Mar 21, 2009
I had defective crowns placed on my teeth 18 and 19. For 7 months the original dentist Francis A. Bertolini in North Canton, Ohio told me there wasn't anything wrong with the crowns. I told him they are irritating my gums and moving and felt like there are spaces between my teeth and the one felt like it was too high and bulky. After 7months in pain, I could not stand it anymore and had to start doing research for myself when I found this web site. Scottma explained to me what a prosthodontist was and that I should go see one to have the occlusal looked at. Thanks to a prosthdontist I found out what the problem was.
The orginal dentist had the crowns too high and my teeth were in hyper occlusion.
The trauma from the high occlusal affected my gums, tissue and nerve. When the endodontist did the root canal, it was bleeding.
I believed the original dentist when he told me there was nothing wrong with this crown and I would have to get use to it if I did not want to jeopardize my nerve and root canals were not needed. Other things started taking place with my health when these inferior fitting crowns started causing me more problems.
Now I know my nerve had already been jeopardized when he stated this. I ended up with two root canals in 18 and 19. To date my gums and tissue are still sensitive and I still cannot eat on the tooth.
The endodontic treatment from February 4th, 2009 is still healing quite slowly due to the trauma from the hyper occlusion of the crowns.
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Here is a piece I got from on line ADA site.
website is http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/138/10/1373 and
This is by GORDON J. CHRISTENSEN, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Occlusion too high on restorations. Fixed prosthodontic procedures are carried out far more frequently now than they were in years past. On many occasions in my practice, I have observed crowns and fixed prostheses, placed elsewhere, that were left in supraocclusion after cementation. I have seen dentists seat fixed prostheses without checking and correcting occlusal contacts, with the result that the affected tooth or teeth soon become highly sensitive. To avoid the high occlusion, the teeth move in the bone to locations that do not have the same high occlusion. Often, the affected teeth cannot move far enough to get out of the zone of occlusal trauma. The clinical result is a widened periodontal ligament, mobile teeth, painful teeth, open contact areas, chipped ceramic, loosening of implants or implant abutments, and eventual pulpal death of the restored or opposing teeth. In my opinion, clinicians must pay more attention to correcting occlusion when seating comprehensive restorations.
I would like to know of anyone who has had a bad experience in Ohio and never reported it. I have been
finding out after talking to a lot of people that they state they never knew they could write anyone.
I didn't know it either until someone told me along time ago. But they state the first thing to do is write your County Dental Society.
Mean time my gums are still irritating me and I think from the inferior fitting crowns it has affected my other teeth. My teeth beside the crowned teeth 18 and 19 have been sore and irritated also. The gums feel funny and I know my teeth are mobile.
Before I had these crowns on my teeth I never had any problems like this. I am trying to save them and hoping the gums heal so I can eat right on them again which I have not been able to do since July of 2008.
I got my permanent crowns on March 26th, 2009 but my gums and tissue still are not healed from the occlusional
trauma from the crowns being in hyper occlusion. The #19 had to be taken off and left out of occlusion to heal.
It is a nightmare. It is a shame how dentist can do inferior work and get a way with it.
It cost more to take them to court to get your money back than it does to just get the teeth fixed that they
It is also a shame that we do not have a longer statute of limitations in Ohio. I think Ohio's statute of Limitations
should be just like some other states, 2 years for statute of limitations.