Dr Wortman DDS
Date: September 21, 2010 07:19PM
Had a root canal in 2006,because of an abscess, and Dr Wortman (on Backlick Rd) did this procedure. There was a crown on the tooth and Dr Wortman used the same crown. That was OK. About two weeks ago the crown became loose, so I went to my present dentist. After removing the crown and x-raying the tooth he asked me why the dentist that did the root canal didn't fill all the canals. Not being able to see what was going on with my tooth at the time, I told him I didn't know. I now need a new root canal on the same tooth. I hope everyone can understand why I am not happy about this. I really don't look forward to root canals. I contacted Dr Wortmans office in the Backlick Executive Center and told them about the problem. I even provided them with a copy of the x-ray, and the referral to a dentist that specialized in root canals. His reaction----the statute of limitations had expired.
I am wondering if he knew about the discovery rule. In any case all I asked for was a refund of the amount that I paid for the incomplete root canal. I really don't think that that is unreasonable. I'm beginning to think that in his office the real statute of limitations is on ethics. I certainly hope that it doesn't apply to Dr. Stephen Price DDS, Dr Steven Berk DDS, and Dr Leo J Sushner DDS who all have there name on the door in front of Dr. Wartners office in the Backlick Executive Center at 5417 D Backlick Rd.
I have filed a complaint with the Department of Health Professions enforcement division. My fear is that the root will fracture and I will lose the tooth, and need an implant, which I cant afford.