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Could tell that my dentist only left a small stub of my tooth left, is that normal?

Could tell that my dentist only left a small stub of my tooth left, is that normal?

Yes: If you were having a cavity filled or a crown done, then yes, it is normal to feel like there is just a small stub left. Often what feels small to your tongue is still more than adequate to retain a crown, and if your tooth had a cavity, the cavity may have decayed a large portion of the tooth in which case the dentist has no choice but to remove all the decay.

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Dentist left part of tooth behind, is this classed as negligence? What should I do?

Dentist left part of tooth behind, is this classed as negligence? What should I do?

Talk to the dentist: Not sure why a root tip was left behind, or what problems you may be having. But your surgeon may be able to shed some light.

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If your tooth broke off and there is just the root left, how does the dentist remove the root?

If your tooth broke off and there is just the root left, how does the dentist remove the root?

Treatment plan: The dentist will carefully remove the remaining root structure. You need to have a treatment plan, How do you intend to replace this tooth? Based upon this, the dentist can plan for an implant, bridge if warranted or a partial denture. You also have the option of doing nothing. It is advisable to replace the tooth, so the rest on the dentition will be minimally affected.

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Are you obligated to pay for a tooth being extracted, when the dentist left part of the tooth in your gums. The dentist I visited left a piece of jagged egde tooth in my gums and I have been suffering from headaches every since. What can I do about it?

Are you obligated to pay for a tooth being extracted, when the dentist left part of the tooth in your gums. The dentist I visited left a piece of jagged egde tooth in my gums and I have been suffering from headaches every since. What can I do about it?

There: There is no reason you should be suffering. You should return to the dentist who extracted the tooth and have them determine if it is indeed a broken piece of tooth. A jagged edge in your gums could also be the edge of the tooth socket, which would need to be filed down for you to feel better. The dentist doesn't know you have this problem unless you tell them, and I am confident that they would want to help you.

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I have pain in my left lower tooth what can it be its sensitive to hot and cold I need a root canal possible I'm guessing I go tues to the dentist.

I have pain in my left lower tooth what can it be its sensitive to hot and cold I need a root canal possible I'm guessing I go tues to the dentist.

Dental pain: It is a good thing that you have an appointment scheduled for your painful tooth. I am not certain what your question is but your assessment about needing a root canal is correct.

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Bottom left tooth is chipped & keeps digging into my tongue. Have an appointment at the dentist tomorrow what will they likely do? Nervous. Thanks.

Bottom left tooth is chipped & keeps digging into my tongue. Have an appointment at the dentist tomorrow what will they likely do? Nervous. Thanks.

Don't worry: Most often this can be restored with a traditional tooth colored filling. Sometimes a crown is required to preserve function and tooth health and prevent from cracking further. If serious chip, it may not be restorable and may require extraction. If so, consider implant treatment to restore this area. Good luck.

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My front left tooth has been sensitive to everything cold, even air. My dentist couldn't find the problem after x rays & inspection. What could it be?

My front left tooth has been sensitive to everything cold, even air. My dentist couldn't find the problem after x rays & inspection. What could it be?

See an Endodontist: The key is to have an Endodontist with the diagnostic skills to be able to do a proper diagnosis of your problem.

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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

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

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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Dentist left 2 pieces of file in my tooth during a root canal. Now I'm in extreme pain?

Please notify: The dentist who did the procedure so that you can be evaluated further.

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Dentist: spaces left behind in the place where top tooth were extracted. Unable to continue treatment. Any suggestions to fill the gap :' (?!

Dentist: spaces left behind in the place where top tooth were extracted. Unable to continue treatment. Any suggestions to fill the gap :' (?!

Prosthodontics: Although there will never be a way for dentists to truly replace what god gave you, space replacements are a different story. A prosthodontic appliance is often a very suitable low cost method for restoration (ie. Partial denture.) a bridge is a traditionally secure option that is long-lasting. And implants are top-of -the-line restorations that, unfortunately, come with an according pricetag.

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I chipped my left lower canine tooth that has a little bite of sensitivity and I was wondering when I go to the dentist what they will say and do?

Sensitivity: First your Dentist will determine cause of sensitivity. Could be from chip, gum recession, occlusal trauma, etc. Then your Dentist will determine the appropriate treatment. If it's from a small chip. A simple filling may resolve the sensitivity. Go now. Easier to fix small problem than bigger one.

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Doctors & Dentist don't know what's causing this. Pain is consistent dull deep set burning throb coming from the upper left front tooth radiates left?

Doctors & Dentist don't know what's causing this. Pain is consistent dull deep set burning throb coming from the upper left front tooth radiates left?

CT scans: I recommend a high resolution CT scan (and possibly a 3D CBCT) of head and neck followed by thorough evaluation by a Neurologist, ENT, Endodontist and possibly a Pain Management Specialist

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Root canal I had last summer still hurts, are there any dr.'s or dentist to answer why, working yet? I wrote late last night, no ans. Yet, the tooth on top next to what I call my fang tooth, not in front but to the left on the side, hurts, even though

If: If you are experiencing pain to a thermal stimulus (hot & cold, especially cold) then it is probably another tooth. Teeth that have had root canal therapy completed should not be sensitive to hot & cold. You should go back to your dentist to determine the source of the pain, and to restore the tooth that had the root canal since it will decay under the temporary filling. This problem will not go away by itself and must be treated.

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Can an avulsed tooth that has not been completely knocked out of its socket be saved? My husband had his left front tooth knocked most of the way out, and we got to the dentist as soon as we could, where the tooth was reomved. I'm wondering if we had gott

In: In this situation if the tooth can be reduced to its original position and stabilized it most definitely could have been saved. I have done this on several occasions in my career. At the time of repositioning the tooth, endodontics is performed, the patient is put on precautionary antibiotics and the tooth is stabilized orthodontically for a period of time, at least 6-8 weeks, sometimes longer if necessary until the area becomes more comfortable & less tender. If the tooth is avulsed & not fractured, the surrounding bone (the socket) is what is fractured & it is treated this way like a bone fracture. The fact that the tooth didn't come all the way out is good because it was stored in the best possible place. If it had completely avulsed then the time it was out of the socket reduces the success, but if as described as not completely avulsed but displaced, the above treatment is very successful.

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What alternatives are there to the problem below and costs? Hello I have a 4 or 5 tooth bridge on my upper left area beginning with number 11 as a post for the bridge. Recently went to my dentist as I had chipped my number ten which will have to be crown

What alternatives are there to the problem below and costs? Hello I have a 4 or 5 tooth bridge on my upper left area beginning with number 11 as a post for the bridge. Recently went to my dentist as I had chipped my number ten which will have to be crown

Is: Is sounds as if this a long span bridge that is failing. In my opinion, without seeing films and the situation, it does sound as if it might be a better option to consider placing implants in the areas with the missing teeth and perhaps place a single crown on #11. This may provide a much longer lasting and stronger solution. The costs are hard to say without seeing you. It is usually a little higher than doing a bridge. Perhaps have a consult to get more information. Hope this helps.

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I've had a wisdom tooth removed and the root of the tooth broke. The dentist left it in. Is that normal?

I've had a wisdom tooth removed and the root of the tooth broke. The dentist left it in. Is that normal?

Not usually: There are certain situations where the root of a tooth is left in place for a specific reason. Please ask the doctor the reason. In many cases it will not be a problem but if the tooth was infected at the time of surgery you may want to consider consulting w an oral surgeon. I have left a very few roots purposely due to intimate proximity to a nerve. The patient was informed prior to surgery.

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