Patient: I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done,with a gold crown, about 25 years ago. Could this be an abcess? They lymph nodes are not swollen
Already Tried: just brushing and flossing
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there is a high possibility of this lump being an abcess.
you will need a antibiotics such as amoxycillin and then you will need an x ray
the x ray will determine if you have a
1) gum abcess
the treatment for both varies is
please DO NOT apply heat, this tends to spread the infection around the face.
please feel free to ask any follow up question you have
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.→
Patient: I had a root canal treatment in 2005 on the #2 tooth.
In December of 2008, the gum was infected around the tooth and I was advised by my regular dentist to see an endodontist,
who quickly concluded that I had a failed root canal due to “an inadequate and missed canal.”
I let the dentist’s office know the circumstances and they apologized for making a mistake and offered to retreat the tooth for a 50% off their normal price, still making it $500. Keep in mind that I already paid them $850.
After the original rct. I had a gold crown placed and that was compromised during the retreatment and I had to get another one.
All of this, not including the original cost of the rct has cost me over $2,000. Even though there is no question that this happened due to their error, the dentist has refused to budge on offering any re-compensation.
Already Tried: So far,I’ve written 3 very polite letters, explaining what I would like them to do to rectify the situation.
They admitted they made a mistake and the endondist’s x-rays proved conclusively that they made a mistake. It boggles my mind why they think they shouldn’t be held financially responsible. I can’t think of any other business where people Continue reading I had a root canal treatment in 2005 on the #2 tooth.→