Treatment plan escalates ! Filling-to-root canal-to-fractured tooth-to-implant ?

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  1. kevcosta

    kevcosta

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    Can anyone there explain to me how a patient goes to a dentist for a check-up...is told he needs a filling replaced...has to go through TWO follow-up "adjustments" to TRY and get the new filling to "fit"...only to find out later, he now has an infection that requires a root canal and possibly a fractured tooth, which will require an implant !?
     
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    There is a risk with any dental treatment.
     
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    Risk of what ? The dentist cracking your tooth ? The dentist causing an infection ?
     
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    There is always a risk when you have a drill in your mouth that something can go wrong with the tooth being worked on. Having work on a tooth can always lead to an infection or weaken the tooth so it cracks. You should always seek a second opinion if you have work on a tooth that has no symptoms. If you do go ahead you should be aware of the risks. Get a second opinion now.
     
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    Just to add that what happened to you is rare. Get it checked by another dentist (or two).
     
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