Botched Root Canal in New York: Kingston Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Dental Malpractice, Infections

When a Botched Root Canal is Caused by New York Medical Malpractice, Call our Kingston Medical Malpractice Lawyer

So it is probably fair to say that most people do not enjoy going to the dentist.  Many people actually fear the dentist and hate going to the dentist.  The dentist provokes fear in a lot of people.  And there is no better way to further evoke fear than to say the words root canal.  When people combine going with the dentist and root canal, the fear is primal and extreme.  The only thing that could make it worse would be New York medical malpractice causing a botched root canal, which should mean a trip to a Kingston medical malpractice lawyer.

A root canal is a feared procedure because it is incredibly painful before, during, and after the procedure.  The procedure is to drill out the nerve of a tooth that is infected, agitated, damaged, or dying.  Nerves are painful, just remember every time you banged your elbow and had a “funny bone” sensation.  Now imagine drilling that nerve out of your arm—ouch!  

The procedure opens the top of the tooth and drills out to the very bottom of the apex of the tooth.  That removes the entire nerve and matter from the inside of the tooth.  Now the dentist puts an antibiotic cement into the hole and places a temporary cap.  Measurements and impressions of your teeth are made to make a permanent crown, or top of your tooth.  The cement sits in your tooth for about 2-3 weeks, which is the time that the permanent crown is being made from your impression and hardened.

At the end fo the 2-3 weeks when your permanent crown is ready, the dentist lifts up the temporary crown and removes the antibiotic cement.  New filler is added which is known as the “core.”  Then a post is added which helps anchor the entire tooth, gives it stability, and attached to the permanent crown.  The post and core are inside of your tooth cavity which had the nerve.  The permanent crown is laid on top of it and attached.  It is glued, cemented, or otherwise permanent attached to the tooth.

Where New York medical malpractice comes is in if the antibiotic cement is not use, if the dentist drills to the bottom of the apex of the tooth, if the dentist damages the other nerve in the mouth, if the dentist fails to treat an abscess or other infection, or if the dentist must too much or too little core and post.  This can cause massive infections and damage to your death.  This could also cause a wrongful death if the infection is not treated, because infections in your mouth are believed to be directly linked to your heart.  In fact, poor oral conditions and hygiene has been directly linked to hard problems.

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