(Closed) Dental Cost Questions

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
12905 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had a filling replaced last year, and according to insurance, it cost $70 for that one just to be replaced.  You have to pay for the dentist’s time, on top of all the work. I think a general cleaning can easily set you back $100-200 if you don’t have insurance.  It seems on the higher end of reasonable to me, but not completely out of the ballpark.

Post # 4
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

It sucks being self-employed, I have a tooth problem now, and I am going to have it pulled out, whenever the tooth gets worse, yes I am waiting until the last minute because I have no money, It could be a long time, (my other  tooth problem lasted a year!), my tooth has a hole in it and food gets caught in it, and I brush it after every meal so it doesn’t get infected, the dentist estimated over $1000 for a root canal in my back molar, and I say NO WAY!

Post # 5
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well this is making me question my dentist, since I just got quoted $600 for two fillings. (They said they would need 40 minutes to do both.)

Post # 7
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d see about other places in your area, and maybe ‘back home’ depending on where that is. Up here, fillings and a cleaning would have set me back nearly $900…back in my mom’s state, it was less than $300. I’d say check around, make some calls, and see what you can work out. Also, some/most places will give you a discount of 8-10% if you pay in cash in full. 

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