Root Canal Bill

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    Hello, I went in for a dentist check up yesterday and was told I need a root canal. I received the bill and was shocked. Can someone tell me if this is normal for a Root Canal Procedure?


    Lim Oral Eval-Prob Foc $72.00
    Intraoral Periapical - Si $28.00
    Porcelain $1154.00
    Core Buildup, Inc. Pins $254.00
    Bicuspid (ex final resto) $840.00
    composite-two surf-post $216.00
    Total $2565.00
     
    Wesleyd123, Feb 10, 2019 at 2:27 AM
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    Anyone know anything about this? Is this at least in the ball park? I need to pay this tomorrow so I just want to make sure this isn't like absurdly overpriced.
     
    Wesleyd123, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:23 AM
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    The core bu and composite 2 surf post filling shouldn't be charged together. In theory, if you are not having a crown, then they could bill you the composite fee but not core bu. Core bu is when you will have a crown. The dentist appears production hungry. Do you have dental insurance?
     
    honestdoc, Feb 11, 2019 at 1:46 AM
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    Yes I have dental insurance. Met-life $2500 a year. My insurance brings the bill down to $552.60. However that eats all my dental for the year and I definitely need more work. However judging by your answer the bill seems somewhat reasonable? Maybe a bit over priced but not something crazy?
     
    Wesleyd123, Feb 11, 2019 at 4:50 AM
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    I think if the dentist is going to put a crown on your tooth and charging core bu procedure code, that dentist shouldn't charge you for composite 2 surf procedure. Ask your dentist to not charge you for it.
     
    honestdoc, Feb 11, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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