Overfilled Root filling


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I had to have a front crown replaced and my dentist also did a root filling. During the course of treatment right up to the point of having the permanent crown fitted I told him it didn't feel right - I had a strange sensation in the tooth. He said root fillings sometimes did that. Some months on when I had another visit I once again told him it still didn't feel right. He then took an xray and said it looked like the root was overfilled and I would have to go to a specialist to get it rectified but at my cost of approx £1000. I had already paid £700 to him for the filling and crown. Should my dentist take some responsibility for the cost of rectification
 
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If he overfilled the root then I can’t see why you should be paying again, he should rectify the error free of charge ... unless there are some strange rules in dentistry... I think I have the opposite problem with under extended root canal filling
 

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Good day
If the root was overfilled, the extra Gutta Percha material could lead to post op sensitivity and pain. The dentist should correct the problem
 
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If he overfilled the root then I can’t see why you should be paying again, he should rectify the error free of charge ... unless there are some strange rules in dentistry... I think I have the opposite problem with under extended root canal filling
I thought he would have had to stand the cost aswell. I wasn't sure if it would come under trading standards regulations
 

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