The following came from a GOOGLE DENTAL NEWS ALERT. It’s happened to all of us at one time or another…..how would you handle this situation…..please comment for others to follow the thought process…….cheers
Dear Annie: My dentist performed a root canal on the wrong tooth. Because of his mistake, I had to go through two root canals and two crown preps. He didn’t charge me for the one he did in error, but I did get a bill for more than $2,000 for the other. I feel violated. Crowns do not last as long as natural teeth, so I’ve lost a perfectly good piece of my anatomy. The dentist now says I eventually would have needed a root canal there anyway, but that’s not true. I have X-rays from another dentist that show nothing wrong with that tooth. I know I could sue him for malpractice, but I don’t want the stress of going to court. And the dentist told me if I sue and don’t prove my case, he would countersue with a defamation claim.