Sorry for the lengthy post. Those who could be able to answer me may want to read 2 paragraphs and skip to the question at the end.\n\nI recently moved to a new country (Canada). Unfortunately, last Sunday a piece of the tooth #3 broke while eating a pie. This tooth had been filled with an amalgamate about 25 years ago.\nAbout 3-4mm of the enamel detached on the upmost cheek face (if you look at it, roots down). At one point the broken part completely detached and I could clearly see the amalgamate and something reddish below which made me freaked out. I quickly rinsed my mouth (water was not colored by blood) and put back in place the broken part of the tooth (the slight pain vanished within minutes. Miraculously, the broken piece held until I could have an appointment 3 days later on Wednesday.\n\nThe dentist told me that the XRay showed the tooth died (probably from bacteria) and she had to extract it. I managed to keep all my teeth until now (47) in spite of my periodontics disease, and could not take it so I insisted for an alternative. She explained, that in a normal case she would have cleaned the root canal but in this case she couldn't due to my periodontics disease. - On this tooth I would say that somewhere between 50-80% of the bone was missing but the tooth was not loose and my periodontics disease has been stable for the last 5 years-. I started crying and begging for an alternative even temporary. She answered that the only other alternative would be to let me go without doing anything and risk an infection. But that I should not be sad to have it removed, she was going to introduce me with her boss who is extremely experienced and it was not an issue.\nI knew that if for any reason the detachable part would be gone missing I would suffer and would be in trouble so I felt I had no other choice than to trust her and accept.\n\nACT II\n\nTwo days later (last Friday), I met this “exceptional” dentist, and things started badly when he explained me that the best for me would be to have all my teeth pulled off and replaced with an implant. He finished : “Not now, rather in 5-10 years”. But continued : “However, the earlier, the better, one of my tooth was already missing” - I was shocked, never ever in France a dentist told me anything else than : we will do whatever it takes to save my teeth -. He then showed me an advertising with an old man saying how he was happy with his white weird looking implants. He continued and told me that for now he would do a 00 bridge but I could also stay with a missing teeth. I enquired about the consequence of a bridge for the adjacent tooth (#2 and #4) and he reassured me they would be more solid than before because that would be a big tooth with 2 roots... which is better than one. I was not convinced and answered that 3 roots would be probably even better. And that’s a shame because her workmate had a hard time pulling my missing tooth off. It looks like it really did not want to be extracted. He nodded.\nI pretexted I had first to call my insurance and I would come back toward them.\n\n\n\nBack home I grew suspicious about this bridge. My guts were telling me that my tooth #2 and #4 wanted to be left alone (tooth 4 is loose and missing 60% of the bone). So I googled "periodontics disease and bridge". Horror, I can't find a single site not saying that a periodontics disease is a contraindication to a bridge. That my bone would deteriorate hence losing both tooth faster.\n\nHow can this dentist ignore that (he would have a specialty in periodontics according to his resume [removed resume]). Would these dentists pull off my tooth thinking they would be able to pull off all my remaining teeth to sell me one of their fancy prothesis?\n\nNow I feel worse and worse. I barely can eat with my missing teeth. I feel that I was stupid to let her extract my tooth without even googling her name. She has 8 months of experience : [removed removed] .\n\nA question is going back and forth in my head. And I am looking for an answer. Did she do whatever she could to save my broken tooth? Is a periodontics disease really a contraindication to root canal cleaning?\nI also read that if do nothing, my bone is also going to deteriorate (due to the tooth no longer stimulating the bone). On which timeframe should I absolutely meet a periodontist and dentist.\n\nPS: if anyone has a trustful periodontics specialist and/or dentist to recommend on Vancouver, I need help.\n\nEdit : I removed the links to my dentists resume. Although I think they help understand the story. I don't know if the forum rules allow it.