file Broken off in tooth!? Pictures attached

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    Anon_PW

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    Hi there, would much appreciate any feedback or advise.

    I recently had root canal therapy performed on 2 teeth.

    The first seemed to go okay, the second however, I didn’t have a great experience as when the treatment was done I was told a piece of his file had broken off and had been left in the tooth!?
    He did say it was near the bottom of the root where it slightly bends. He also placed a temporary filling and said to return in 3 months just to check the tooth before fitting a permanent crown.

    I’ve attached the photos before and after treatment and want to know if they look like they have been carried properly. I.e completely sealed and also haven’t gone to far through the appendix root tooth itself? Should I just get the tooth relooked at, removed or am I just worrying ?
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Nice RCT in 1st premolar (24 FDI), but damn big post! I can see broken file in DB root of 2nd molar(27 FDI); you've got next to no chance of having that removed, but as rest of RCT in 27 looks good, then let's assume he's done a good cleansing, so your chance of a problem is quite low. Why did the 27 get an RCT though? I can't see any decay in previous X-rays.
     
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    Hi Matt, really appreciate the quick reply!

    Basically had a nightmare going back and fourth these last 2 months. Initially went to dentist because I had a slight hole in pre molar which had filling then root canal and crown. Crown was filed too much to reveal metal. Went back to get it removed for a new crown and in removing crown broke the tooth underneath so needed to build it back up with post.

    For the molar I had no pain but he insisted there was a small amount of decay. After having it drilled he then told me the decay went deep. Was in agony and told I had pulpititis and that root canal needed to be performed.

    Do you think I would be right to say something? Maybe a reduction in price or something?
    I suffer from health anxiety and worried about long term health affects of the root canals.

    Again many thanks Matt
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    There are no bad long term health effects from RCTs, apart from your hip pocket. But I see no sign of decay from previous Xray. That doesn't necessarily mean there was absolutely none, but I would've expected to see decay that was deep enough to require RCT. If he suggests any further treatment, I'd take X-rays and get second opinion.
     
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    Okay thanks, will take the information on board.
    Last thing, what is a hip pocket?
     
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    Sorry, means where you keep your wallet, i.e. $$$. RCTs cost you money.
     
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