Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Pearl Moonsamy | 2011/06/20

Q.

Root canal

Hi, I recently had root canal done and had to go back to do the filling when the denist found that the tooth was infected. I went back a week later after I had completed the antibiotics. The dentist broke a piece of file in the canal and said that it is normal and does not cause complications. She then filled it.
Q - Is this infact normal and if so, are there really no complications to a piece of metal being stuck in my tooth.

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

it is not "normal"- but if often occurs. many times these broken files do not cause any complications but sometimesthey do lead to pain- the root canal will then need to be redone and the instruement removed.

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Posted by: Coral | 2011/08/30

My dentist performed root canal. However he said the roots are too short to perform proper root canal (what does this mean), so he was going to do trial root canal before extracting the tooth and I was to see how it went. I was pain free for a month and thereafter have continued to have a dull pain ever since. I have been reluctant to go back because I know the tooth will have to come out. Why can’ t a crown be put in? What else can be done?

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Posted by: Coral | 2011/08/30

My dentist performed root canal. However he said the roots are too short to perform proper root canal (what does this mean), so he was going to do trial root canal before extracting the tooth and I was to see how it went. I was pain free for a month and thereafter have continued to have a dull pain ever since. I have been reluctant to go back because I know the tooth will have to come out. Why can’ t a crown be put in? What else can be done?

Reply to Coral
Posted by: dental expert | 2011/06/20

it is not "normal"- but if often occurs. many times these broken files do not cause any complications but sometimesthey do lead to pain- the root canal will then need to be redone and the instruement removed.

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