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Sargenti Paste / Root Canal Filler / Dental gross negligence!

1 115 Rainbow DriveMadison, United States Review updated:
Contact information:
Phone: 256 837 3274

In Oct 2005, these dentists (3 at the time) grossly overfilled a root canal on back molar and squirted Sargenti paste into my nerve channel. They concealed the overfill and use of Sargenti and left it for me to diagnose myself. Sargenti paste contains formaldehyde and when it comes in contact with nerves, it destroys them... or pickles them like they do for embalming. Sargenti has been REJECTED for approval by the FDA. The state dental board slapped them on the wrists and continue to allow them to use it with "informed consent". A patient can NOT be asked to consent to negligent substandard care. They have injured others who likely do not know it is Sargenti paste. They tried to tell me that they nicked me with the injection... and kept that story right past my opportunity to not live with a permanent 24/7 numb and burning lip and chin. See links below. The last link will eventually have a way to send a petition to the AL dental board to stop allowing the use of it in our state. Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin have banned it. It is banned in parts of canada and not allowed to be made and sold. The FDA has regulations against Sargenti but after 40 years they don't enforce them. EVERY SINGLE accredited dental school not only teaches to NOT use to Sargenti they teach it is below the standard of care to do so. Even UAB and BU when these dentists when and where these dentists were in dental school. Be ware.

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  • Fi
      28th of Mar, 2008
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    More and more stories are coming out about the horrible affects of the use of Sargenti Paste in root canals!
    It ruins the health and lives of countless, unsuspecting patients and yet the FDA and state Dental Boards still have not out and out banned it!
    Please alert your legislature that you want this Sargenti Paste banned! Let's put the patient first, for once, Sargenti paste is the ROOT of this evil!!!

  • De
      31st of Jul, 2008
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    I have seen a dentist in ontario who cuts corners at every opportunity. She performed a root canal and then did a "periodontal procedure. It left my original gum 2mm above where it was before. How would I find out if, since she did the root canal and this procedure at the same time, she did not further use sargenti paste? I would not know. How does one find out? I am addressing some issues with the college now. SHe is rough, uncaring and does not inform the patient to any options such as see s periodontist I think I cut your gum. She was trianed in Ohio and apparently practiced in the US for 10 years and for some unknown reason has appeared now in Canada for the last 3 years.

  • Sa
      15th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    To Dedra if you are still watching this site. Sorry for the late response. The only real way is to get a copy of your records and look to see what material they used or you can always ask. Look for N2, RC2B, Rc2W in your records. Funny thing about going to Canada. An Alabama dentist who was sued for using Sargenti Paste fled to Canada while the litigation was ongoing. According to the injured patient, they had to track him down to show up at the trial. He's back now with no negative reports against his license even though the patient reported him to the state dental board.

    If you want to send me the dentist name I can check to see if it is on our list of suspected users. Email me at

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