1. #1

    Unhappy Cost of root canal with a specialist

    hello

    I am 23 years old and a university student, I had a root canal and metal crwon fittied 3 years ago, at the time, the dentist told he could not reach to the bottom of my tooth canal, since then my tooth has been infected constantly. I recently went to another dentist who told me i would have to be referred to a specialist.

    I was hoping to find out roughly the cost of a root canal with a specialist and which tyoe of crown in the best to have fitted both duration wise and aesthetically. also findging out the cost of it would be helpful be glad for anyone to offer any advice.

    thank you

    toothacher

  2. #2
    Dr Sepehrara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    279

    Default

    Hi

    Re-root canal treatment with a specialist can cost from 400 to 600 depending on the tooth and complexity.

    It is difficult to recommend a type of crown without looking at the mouth and teeth. There are a variety of types of crown i.e allceramic, porcelain bonded to gold, etc . The one which is indicated depends on many factors.
    Dr Raha Sepehrara BSC(Hons) BDS with Distinction

    The Dental Suite, Leicestershire

    Quality dental and Implant care

    www.dental-suite.co.uk
    Winner of Best Young Dentist In the Midlands Award 2009

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    1

    Default re-root canal

    I have also been told that i need to have my existing root canal redone as my dentist did not get it to the root. Is it common that this happens and you need to pay to have it taken out and redone?also are you able to tell me on average how long a root canal should last for.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1

    Default Instead of root canal

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sepehrara View Post
    Hi

    Re-root canal treatment with a specialist can cost from 400 to 600 depending on the tooth and complexity.

    It is difficult to recommend a type of crown without looking at the mouth and teeth. There are a variety of types of crown i.e allceramic, porcelain bonded to gold, etc . The one which is indicated depends on many factors.

    Hi, Dr. Sepehrara:

    I'm new here and wanted to ask my question.

    My dentist said I have a vertical
    crack on my #18 molar. It runs
    from the top to the gumline down the
    middle on the back of the tooth.

    I don't feel any pain. Sometimes
    I feel sensitivity when I chew
    something.

    I don't like the idea of a root
    canal and crown and I did research
    and found this article:

    EFFICACY OF BONDED AND NONBONDED AMALGAM IN THE TREATMENT OF
    TEETH WITH INCOMPLETE FRACTURES
    EFFICACY OF BONDED AND NONBONDED AMALGAM IN THE TREATMENT: OF TEETH WITH INCOMPLETE FRACTURES -- DAVIS and OVERTON 131 (4): 469 -- The Journal of the American Dental Association


    Would this be an alternative. It
    seems like it would entail less
    removal of material if a dentist
    could just used an adhesive
    bonded restorative material like
    amalgam or other metal.

    Thanks for your help.

  5. #5
    Dr Sepehrara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    279

    Default

    Hi

    The type of treatment depends on the type of fracture. If the tooth is completely fractured from crown to root then unfortunately the tooth has to be extracted. If the tooth has a minor fracture, then the options are a crown, onlay or a restorative filling i.e composite, amalgams, bonded amalgams, etc. The type of treatment will depend on the type and extent of the fracture.

    It is impossible to give a diagnosis and treatment option without looking at the tooth. If you are unhappy about the treatment option you have been given, then you could a seek a second opinion.
    Dr Raha Sepehrara BSC(Hons) BDS with Distinction

    The Dental Suite, Leicestershire

    Quality dental and Implant care

    www.dental-suite.co.uk
    Winner of Best Young Dentist In the Midlands Award 2009

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in