and recommending I have the tooth pulled out.
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MIS TESOROSReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Root canals are harmful to our health!!!
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This documentary is 100% real and I have lab work to prove it! This documentary helped me realized that my daughter's Alopecia ( the immune system attacks the hair follicles causing them to fall out) was caused by a root canal that was done 2 years ago when she was 6 years old. I always knew her dental work had to do with her condition as she started losing her hair 3-4 weeks after her root canal, she also had nose bleeds 2-3 times per week and fatigue after the root canal, but it never crossed my mind it was the root canal until I watched this wonderful and life changing documentary. Within 1 1/2 years my daughter lost all her hair,eyebrows and eyelashes :( just like in the documentary,no matter what we did nor how we treated her condition( holistic,organic diet,probiotics, and many other things) nothing worked! The poison was inside her mouth and had a name and last name ROOT CANAL! After watching the documentary I made an appointment with a holistic Biological dentist ( please do not visit a regular dentist to have a root canal tooth removed) as they do not have the training to do so and may cause more harm to your health. My daughter's root canal tooth was extracted last month, March 12th and 3 weeks after the extraction her hair started to grow :) I wanted to make sure that the documentary was 100% real so guided by her dentist ( holistic Biological) the root canal tooth was sent to the lab for testing( biopsy) after receiving the 10 pages lab report, I thanked the lord that my daughter lost her hair and not her life due to that root canal. The lab results showed that she had 19 high risk microbes on that tooth( The dentist is the only Doctor who leaves something dead in your body( a root canal tooth is a dead tooth) it grows microbes and because of the crown that is placed on the root canal tooth the immune system can not get to them nor attack those microbes so the immune system goes crazy and attacks other parts of your body( in my daughter's case her immune system attacked her hair follicles, and it's not a coincidence that her hair was the closest part of her body near the root canal tooth (upper tooth) just like it was explained in the documentary with breast cancer patients ( the cancer was in the breast that was on the same side as the root canal). Also, one of the microbes that my daughter had, the report says that is related to cardiovascular diseases just like it is stated in the documentary. As it was expected, the documentary was removed from the source. Sadly, just like pharmaceutical companies, root canals generate billions of dollars, it's a business that can not be jeopardize by a documentary. I am so thankful that this documentary was made because it changed my daughter's life, but I also feel extremely sad for those victims of root canals that were not able to watch it to find out what was causing their health problems.
Root canals are link to Cancer, breast cancer,lupus,diabetes,ALS, osteosclerosis ( conditions related to the immune system) and other health problems. Alopecia wasn't in the list of conditions,however it's related to the immune system as well and for what happened to my daughter, I know for a fact that my daughter's Alopecia was caused by the root canal. Treating a root canal tooth with antibiotics will not make any difference as you can not treat all the microbes with the same antibiotic as they are resistant to some antibiotics. My daughter had 19 microbes,how many antibiotics she had to take? I found very educational information about root canals and dental materials used by dentist that are harmful to our health, unfortunately I can not post any advertisement nor URL in a review as per Amazon's guidelines.
My hope is that these painful years of my daughter's and my family life do not go in vane and I am able to help more people by telling her story. I pray that like my daughter, you can also find the root and the cause to your health problems and you can recover and have complete healing!

God bless you!

The photos are my daughter's root canal tooth ready to be sent for biopsy and the first page of the biopsy report, it shows the microbes found on my daughter's root canal tooth. All the red ones are higher than 9, meaning they are high risk microbes. Let's hope the picture/review it's not removed just like the documentary.
66 people found this helpful
KwilbReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining but more fiction than documentary
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While it has an entertaining narrator, i found the film to be full of scare tactics and supportes in “studies” that are neither reviewed or peer based. Anecdotal at best. For goodness sake the guy discovered his issues were caused by a root canal because he held some metal rods and a pendulum swung.
74 people found this helpful
LWM MomReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must watch before getting a root canal
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I watched this movie after having two root canal extractions and a cavitation surgery. The film affirmed why I've been feeling so much better post surgery. Never get a root canal.
58 people found this helpful
Amazon Is my other rideReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is a scare tactic and does not need to be published.
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This is a scare tactic movie. Listen, people need a reason to blame their symptoms on something. There is no medical science that actually puts this into facts.
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