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should i be worried that drill bit broke off inside tooth during root canal and it hurts?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
It happens: More info is needed to answer you correctly. General dentist or specialist? How long ago? What treatment has been proposed? Although compromised, the tooth can still be restored. Consult with an endodontist as to how to remedy the situation.
Answered on May 7, 2017
Dr. Richard Reinitz
39 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: If there is something in the canal of your root it needs to be removed or the treatment is likely to fail.
Answered on May 7, 2017
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