Is this procedure necessary?

Discussion in 'Endodontics' started by pava, Dec 21, 2018.

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    pava

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    Someone left a dental instrument behind in my upper jaw. looks like I have had it for 10+ years without any problems. I read that it often happens and not to worry. 6 months ago my left upper canine tooth started to hurt. It is near the instrument. I took some antibiotics and I have had no problem for 6 months now. My dentist says the instrument may have to be removed because of that tooth. My point is that the tooth may have troubled me for a different reason ( not because of the instrument). Why wouldn’t the tooth be treated in its own right? The dentist didn’t even take an x Ray. He just said canine teeth have strong roots. He just assumed the problem is to do with the instrument. He is sending me to a specialist for a 3 D (or 4D) scan. And the cost alone for the scan and the visit is frightening I would appreciate some advice please
     
    pava, Dec 21, 2018
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Why do you think the tooth developed an abscess 6 months ago? Didn't you have X-rays taken back then?
     
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    Hi Matt KW.

    My dentist took x rays of my upper jaw 2 years ago and noticed that instrument.

    The tooth in question started to hurt 6 months ago. My dentist was not available and I had some spare antibiotics which remedied the pain.
    I told my dentist that’s what happened and that the tooth is ok now. He then said the pain was due to the the instrument, but did not take x ray to confirm
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    It's impossible to give you any advice if we don't have X-rays.
     
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