I have the following problem:
Ten months ago, my dentist placed an all-ceramic crown over the next-to-last upper molar (on the right side).
I voiced my concerns several times because I had the feeling that the root was still contemplating whether it should act up or keep quiet, but the crown was placed anyway. After a few weeks, I returned to the dentist because I had the feeling that there was something going on underneath the crown, but my dentist dismissed that idea. The last time I saw the dentist because of this was in December. The X-ray didn’t show anything on the tooth, but were found underneath one of the fillings in a different tooth in the lower jaw. Since a friend recommended a different dentist, I went to the new dentist. He was great, by the way.
Right now, I’m suffering from a severe toothache underneath the crown. Today, I went to see my old dentist since he made the crown, and he diagnosed me with an inflammation of the root (without any X-ray (?)). After I vented my anger and after some discussion, he offered to place a new crown on the tooth after a root canal treatment (I would only have to pay material costs of 40.00 and he would assume the cost of about 300.00). However, the treatment would cost 600.00.
He opened the crown with a drill (and did so in a pretty wide area) & placed a filling in the tooth.
He probably thought we had a deal with the new crown, because the hole he drilled today isn’t small!
I recently talked to my new dentist, who was appalled by the fact that only a was performed, no was taken, the tooth was drilled open immediately, and that the canal treatment is supposed to cost 600.00. He only charges 90.00 for the same treatment.
However, my new dentist is going on vacation next week, so I won’t be able to see him for 2.5 weeks. The problem is as follows now:
I have a hellish toothache that I can’t endure for 2.5 weeks. Today’s filling will supposedly only last a maximum of two weeks, and I’d really like to have a new crown (just having finished paying off the old one!), and not one with a huge filling in it.
My old dentist would probably laugh at me if I proposed having my done somewhere else, but then turn around and request that I accept his offer of a new for 50.00 of material costs.
Did I already mention that I’m suffering from a toothache???