Thread: Root canal....

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    Feb 2009

    Default Root canal....


    I had root canal treatment 5 years ago. I felt from the start that the dentist had not done a great job. I have always had occasional pains and throbbing in the tooth after the treatment. I could put my tongue on the tooth and feel the throb

    Anyway, the past few days I have been having a very bad ache in it, I went to a new dentist and he said I have an absyss in the tooth, I am taking ABs and Anti Inflammatorys. He said the root canal was a bad job and he could see that from the Xray. I now have to see a root canal specialist and have it redone which I cannot afford.

    I just want to ask, is this a common thing to happen after 5 years? I look after my teeth. I want to write a letter to the dentist who did the RCT, and ask for a refund. Do you think I am wrong to do this?

    Thanks in advance..


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    Well written. Interesting as always.

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    Pangbourne & London


    Quote Originally Posted by Dannii View Post
    Do you think I am wrong to do this
    Ask the specialist for his professional opinion. Then he can advise you best how to proceed.
    Dr Nick Fahey BDS (NZ), MCLIN DENT PROS (London), FRACDS, MRD RCS (Edin) Pros, MFDS RCS (Eng)

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