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failed root canal

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Posted by: Steph1981  (2 years ago)
I had a double root canal less than a year ago. 5 days ago I began having severe pain on the two teeth. Went to my dentist today, and I was told that the root canal was not done properly by my former dentist. I am now being sent to a specialist in a week to have another one... I have to come up with another $2900 to have it done. If it was done wrong the first time... shouldn't my former dentist be responsible for some of the cost? He never got the infection out before he did the root canal to begin with. The specialist thinks that because of that, the infection got worse, causing me to have 6 teeth removed in the last 2 months. I just need some suggestions as to what would be the proper way to handle this. Thank you.
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I'm sorry t hear about you trouble with root canals.

First, let me reassure you that a root canal infection does not spread from tooth to tooth. Any root canal infection you may have would not have been responsible for having to get 6 teeth pulled recently.

Second, your first dentist should have given you a warning about possible root canal failure, and got your consent to carry out the root canal treatment at that time. If he did not do this, then you MAY have a case. You should se a dental malpractice attorney about this.

You can read more at http://www.dental-health-advice.com/root-canal-failure.html

Richard from www.dental-health-advice.com
Posted 2 years ago
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Posted by: rockwill  (2 years ago)
Hi,
Ouch. The same happened to me. I changed my dentist and the new one referred me to an orthodontics. I didn't go after my money. So I don't know if you could get it back or something.


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Posted by: Steph1981  (2 years ago)
I'm sorry t hear about you trouble with root canals.

First, let me reassure you that a root canal infection does not spread from tooth to tooth. Any root canal infection you may have would not have been responsible for having to get 6 teeth pulled recently.

Second, your first dentist should have given you a warning about possible root canal failure, and got your consent to carry out the root canal treatment at that time. If he did not do this, then you MAY have a case. You should se a dental malpractice attorney about this.

You can read more at http://www.dental-health-advice.com/root-canal-failure.html

I just finished one of the root canals, $1400 worth. Only got one of the two done. Called my former dentist, and explained what was going on. My new dentist, sent me paperwork explaining what was wrong. Both teeth were severely under filled. My former dentist responded "well, if you don't like my work, get them pulled". Was not the response that I was looking for.

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Patient
Posted by: Steph1981  (2 years ago)
I'm sorry t hear about you trouble with root canals.

First, let me reassure you that a root canal infection does not spread from tooth to tooth. Any root canal infection you may have would not have been responsible for having to get 6 teeth pulled recently.

Second, your first dentist should have given you a warning about possible root canal failure, and got your consent to carry out the root canal treatment at that time. If he did not do this, then you MAY have a case. You should se a dental malpractice attorney about this.

You can read more at http://www.dental-health-advice.com/root-canal-failure.html

I just finished one of the root canals, $1400 worth. Only got one of the two done. Called my former dentist, and explained what was going on. My new dentist, sent me paperwork explaining what was wrong. Both teeth were severely under filled. My former dentist responded "well, if you don't like my work, get them pulled". Was not the response that I was looking for.

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