Oral Health

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Posted by: BD | 2012/06/14

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Root canal gone wrong

Hi

I had a root canal yesterday, when I went to the dentist with terrible pain. He saw the filling he put in last November was very close to the nerve, and said that was causing the pain. He cleared out the space, put in a rough filling and I have to return next week. He took before and after X-Rays, and then showed me after that there was a " mishap"  (his term), a piece of his titamium file broke off and is now lodged below the nerve in the root cavity! Needless to say I am shocked. Is this incompetence? Should I change dentists? Is there danger from this steel in my mouth? Can it move out and get into my circulation system over time? He says it can''t be removed and must stay there. He says next step is to fill up and seal it.

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Oral health expert

This is a common complication in root canal treatments and is hardly ever as a result of incompetence.
The piece can be removed or is often left without any side effects.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012/06/14

This is a common complication in root canal treatments and is hardly ever as a result of incompetence.
The piece can be removed or is often left without any side effects.

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