Originally Posted by Relevant
I need a root canal done on a back molar that already has a crown on it. They say I need a core build up. Why would I need that when they say the crown will not need to be removed they will just drill through it and then plug it basically.
I had a root canal of a back molar, through an existing crown. Nobody said anything about a "core buildup", since, as you say, the crown did not need to be removed. They drilled through it and then plugged it.
I thought a core build-up was to build up a tooth so a crown could be put on.
That is correct.
My appt is on Monday and today is friday. One dentist said he would charge me 275 another said around 100. That's a big difference and I don't understand why I need it. (My dentist asked them to do it) help please.
Doctors and dentists make their salaries based on services rendered. The more they can charge you, the more they make. It's simple math. You are at their mercy. We all hope to find honest and competent doctors and dentists, who are good at what they do.
Unless it is an emergency, you might want to get a full explanation for why you need a core buildup before you have it done. You should also get the estimates of charges in writing.
How good is your dental surgeon? How many root canals has he done?
My dentist and my dental surgeon are exceptional. My root canal went very, very well! I did not have much discomfort after the two hour procedure. In fact, I just had a tooth pulled yesterday. Didn't need any pain meds and feel great today.
Best of luck to you, and I hope that the root canal goes very well for you, at a minimum of cost!