Hello. I had a root canal done some time ago and the tip of one of the tools broke off in a canal, I saw a specialist but they couldn't get it out. They cleared the other canals and left the bit in there. That went fine, didn't notice any problems from it and the dentist that started the root canal didn't charge me and was helpful in finding me a specialist.
Now recently I've been having some headaches and other possible neurological symptoms (unrelated to root canal), and I might need to have an MRI done soon, but I'm unsure if that broken tool tip lodged in my tooth is MRI compatible. I called the specialist I saw back when I had the root canal and they said it's a microscopic piece of stainless steal, though I also remember it might be titanium. Can people who have had root canals with the broken peice still in have MRIs or do they need to have alternative scans like cat scan and such?
I understand this is a crossing issue between dentistry and MRI specialists but if anyone could give me their advice it would be much appreciated. I have already informed my doctors of this so there's no worry that something could go wrong, but until I get answers for that I was hoping to find some insight here.