I would not bother wasting money on another procedure. I have done it myself and ended up with the same result. Root canals are imperfect procedures and some people just don't tolerate them as well as others (I am one of them too). Unfortunately, once your tooth has gotten to the point of needing a root canal there is really no good solution. You can look for a holistic dentist in your area and get their opinion. Try (http://greenpeople.org/HolisticDentistry.html). Also, try doing a search (root canals health alternative) and you will get alot of information about the problems of root canals.
I hear you, I am in the same boat. Moved here almost 2 years ago. Knew NOBODY. Trial and error or in our case error and error! lol!
Thanks so much for your advice. I will try to find a better dentist. I just hope I do find a good one. I have been to several dentists after moving to a new place, but none is good. I miss my first dentist in my old town. He was the best.
I am having a similar problem with my tooth. Had rct 8 weeks ago. The throbbing terrible pulsating pain left, but a dull ache feeling like it is at the base of the tooth is still there. Hurts to floss or eat on that side. Almost has the feeling of when you were young and a tooth loosened up to be pulled. I have returned twice to the dr and he basically grinds down the tooth so there is not any "occlusions". This is areas that rub or press on other teeth. He said that it is not normal but he has seen it happen a couple of times that it takes the peridontal nerve a while longer to heal maybe even up to six months to become painfree. He, luckily, will not crown this tooth until it is without any discomfort. I am grateful for that bc of the circumstances that you just described. Very expensive, too. We'll see what happens with mine, but I hope you get yours feeling well real soon. Best wishes, tmv
This same thing happened to me 15 years ago-pain after a root canal and dentist said x-rays showed it was done and all was ok. But later, the dentist had to go into the new crown and redo the root canal. It was fine and has been ever since. Unfortunately before he redid it-he thought the pain was from the tooth in front of it so he killed a virgin tooth(one that was perfectly healthy) and did a root canal on a healthy tooth. So be sure this is not done to you. I would go back and have it done again but ask around and find a good dentist.
I am having my other side (molar) done today. My referring dentist said they do not refer patients to the dentist that did my work 15 years ago (so I think he has earned a bad reputation). Also the virgin tooth done 15 years ago is now weakened and decaying from the root canal(this happens after a root canal) and I am having a crown on that tooth now too. ALL this costs LOTS more money and dentists will not pay for their mistakes. SO...make sure you don't let them do a tooth next to it!!!
I do not know anything about the technique that your dentist uses.As far as getting a refund this is between you and your dentist. If the crowns were done recently and they have to be ruined in redoing the rct then I think it would be appropriate for your dentist to redo them. I think you have no choice in retreating the root canals if you are still in pain.