- Jan 8, 2009
I had a root canal performed on a molar and then a crown put in afterwards. One month later I am again in pain so I go back into the same dentist. He took a couple of x-rays to see what's going on with it and suspects that at some point between the two procedures a root canal fillings (gutta percha) was accidentally pulled out but went unnoticed. Dentist thinks it likely happened when the excess gutta percha was being removed with hot iron before crown was installed. Now dentist wants to drill thru my new crown to correct the problem. My question/concern is this...the crown's longevity will in all likelihood be compromised as a result of this procedure. I am inclined to request a new crown after the problem is corrected since the mistake was his. Please advise. Thx.