During root canal procedure today, dentist broke tool off in tooth while widening the canal....Scheduled an appointment two weeks from now to extract broken instrument part from tooth. Question. Is it safe to leave part of tool in soft tissue for two weeks? Or should I go somewhere else?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 14 - June - 2015, at 08:02 AM

  • It depends where the tool has broken. However your dentist is best judge. If he has given appointment after two weeks then he must be ok with this. However if you develop some symptoms like pain and swelling then you should consult your dentist asap otherwise it is safe to let it remain there for two weeks. for more info on broken instrument while root canal treatment, you can check this link in our website.... http://www.identalhub.com/dental-broken-file-during-root-canal-treatment-931.aspx

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