Unwittingly I became a statistic. For four years no one could figure out what was going wrong with Mrs. Wholefoods Yogamama. Was that lupus, leukemia, breast cancer, some weird unidentified bone marrow disorder? No, I just had root canals done. Anaerobic bacteria turned my jaw bone into liquefied necrotic tissue and was attacking my body in all different places. None of the superstar oncologists thought of asking me if I had a root canal done. No one could connect the dots. I did, thanks for the info I found on Weston Price Foundation website. After I brought it up to my dentist's attention, he called me a hypochondriac, and sent me away with a tube of Sensodyne toothpaste to treat "a minor gum irritation" and poo-pooed Dr. Price's research as outdated. I, otherwise, thought of the hundred year old research as the best kept secret.
Armed with the new knowledge, I found a holistic dentist who could address the issue. The key to successful recovery is not to go back to endodontists. Their solution is only to fix the visible periodontal abscess, but they leave the dead organ in your body to let it continue do the undercover job of undermining your health. Complete extraction and cavitation is needed to clear out the mess. Regular oral surgens may not be equipped to do the the job. You need to find a good holistic dentist who can do cavitation and graft the cavity for bone regrowth. You will need healthy bone structure for future restoration.
Previously bridges were considered as the only save option, since the titanium implants are believed to be capable of disrupting fine electric impulses in the brain. This is what Dr. Mercola discusses in the video below. But lately zirconium oxide implants entered the scene as the most superior (and expensive) option. Considering the sky-high costs, some countries offer dental tourism to have this procedure done at a fraction of the cost.
Whatever you do, do not blindly trust your traditionally trained dentists, who appear to be too uninformed to look at the root of the problem (pun intended). Find a good holistic dentist who knows how to address the issue. Here's a link to The Biological Practitioner Directory, which should help your with your search.
If you are not yet convinced about the danger of root canals, you may want to check out Root Canal Cover Up, a book written by George E. Meinig, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., one of the founding members who started the American Association of Endontists (Root Canal Therapists) and who completely turned around once he understood how this procedure contributed to the proliferation of degenerative disease in America.