I had a root canal done several months ago, a crown put on and vola the tooth next to it got infected and had to be pulled. He removed the crown on the tooth that had the root canal and I believe it is fracture. Should this tooth be extracted?
Thank you for your straight answer. That is what I was afraid of. Now this will be the 3rd tooth out in one year. First a molar on the right. Now 12 and 13 on the left. How can a beautiful set of teeth since I was a child start going so wrong. This is the second failed root canal. I am a 'grinder'. I wear the guard religiously. The first time I went for routine 'work' on my teeth I wound up with MRSA. I don't think I'm a candidate for implants. So eventually a bridge. My mouth is still infected and my cheek is swollen. $4000 later I have 3 less teeth. Plus this is all out of pocket. A bridge will have to wait. I am disappointed to say the least. If this tooth has to be extracted I am telling him I am not paying for it. Sorry! Again thank you.
Hi Gellia, in keeping with the post, the update is; the tooth has been extracted! Now that is 3 teeth in one year. I am on disability. I will be paying this dentist off for the next 6 months. I will not be able to investigate implants or bridges until I 'again' get on my feet. I am terribly disappointed in this chain of events. Now I am wondering if this night guard I was fitted for isn't a cause of some of these problems. It is a 'hard' night guard as opposed to a soft. I will be looking into Dental Insurance instead of discount plans. I know I've done this before but better investigate again. It always baffled me as to why 'dental' procedures are less likely to be covered than not; went in fact your health can depend on good teeth. Thank you for your answers.
Christine J Virgil
You may want to look into dental schools, too. If there is one near you, they can be a great source for good dental care at reasonable prices. All work done is supervised by licensed dental practitioner/professors. They may also be able to shed a light on why you had a serious chain of dental events.
Just a thought. :) Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
My very best to you,
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