Went in to get my new (replacement )crown and ...uh oh, after 40 minutes trying, my new dentist couldn't get the temporary post out.. Didn't budge. Tried every device in his tool chest ----nerving racking!!
Dentist claims he hadn't used any glue on the post. Finally, he put temporary crown back in, saying in the next 3 weeks the post should losen it up, from eating, etc. (??)
The tooth is near the front, too small (I was told)
for the post to be taken out with a drill.
So now I got questions --WHAT to do next?
How much jarring & twisting can the tooth take
before something gets damaged? Might the root
fracture? Get lose?
What are my options if the post doesn't come out
easily on the next try?
Maybe the permanent crown won't fit right after all the stuff done to the tooth?
Are there dentists who specialize just in crowns &
posts? I'd like to get a second opinion before going back to my present dentist. But will another
dentist be honest & objective if a colleague has messed up? Yipes.
BTW afterwards, the dental tech said she'd never
seen this happen in the 6.5 yrs she'd worked with him. Anyway, this (new) dentist didn't do a great job on the other crown he did for me, earlier in the summer.
Advice much appreciated.
[This message has been edited by sally2 (edited 08-24-2002).]