Re: Getting a molar pulled
$782 for a crown? Where do you live? I just had a crown (after my root canal) on my top molar in the very back. The crown only (not including root canal) was $1500!! I don't have dental insurance, though, so I had to pay out of pocket. I don't think you should get the tooth pulled if it is otherwise healthy. See if you can get a loan from friends/family, apply for Care Credit, or ask if your dentist will work out a payment plan. Once that tooth is gone, it's gone. My mom has had some of her teeth pulled instead of getting them fixed and what's happened is her teeth have shifted so she's got gaps that are very noticeable in her front teeth. Your bite might change as well. Another option you could consider is going to a dental school; they're prices are a little cheaper. Also, unless you have pain or an infection, you should keep the tooth and then maybe in a few months or so you'll be able to get it fixed.
Last edited by gigi978585; 04-03-2009 at 10:18 PM.