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DH has really bad tooth ache though the night, and got appointment today. they have said that he needs a root cannal but im really worried it going to cost loads. We are saving for a motor bike atm, and for once i am saving whats is going to cost us??
Ouch - your poor DH. I am having root canal done next week, and am not looking forward to it at all. Have been quoted about £200 incl crown, but that's private. Lots of NHS dentists don't like doing that sort of work under the NHS as the quality of materials is shit poor. His dentist should be able to advise - give them a call in the morning to check.
When I first went to the dentist I was told I could have the tooth out or have root canal. What a choice. My dentist didn't do root canal so I got a private quote and it was £500 with a three week wait!!!!
I got treatment through NHS dentist - I rung through the phone book until I found one that would take me and offered root canal treatment. My costs £64 although will probably need to get a crown sometime. Good Luck.
By the way I hate the dentist but the route canal work wasn't as bad as I thought.
Root canal is avaliable on the nhs it just isn't cost effective so lots of dentists get out of doing it by either referring or saying it has to be done privately. The cost on the nhs depends on wether the tooth needs a crown afterwards or just a filling. (either £44.60 or £198 (if crown required). However for a white style crown you have to pay privately (so £44.60 plus whatever your dentist charges for a private crown).
oh no, cant believe how much it is!! Its not like he wants new teeth, just the pain to stop. Thats terrible, what would happen if we cant pay?? We have just paid out for DD2's eye treatment too god im broke
I had a root canal done about 20 years ago, but I'd just had DS so it was free. The tooth has just broken in half (apparently they often get brittle after root canal work) & I'm currently waiting for a crown to be fitted - £550.
I have had root canal work done on 2 teeth and paid £44.60 for each because they were 2 seperate treatments..If I'd had them done in the same course of treatment it would have been just one fee of £44.60 One of the teeth subsequently broke in half like Rusty's.I also had to have a crown but I got a white one on the NHS. I paid £198 for it. If you have more than one crown in the same course of treatment it's still one fee of £198.
are you claiming tax credits?? dp got a exemption certifcate for the whole family with his claim this year as im no longer working. if you arent exempt, try going as an emergency to your hospital dentist if there is one close by, we have kings college 5 mins away and they are great, you might get a student dentist but ive never had a problem and everything i had done was perfect as i was a poor student myself and just could not afford to go privately