By Anonymous - 31/07/2012 16:13 - United States

Today, I got a root canal. It wouldn't have been that bad if the dentist hadn't performed it on the wrong tooth. FML
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He didn't notice it was on the wrong tooth? Don't they usually have an x-ray of your teeth? I hope you can get a refund.

Wrong tooth?! "Hm, should I take out this foul-smelling brownish-yellow one or this white, shiny one? Ernie, meenie, minie... Shiny one it is!"

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Oh that sucks! Sorry OP! Hope you feel better!

Dentist: "Okay we're almost done and... oh shit!" OP: "What's wrong?" Dentist:"Oh nothing. Just out of curiosity, would your insurance pay for a second root canal?"

I would knock a couple of his teeth out and be like "And now we're even, you're a dentist you can fix that." haha or maybe that's a bit harsh.

Going to the dentist tomorrow, this makes me nerveous!

What? How does that actually happen? Isn't it obvious which tooth is in need of the root canal operation?

Look at the bright side; you get the second, and maybe even the third for free.

The amount dental-related mishaps on FML make me not really want to have serious work done on my teeth...

He didn't notice it was on the wrong tooth? Don't they usually have an x-ray of your teeth? I hope you can get a refund.

Sometimes with x-rays you can't tell. It's a 2D image of a 3D object. Also infection can be shown on an x-ray to look like its at the roots of one tooth when it's spread to others too. Dentists also use the abscess that is present when an Root canal is needed, but that can be on the wrong tooth, the abscess is where the infection is leaving the body. One sure way of finding the right tooth is inserting what we call a GP point into the abscess and take an x-ray and see which tooth it leads to :)

Or you can sue for malpractice.

Still... You're not real doctors!

I know the feeling. My dentists always fuck up. I'm sorry to hear that. At least you weren't getting your teeth pulled!

Maybe you should see different dentists if they always mess up on your health =/

#39: i had a root canal done (it was done on the correct tooth) and had a cap put on it. the damn thing still freaking hurts randomly. so i don't think root canals completely kill the tooth. that, or they just missed some on mine :/

Makes losing my retainer for the second time seem like nothing. Sorry OP

Wrong tooth?! "Hm, should I take out this foul-smelling brownish-yellow one or this white, shiny one? Ernie, meenie, minie... Shiny one it is!"

Teeth needing root canals are not usually discolored or foul-smelling. There is no way to tell except for the patient's pain and an X-ray. But tooth pain radiates, so the patient might have pointed to the wrong tooth. And x-rays of infections can make it appear as though the infection is located on the root of two teeth rather than just one.

It WOULD look better if he's a collector...

I JUST had a root canal this week. I had originally thought my tooth pain radiated from a different tooth. If the dentist would've listened to me, he would've fixed the wrong one. He did a couple of "tests" to see which one was giving me problems. He had to cause the tooth pain of course, but he got the right one! :)

How the underworld does that happen? Moron with the tools and professional up the ass training fails to follow your request of which tooth you want fixed and doesn't even notice that he's doing something wrong... Pure penis for you. FYL

Pure penis? Of course! Impure penis would not fit this situation of the underworld...

Did you use Google translate for your comment?

We're gonna need Doc's Idiot Translator for this one.

The Idiot-English Translation Engine needed some work to do anyway. *whirr* *bzzz* *click* *DING* "How the hell does that happen? The moron with the tools and purported training failed to fix the tooth you want fixed and doesn't even notice he's doing something wrong! What an idiot! I translated this comment from English to Greek to Russian to Esperanto to Swahili and back to English before posting it!" You're welcome.

I got corrected by Doc's English idiot translator... Well that marks the end of my commenting... I tried... But I tried too hard looks like

Maybe it's time for a new dentist!

Your picture fits this situation perfectly!

Wrong tooth? Damn!

sue for malpractice!

This is one of the few times that this comment is acceptable. Props, my ninja.

When you pay him, make sure you use the wrong credit card number.

Or just don't pay him at all.

"Oops, sorry, paid the wrong dentist. I also accidentally made my next appointment at another dentist."