root canal question
I have had two root canals done, by my dentist. recently, he has been seeming irritated and grumpy, he has even sworn a few times. he has back pain, and I am beginning to wonder if hes on pain meds, in that case, I do not want him near my teeth!!, he is usually joking around kind of guy, puts my dental fears to rest. also, his prices seemed to sky rocket. I am thinking of switching, my question is kind of about money. he charged me 700 dollars for the initial root canal,-per tooth ( its a tooth that only needs one root< so it is a little cheaper) and them sent me back in to get the post in, that was yet another 380 dollars. then if I get a crown, thats is 950 a piece. I am curious about this- do most dentists, and endodontists ( spelling?) make you get the post as a separate visit and price? I thought they just do it at the same time as the root canal. he called it a "core and post" , so my bill was like 1500 dollars!!! I know I have another tooth that is needing a root canal as well, so this is a huge deciding factor before I go back to him, as well as his attitude, and we have no dental insurance, so money is definitely an issue, thanks to all of you!!!