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Old Today, 10:46 PM
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6 months ago I had a root canal on one of my canines. I also received a crown. The new crown is sore. It's not painful or anything. But, for example, if I take my finger and press on it, it's sore. If I take my tongue and pull on it, it's sore. I don't think this is normal. I have gone to see them numerous times about it. They gave me a strong antibiotic in case there was any infection left in the canal, but it made no difference. The doctor said, the antibiotic should have stopped the soreness if the tooth was still infected. So he recommended I go see an endodontist. He said he wouldn't help with the cost to see the endodontist because the x-rays of the canal look good and the root canal appears to have been done correctly so something else must be going on with the tooth. What do you think? I don't have insurance, and had to take out a loan to get the root canal and crown.
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Old Today, 11:19 PM
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If based on clinical exam and xrays the work appears to be done to the standard of care, there is no reason for the dentist to pay your bills for you. Note that work being performed to the standard of care does not mean there will be no problems. There is no guarantee in biology since you cannot guarantee him you will heal the same as everyone else. Replacing body parts is expensive.

I had a knee replacement. My new knee just doesn't work as well as my original knee. It's a brand new knee so it should have no problems, right? On second thought, the surgeon did not cause the problem that required a knee replacement.
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