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A 59-year-old male asked:

What is the ethical thing for my personal dentist to do? i had a root canal done three years ago on #3 and then this week again to remove two roots left behind. i've paid twice for a root canal on the same tooth. is my personal dentist responsible for any

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 43 years experience
Impossible to answer: This situation is very difficult to answer on this forum without the complete history. I recommend you make an appointment with the dentist and express your concerns. I am sure you will be able to agree on an amicable solution.
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Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 20 years experience
Tough situation: Ethics are hard to quantify, and there is no standard to what should be done in this situation. You should be comfortable discussing your concern with your dentist. If not, seek a second opinion, preferrably from an endodontist. Current technology of a dental microscope and ct xrays reduce the risk of this occurring. Prevention of complications are always worth the extra price of treatment.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2013
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