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After registering at a new dentist and having a check up appointment (1hour long :-o)
I had x-rays an a good chat with my new dentist.......however......i had root canal an cap i had done about 4/5years ago.....and my dentist (and i seen) that my old dentist has basically messed it up an she cant make head nor tail of what he had done....but he also left an implement in one of my roots :-0
Because of this my options are.......attempt to fix the root canal, not an easy job but it might not be successful......or be referred onto a specialist and have it taken out...which my dentist has said will probably be the best option considering the state of my tooth.

Im still slightly flabergasted by the revelation and its been 2 weeks im not too sure what to make of it. What would you be like??
Im contemplating making a claim against my old dentist. Would i get anywere if i did?
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Has the tooth being causing you problems? I would have thought that the Statute of Limitations would have expired at this stage so even if you have grounds to take a case(and I am not sure you do).
 

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Was the previous dentist nhs or private? I had been neglected by my nhs dentist when I was under her care and decided to go private to a different dentist and see what was going on with my teeth. Turned out the old dentist had botched my fillings and ignored several teeth that had issues which resulted in 3 root canals and 6 fillings being re-done. I spoke to my dentist about doing a claim but she said it would be unlikely that anything would happen as it was around a year after my old dentist had done any work. [emoji17]

I've just realised that has made me sound like I have awful teeth! [emoji33] I don't, but I had fragile teeth that should of had veneers on but I haven't got money for that so my fillings are because my teeth have been chipping away.
 

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I do wonder is your new dentist private. Could she be trying to make more money from you. Get a second opinion if you are having issues with the tooth. If not I would tend to leave it alone
 

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If your ex dentist has left a K-file in the root of the tooth (the implement they use to file the root out) you could have a claim against the dentist And you could report him to the gdc.

I take it you have seen the X-ray that your new dentist has taken and seen the file in situ?

As for the tooth you could go to endodontist (they specialise in rct) and get a second opinion. This is a private option and will cost extra.
 

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I do wonder is your new dentist private. Could she be trying to make more money from you. Get a second opinion if you are having issues with the tooth. If not I would tend to leave it alone
not all private dentists rip their patients off, I have worked as a nurse for quite few honest private dentists.

A k file which is metal would show on the X-ray as being embedded in the root canal, so it would be very easy to prove either way of that wasn't true.

As a dental nurse I have seen new patients come in and seen k files left in root canals which have shown up on X-rays, which have been left by shoddy work done by previous dentists.
 

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Has the tooth being causing you problems? I would have thought that the Statute of Limitations would have expired at this stage so even if you have grounds to take a case(and I am not sure you do).
I think you're confusing Criminal law with Civil law. It certainly doesn't apply in cases of medical negligence.
 

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Wouldn't have a root canal near me. If you can, get it removed.
Same for mercury fillings. No chance of that sh1t in my mouth.
 

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Has the tooth being causing you problems? I would have thought that the Statute of Limitations would have expired at this stage so even if you have grounds to take a case(and I am not sure you do).

Yep had problems with it for the last year or so
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Wouldn't have a root canal near me. If you can, get it removed.
Same for mercury fillings. No chance of that sh1t in my mouth.
I can understand the Mercury thing but what about the root canal? A quick Google tells me the root canal is filled with Gutta percha which is a natural latex from trees. Doesn't sound as bad as the Mercury.
 
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I can understand the Mercury thing but what about the root canal? A quick Google tells me the root canal is filled with Gutta percha which is a natural latex from trees. Doesn't sound as bad as the Mercury.
Not so much what's put in but bacteria gets in under and builds. Causing problems down the line.
My fiance is a strength/conditioning coach who has spent a lot of time and money on certifications, he has clients come to him who need help getting healthy, some of which have had fillings and root canals removed and then given a detox plan after it. That sh1t ain't good.
 

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Was the previous dentist nhs or private? I had been neglected by my nhs dentist when I was under her care and decided to go private to a different dentist and see what was going on with my teeth. Turned out the old dentist had botched my fillings and ignored several teeth that had issues which resulted in 3 root canals and 6 fillings being re-done. I spoke to my dentist about doing a claim but she said it would be unlikely that anything would happen as it was around a year after my old dentist had done any work. [emoji17]

I've just realised that has made me sound like I have awful teeth! [emoji33] I don't, but I had fragile teeth that should of had veneers on but I haven't got money for that so my fillings are because my teeth have been chipping away.

At the time it was NHS but has since privatised
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