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Dental Abscess after Root Canal & Crown

Posted In: Dental conditions 9 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 8, 2008
  • 08:49 PM

Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum after some disturbing dental treatment.

About 4 months ago in November I had a difficult root canal procedure done at my dentist's partner office but my dentist was not qualified for such a difficult root canal so he referred me to his partner. He advised the walls in my teeth were constricted and that is why the procedure took over two hours. It took my dentist over a month to finally do my crown without any sort of cap ever being placed on my tooth. Finally when I did go in for the crown placement, the crown was too big for my tooth (even though they fitted me a month prior). The dentist proceeded by filling down the crown in order to fit my bite. About 3 weeks later an Abscess appeared on the side of my gums where the crown was placed. We are now in March and the Abscess is still there. I don't know what to do as I don't trust this dentist one bit anymore. As I was just there they plainly talked in front of me where they proceeded in discussing the fact that their partner who had done the root canal had gone in too deep resulted in the Abscess that I currently have. They advised I go see him in order to see if this could be fixed.

As I am unfamiliar with these procedures (I had only ever gotten a filling and wisdom teeth extraction done before) I am looking for advice on what to watch out for. I simply do not trust these dentists anymore, but do not want to leave if they can fix it. I cannot afford to pay a separate dentist the hundreds of dollars it would take to fix this at the moment, so I am hoping, doubtfully of course, that they will not rape me with the costs where a new dentist most defiantly will.

Also, I was wondering if an Abscess is common after a root canal / crown or if its mostly just the dentists fault. If someone can answer any of my questions or post advice about my situation, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Here are two pictures of the problem:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/fallenanjel8/thing2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/fallenanjel8/thing1.jpg

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  • Hi,I'm having this exact same problem.What ever happened to you?Did you get an answer ?Kind regards,Fellow sufferer
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • If such condition arise its wise to visit back to the dentist to avoid any further problem.
    wsophie 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Dental Abscess: If the pulp tissue dies and the root canal has not been performed, ... are recommended on molar and premolar teeth after root canal therapy.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have same situation with my tooth.....It is called fistula... I have taken antibiotic for 3 months .. but antibiotic did not work ... so the last step doctor said that this tooth needs to be extracted...i did tooth extraction. this is the best step now i am happy... i don't have any fistula on my gum..now doctor suggest me for implanted tooth after my extraction.... which i look fine...thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • im having the same problem. did you find out the solution?????????????????????Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum after some disturbing dental treatment. About 4 months ago in November I had a difficult root canal procedure done at my dentist's partner office but my dentist was not qualified for such a difficult root canal so he referred me to his partner. He advised the walls in my teeth were constricted and that is why the procedure took over two hours. It took my dentist over a month to finally do my crown without any sort of cap ever being placed on my tooth. Finally when I did go in for the crown placement, the crown was too big for my tooth (even though they fitted me a month prior). The dentist proceeded by filling down the crown in order to fit my bite. About 3 weeks later an Abscess appeared on the side of my gums where the crown was placed. We are now in March and the Abscess is still there. I don't know what to do as I don't trust this dentist one bit anymore. As I was just there they plainly talked in front of me where they proceeded in discussing the fact that their partner who had done the root canal had gone in too deep resulted in the Abscess that I currently have. They advised I go see him in order to see if this could be fixed. As I am unfamiliar with these procedures (I had only ever gotten a filling and wisdom teeth extraction done before) I am looking for advice on what to watch out for. I simply do not trust these dentists anymore, but do not want to leave if they can fix it. I cannot afford to pay a separate dentist the hundreds of dollars it would take to fix this at the moment, so I am hoping, doubtfully of course, that they will not rape me with the costs where a new dentist most defiantly will. Also, I was wondering if an Abscess is common after a root canal / crown or if its mostly just the dentists fault. If someone can answer any of my questions or post advice about my situation, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Here are two pictures of the problem:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/fallenanjel8/thing2.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/fallenanjel8/thing1.jpg
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 27, 2009
    • 11:18 PM
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  • I have an abscess at the moment, but I was given metronizole it is a very strong antibiotic, kills things like abscesses in the brain, and ulcers on the leg, also afrer an operation, so 1st you need amoxacillin and metronizole, taken together, after 3 days you will get a dramatic improvement, some people are ill with taken this drug, but it effects people differently, you need to drink lots water, it does taste metal like, and i did get headache, felt very tired, and a bit dizzy, but i would still have these again. You may think they are not killing it, but it is, it works by not producing cells, so it cant multiply, and then the drugs shrink the abscess stopping it to spread, also stops the oxygen to it, so dies.Hope this helps
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 12, 2009
    • 07:37 AM
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  • Unfortunately not all root canals are successful and there can still be an abscess. You may need to re-do the root canal or have endodontic surgery if the tooth can still be saved. I suggest looking for an emergency dental clinic.
    thornhilldental 3 Replies
    • January 2, 2010
    • 05:49 AM
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  • Hello, Ya i heard that in many cases the pain of the teeth occurs again or something more happens. so i think it is very necessary that root canal should be done by specialist.thanks!!
    maxinee 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • hey, For this kind of problem you need to visit your dentist and take advice from him. It is really necessary to avoid further problems..
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 30, 2014
    • 11:43 AM
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