Did you know that India produces almost all of the world's turmeric and consumes 80% of it? That's according to the introduction to the abstract of a study conducted in India on turmeric's impact on dentistry. 
More and more reports are coming out on the complications of root canals and wisdom teeth extractions that leave cavitations, all of which are breeding grounds for various pathogens that can create disease throughout the whole body. They can even lead to complications that bring on autoimmune diseases, even cancer. See sources  and  below.