I just found out that one of my top front teeth is being affected by external resorption. Basically this means that my body is attacking the periodontal ligament and eating into the tooth itself. The prognosis according to the endodontist was not good.
She referred me to a periodontist who took a look at the x-ray and said that though the prognosis was not good, he thought there was a good chance that it was treatable(whatever the heck that means).
Now the thing with this tooth is that it's been root canaled. So should I just pull the thing anyway? Root canals supposedly are focal points of infection from a holistic point of view.
What I'm worried about is the cost of getting the tooth extracted and then having a bridge made, which will need to drill out some of the neighboring teeth to attach the bridge to...plus the weirdness of having to thread my floss around a fake tooth. I would not get an implant however, that seems to be a bad idea to replace one focal point of infection for another.
So I guess what I'm asking is WWYD?
Any thoughts are welcome...or just tell me that I'm squawking madness!