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the Price of a Root Canal and Crown

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$ 1200
Oct 2007
bay city Texas
Three root canals in one tooth  more... close row
$ 1555
Jul 2008
Harrisburg, SD
Root canal, buildup, and crown  more... close row
$ 200
Jun 2006
Orem, UT
Root canal and crown partly paid for by insurance  more... close row
$ 1298
Aug 2008
Kiel, Wisconsin
Broken tooth required root canal  more... close row
$ 675
May 2007
Dublin, OH
Due to a large filling that I had done as  more... close row
$ 2000
Feb 2008
American Fork, UT
Endodontist and Prosthodontist worked together  more... close row
$ 2500
May 2006
Phoenix, AZ
Dental exam, root canal and crown  more... close row

Description of service

The service included, over the course of a week, dental examination by a dentist of a broken molar including x-rays, a root canal and temporary crown by an oral surgeon, and construction of a gold crown by the first dentist. 100% of the cost was covered by catastrophic medical insurance and the stated cost is what I would have been billed had I not had insurance.

Review of Service

The dentist was exemplary. Polite, professional, confident in his work, as were his assistants. While I filled out paperwork as a new patient, the dentist's waiting room was well-appointed and always had a few people in it, but they were shown back quickly after they'd arrived. The dentist saw me almost immediately once I'd finished my initial paperwork and was shown back. Comfy chairs, good pain drugs liberally applied, good music, and fast, sure work made everything go smoothly on every occasion.

The oral surgeon and her staff were much the same in demeanor as the dentist and his -- though all the paperwork for that was handled through the dentist's office -- and the procedures were completed quickly and without pain. I didn't even need the Vicodin prescription I was provided.

One unexpected thing was the rather detailed survey I was asked to fill out with my initial paperwork for the dentist. It included not merely treatment preferences, but my preferences for the staff's demeanor and how detailed and technical I wanted the communications with the staff to be. It seemed odd at the time, but the effect was excellent, even though it added substantially to the time it took to fill out paperwork.


The thing that people usually use to choose their doctors/dentists is not by their qualifications, the quality of their continued education, or their success rate (which is entirely hidden per ADA doctrine, unfortunately), but rather on how nice the dentists were when they saw them. If at all possible look up the dentist's professional qualifications and history before visiting and seeing if they're nice. Having moved around a lot suggests failed practices, and officerships in professional organizations suggests more interest in politics than dentistry. A long and detailed list of continuing education and occasional sabbaticals from the practice to teach shows commitment to the trade.

$ 1300
Aug 2006
woodville, tx
Root canal and gold crown  more... close row
$ 350
Aug 2008
Houston, TX
Complicated root canal performed  more... close row
$ 1600
Feb 2006
Phoenix, AZ
Root canal and crown which were not that painful  more... close row
$ 930
Nov 2007
Discount on root canal and crown  more... close row
$ 940
Feb 2007
Arlington, TX
Root canal not as bad as expected  more... close row
$ 4500
Mar 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Paying out of pocket for root canal and crown  more... close row
$ 1200
Aug 2008
Tampa, Florida
Painful root canal  more... close row
$ 1600
Mar 2008
Syracuse, NY
Gentle dentistry is easier for nervous patient  more... close row
$ 2250
Jul 2008
Marietta, GA
Root canal, build-up and crown  more... close row
$ 1750
Apr 2007
ferndale, Wa.
Root canal, crown and two fillings  more... close row
$ 300
Dec 2006
Littleton, CO
Careless dentist caused pain  more... close row