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All good things come in threes (opinions)

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Posted by: shondra  (9 years ago)

My former dentist performed two root canal treatments on my molars and one of the roots was overfilled. Subsequently, this tooth gave me intermittent pain for years. Finally, the tooth was pulled.

The current dentist is unsatisfied with the remaining root canal treatments. He says that they were badly executed – i.e., not deep enough. He would even like to pull one of the teeth instead of covering it with a crown. His general opinion is that it is better to overfill a root than not fill it completely.

My fears of suffering more pain – as with the last overfilled tooth – are overridden by the argument that if this is the case, implants will also cause irritation.

Many doctors, many opinions, but I pin my hope on yours.
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Posted by: showmesmile  (9 years ago)
Hi Shondra,

I just came across this site.

I also had three of my teeth filled a few months ago and just like yours, one was overfilled. The tooth hurt so much. I read somewhere that it is always best to avoid overfilling as it will cut down the chance of the success of the root canal.