Posted by david billman
on September 03, 2000 at 12:14:35:
Had a root canal with crown over metal stem- years ago.
Crown needed replaced. Last week dentist pried off the old crown and put on temporary.
2 days later I have severe pain at that site. Antiobiotic and motrin and its all better, but xray shows defect(radiolucent) at base of the (old) root canal and they want to do an apicoectomy.
I say no thanks- the thing is fine and was always fine except until they starting messing with it.
If the problems returns -I'll deal with it then and be no worse off.
Anyone with input?