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Old 10-24-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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OP. I am in my early 60s. I had an abcess on #15 this last spring that developed into a sinus infection. A round of antibiotics with steroids, a root canal, and a porcelain crown took care of it all. I was really nervous about the root canal, but the endodontist was great (sure, it was a little uncomfortable during the procedure, but the pain was minimal; they have new drugs nowadays to numb your tooth area). My regular dentist did the crown; this procedure was not too bad either. The root canal was $1,800 and the crown was $1,200.

I thought about just getting it pulled, but my wife said I am too young to start pulling teeth. Even if you are in your late 60s, that is still kind of young. I think you should go root canal and crown. BUT, have a nice talk with your endodontist.
Well, the deed (The root canal) was done a few days ago. The 70 minute procedure wasn't nearly as bad as worrying about the tooth & trying to decide what to do for the last several weeks or months. I think it's starting to feel better--I'm hedging just b/c that tooth has felt better before, then worse.

A lot of the temp. filling has come off already, & I'm supposed to see them again next week to check it. They gave me a 10% discount--I just asked if they had any discounts for people w/o ins.--I was surprised they gave it to me--so it came to $1373. It's a small office, & both the endo. & the assistant are extremely friendly & helpful.

Here are before & after pics. I believe the endo. said he filled or treated 4 root canals in that tooth.
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