I had a root canal treatment which went wrong. The file broke off in the tooth. It’s still there and now the tooth is infected again. The bigger problem I have is my allergies and sensitivity. I was having some issues and went and had some serious allergy testing done. I’m allergic to dental cement, formaldehyde, cobalt, chromium, titanium, as well as a host of other common metals.
Is there a dentist with expertise for people in my situation?
You’ve got a tricky situation. I don’t think you’ll find a dentist with expertise in your area. Instead, what you need is to locate a dentist willing to work around your dental allergies. Some patients come in with the controversial Clifford’s test which listed out a bunch of allergies.
Many dentists will just refuse to listen to the results and expect the patient just to deal with the materials available.
Finding a Dentist Willing to Work with a Patient’s Allergies and Sensitivities
Your best bet will be to look for a holistic dentist. They are much more willing to work around any limitation a patient has. They’ll be creative and look for solutions. It’s not totally unheard of for a root canal treatment to fail. Chances of it succeeding go down with each re-try. If it turns out the tooth has to be extracted, a dentist will likely recommend a dental implant.
This is the best tooth replacement option. Most dentists use a titanium implant. With your allergy, you’ll need someone willing to provide you with a zirconia dental implant. These are metal-free and will work better for your allergies.
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