I had a cavity that resulted in the need for a crown. Within six weeks, I developed an abscess. I was told by the endodontist that the crown didn't leak nor was there any residual decay.
My concern is that this is the first time I went to this dentist and I was very surprised that he spent little time preparing the tooth, i.e. cleaning with air, etc. like my former dentist did. I only switched dentist because I moved to another state and now I'm afraid that this dentist may not be competent.
Is there any way I can tell if the need for a root canal was due to incompetence?
I greatly appreciate your help!!!