My dentist was doing a filling when he changed his mind and said he needed to do a root canal and crown. In the middle of it he snapped his file into my tooth. He worked to get it out for a bit and then said he couldn’t and would have to leave it there. There was nothing I could do about it and I’m horrified. I’ve heard holistic dentists care more about your whole body. Would they help me get it out?
Miranda W. – Nevada
It’s possible that the cavity was larger than the x-ray revealed and that’s why he had to switch mid-procedure. I’m not sure why the file broke, but it does happen. Sometimes it’s a faulty file. Sometimes it’s a faulty file. Sometimes it’s dental error. Sometimes it’s just bad luck.
I understand your frustration, but it could be that the dentist was afraid he’d do more damage by getting it out. You’re right that a holistic dentist cares about the whole body. If you’d be more comfortable getting a second opinion with one, it certainly couldn’t hurt.
Also, your dentist is ethically required to work and give another dentist all the information about your case that is available.
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