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Crown Lengthening Ask The Dentist Corinne Scalzitti Question:
I have a tooth with a crown which also had a root canal.

My dentist found some decay so he removed the crown and the decay. He then told me I would need a crown lengthening. I had the crown lengthening and it was very painful for several week.

Now I am being told there is more decay and they cannot save the tooth. I am told I cannot have an implant either. Would this be the result of the crown lengthening would be the first part of my question.

Secondly should they have seen the decay with an xray? ... Visitor from MA

I would not return to the dentists you are seeing, except maybe to ask for at least partial refunds.

Somebody should have done a better evaluation before providing treatment. Honestly, I would see another dentist or dentists, let them see the whole situation, and give advice.

If you are in a small town, I would look for a dentist in a larger town.

Corinne Scalzitti, DMD, MAGD

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