I have just had a root canal filling ( yesterday)however the dentist informed me that the file tip broke and is embedded in my tooth - what do I do --- I have just recovered from a chronic abcsess from this tooth - and of course I want to save the tooth!!! now and into the future What are my next steps - Thank you DD

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 12 - July - 2011, at 18:54 PM

  • Ideally if file is broken in tooth while doing root canal treatment then before going for root canal filling, the broken part of file should be removed. But now you got the root canal filling done and there is no pain and abscess is subsided then you can wait and watch because if the canals of tooth are sterile before of the instrument is broken then the tooth does not show any symptoms and root canal is succesful but if you again have pain and swelling with abscess then you have to get re-root canal treatment done in which old filling will be removed and broken part of instrument will also be removed by dental specialist which is Endodontist. For more info on Root canal complications you can read this article... http://www.identalhub.com/article_complications-and-care-after-root-canal-therapy-106.aspx

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