Root canal , possible apicoeptomy

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    I had a root canal done by an endodontist on my lateral incisor (Right hand side).

    He said that a bit of dental material ended up above my treated tooth.
    He said the tooth will either settle (in about a month) or the material may irritate it.
    In that case, the specialist said, he may perform an apicoeptomy.

    What are the chances that my tooth will settle after few weeks?
    (I am so hoping this apicoeptomy won't be necessary),



    May I please get some advice. Thanks
     
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    If it is simply the glue used for the rubber points, then this is fairly common, and the body normally tolerates it very well. I haven't had to retreat any such cases.
    If it's a bit of the rubber point, then it is more likely to cause a problem. If this occurs, then a periapical curettage is all that's needed. It's a bit like an apicocectomy in that the gum is raised and the irritated tissue and excess rubber point is removed, but the apex is not cut back.
    A standard apicocectomy is rarely needed nowadays. That's where in addition to curettage, the apex is drilled back.
     
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    Thank you MattKW. This makes sense as I have been getting terrible bitter My general dentist told me it was from a temporary filling; but when a permanent filling was placed the bitterness did not go away
     
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    The bitterness is so strong that I can feel discomfort in my stomach. My general dentist said that the tooth was well sealed, so there shouldn't be a problem . He thought that maybe it came from my two other (bad) teeth. Those teeth well removed, but the problem exists. Then he thought that maybe the food I eat causes bitterness.

    So could it be that it is coming from that material (discovered later by my endodontist)?
     
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