Patient: I wore braces at 40 years of age for a slight overbite. Two weeks after the bands were yanked off my molars, I needed a root canal and crown. Two years later the crown broke and a new gold crown was put in place. Two years later I am having horrible pain and my dentist sent me to an endodontist. He said that he will have to go in through the gum and remove the remaining nerves. I thought when you get a root canal that there are no nerves left. I didn’t want 2/3 of a root canal. Is this common? The pain has been horrible. I’ve missed days from work and now the bill is $1400 for a tooth that I have already paid for a root canal and two crowns. What responsibility does my dentist that has performed all this work hold?
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A root canal treatment is used to treat teeth that the decay has reached the pulp,
there is no guaranteed 100 percent success rate in any root canal treatment
the root canal treatment usually takes care of the problem, however it Continue reading I wore braces at 40 years of age for a slight overbite.