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Old 06-07-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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I was somewhat shocked at what it cost me. I thought it would be more like $350 or something like that.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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The cost depends on your geographic area, and the number of roots of the tooth, but $600 seems on the low side.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:52 PM
 
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Was that your co-pay or the total charge? A close friend of mine has had several root canals done over the past several years. The cost varied because of the amount of work each specific tooth needed; between $700 and $1100 IIRC. Anecdotal of course. $350 for a root canal? Maybe back in 1975!
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I was somewhat shocked at what it cost me. I thought it would be more like $350 or something like that.
Sheesh, sounds like a bargain to me. I just had one. I’m at $600 some dollars out of pocket right now for the dentist while my insurance covered the $1,250 for the orthodontist who did the root canal. Mine was a tooth that broke off just below the gum line. It had two roots that had to be done. Right now I have two posts and a temporary cap, waiting for the permanent one to come in from the lab.

Normally my dentist does root canals but because this one was below the gum, he sent me to an orthodontist who did all the work using a microscope.
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I was somewhat shocked at what it cost me. I thought it would be more like $350 or something like that.
I wish I could find your dentist and go to him or her. Some regions a root canal can run $1000 or more.
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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Sounds very reasonable to me.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:03 PM
 
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Normally my dentist does root canals but because this one was below the gum, he sent me to an orthodontist who did all the work using a microscope.

So much misinformation here....




$600 is a bargain.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:06 PM
 
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I was somewhat shocked at what it cost me. I thought it would be more like $350 or something like that.
You made out like a bandit. $650 is CHEAP.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:10 PM
 
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I was somewhat shocked at what it cost me. I thought it would be more like $350 or something like that.

Just out of curiosity, what do you think it costs the dentist to perform this service? It costs me almost $300 an hour to keep my dental office open. Paying staff, rent, utilities, supplies, etc.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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Nope. I had one last year in the Kansas City area, by an endodontist recommended by my dentist, which is the ONLY way I'd choose an endodontist. I think it was $1,100. My dentist raved about what a tiny hole he made in the tooth to get all the roots out; he said that he'd seen others where the endodontist drilled out so much of the tooth he had a hard time getting a permanent crown to stick on it. He also worked me in at 7 AM on an emergency basis because the problems popped up a week before I was going to leave for India. Priceless.
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