Originally Posted by Becky2008
Chelsea, sorry that you had a bad experience with a general dentist. There are many general dentists that are perfectly capable of doing root canals and placing crowns. Each dentist is different and while some may not have the experience, many do.
Maybe some do, I'm not saying all are bad, but from what I have experienced, I will never go back to a general dentist for a crown, my crown is still loose and moving or it may be the tooth underneath moving, but something is still hurting my gums and I had a root canal. He placed the crown really deep into the gum and then he left it too high and it caused me to have headaches, numbness, tightness in my neck and jaw.
Now that the prosthodonist has adjusted it some, it feels better but there is still something wrong with it.
There may be alot of dentist out there that do a good job, you are proably right about GDs but here is one that will never go back to one for crowns after what I am experiencing now. It feels like it is trying to come off and has moved my other teeth. It is the worst feeling and he has made a gap in the side of my number 19 and 20. He grinded my original 20 on the side.
It makes me sick to think about what he has done to my teeth. There are more details involved, but sooner or later I'm sure I will get them resolved once this crown comes off.
He put a large crown on my tooth and tried to make it fit is what I think he tried to do.