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Old 12-30-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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carrielynn HB User
Cost for Nitrous Oxide?

I just had Part 2 completed of my root canal. When I was paying the bill, I noticed they charged me $75 for each visit for nitrous oxide. I have no dental insurance, so I have to pay the bill myself. If I had known they were going to charge me $150 (for both visits), I definitely would have declined the nitrous oxide. I've gone my whole life without using it and when they offered it to me, I thought I'd try it out to see what it was like. At no time did anyone tell me they would charge me for it.

I feel ripped off and mislead. I am going to write a letter to the office manager and tell them I need to be refunded my money. But I am curious about the cost of the nitrous... they told me at the office that it's very expensive. But when I talked to a friend of mine, she said she's only charged $25 by her dentist. I'm wondering if this is a case of charging more for an item in order to get insurance to pay more... in that case, I'm subsidizing the whole stinking system. What is other people's experiences?

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Old 12-31-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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msterio619 HB User
Re: Cost for Nitrous Oxide?

The fee's I encountered are around $70 for the nitrious Oxide. Seems about right to me.

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