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What causes a crown on a molar to fail shortly after it is done?

Hoppi

Hoppi

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It's just that he managed to introduce an infection into the tooth that was not there before. None of these symptoms were there when I had the temporary filling that was drilled out to put the crown on it.

When I said it still hurt I meant in response to cold drinks and things. It still was doing that up until very recently although it isn't now I don't think since I've finished that course of antibiotics.

I wouldn't normally be so quick to consider something like getting compensation but it's just I'd had such bad experiences with that dentist anyway. This isn't a single isolated event.
 
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Enarete

Enarete

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You seem to be really unhappy with your dentist, Hoppi. Is there any particular reason you are still getting treatment from them? This not being a single isolated event makes me feel like there is not much trust involved.
 
Hoppi

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You seem to be really unhappy with your dentist, Hoppi. Is there any particular reason you are still getting treatment from them? This not being a single isolated event makes me feel like there is not much trust involved.

Well, I have had several dentists at that practice. The first dentist I had there was just lovely and I didn't have a single bad thing to say. But she left after not too long and then I had the guy that I really disliked. So I switched to someone else. She was... very good but I wish she'd warned me properly that the crown might fail. Then again I did only see her once before it as she was only a one-off emergency dentist for me there at that time.

Now... guess what? She's left too ._.

So I've been moved to somebody else, who seems kind of OK but didn't strike me as being very compassionate. It's very soon to tell though.

I wish so much that I'd just left the temporary filling in it and chewed on the other side (other than very soft foods) and gotten on with my life.

Now... I dunno. Either I get lucky and the tooth magically stabilises or one of these natural remedies I'm on works, or I get an expensive root canal even though one of the canals is blocked apparently... or I get it pulled.

Sorry to post such a long reply. It's just a shame that it's come to this point and no option looks particularly appealing so it's just an unpleasant situation to be in.
 
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