I had a root canal done last year and a temp filling put in, 2 weeks later the dentist put the permanent filling in and said it should be good to go until I get the crown, haven't been able to do that yet and last week got a abscess in that tooth, I went to the Dentist who referred me back to the specialist and he said that the permanent filling had been put in a area of the tooth that it should not be and now my tooth cant be saved. I want to have clarification on what area that might be.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - March - 2013, at 20:38 PM

  • Sometimes the permanent filling is done on the gums if proximal cavity is there but in that case you develop a gum problem and you may develop a gum abscess which can be easily treated by removing permanent filling from that area. in your case it looks that either the tooth is not properly treated or some infection is still left and that is why you got the abscess. Normally if root canal is done properly and tooth is ready for crown, so abscess is not there and tooth can be saved. But still it is diffcult to comment without clinical examination. You can discuss this with your dentist. For more info on complications after root canal treatment you can read this article in our website....  http://www.identalhub.com/article_complications-and-care-after-root-canal-therapy-106.aspx

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