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    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 1st Mar 17, 4:57 PM
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    Root Canal Treatment around London
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    • 1st Mar 17, 4:57 PM
    Root Canal Treatment around London 1st Mar 17 at 4:57 PM
    Hi all,

    My NHS dentist has referred me to a private clinic for an NHS extraction or alternatively a £100 consultation for £900 RCT and then a £500 crown if indeed the tooth can be saved.

    Apparently there is a possibility that the root goes up into the sinus. I have had one course of antibiotics for it back in October 2016.

    It's UL6 (UL7 next to the wisdom is missing).

    Would prefer to try and save it rather than face implants/dentures.

    Any money saving tips to find somewhere at reasonable cost ;-) I'm in NW London but can travel - I tried Compare My Smile for example but they don't ring back.

    Many thanks!

    S
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    • ThomasChaney
    • By ThomasChaney 2nd Mar 17, 4:54 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 4:54 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 4:54 AM
    Hi there, for root canal treatment you should check the review of the dentist and ask your friends or relatives.
    • Karol84
    • By Karol84 3rd Mar 17, 1:42 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 1:42 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 1:42 PM
    £900 for RCT?
    I paid for mine treatment around £50 back in 2015.
    BTW I leave near Barnsley.
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 3rd Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 1:57 PM
    That will be for a RT done on the NHS by a non specialist.it's a set price.

    The price OP has been quoted will be for a private specialist endodontist and in london.
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 4th Mar 17, 7:07 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 7:07 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 7:07 PM
    That will be for a RT done on the NHS by a non specialist.it's a set price.

    The price OP has been quoted will be for a private specialist endodontist and in london.
    Originally posted by brook2jack
    Thanks, yes, a second opinion has confirmed that I need a specialist not a general dentist and that's about the right price in London :-(

    S
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 6th Mar 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 10:28 AM
    OK booked for 23rd March at £950, hopefully it will be successful and the infection won't flare up before then.

    Next step is that the tooth will need a crown (the tooth below it also needs a crown, having fractured). These are £900 each via my private dentist or £500 via my NHS/private dentist.

    My NHS dentist seems keen to earn as much money by stealth as she can. Three surprise side-fillings at my check-up before Christmas promptly fell out a few days later as did their replacements. I don't necessarily trust her to do a crown.

    My private dentist gives good advice and charges accordingly but I baulked at a £400 quote for extraction three years ago (the tooth virtually fell out during a subsequent NHS check-up).

    Such is the state of dental care in the UK, I guess...yer pays yer money :-)

    S
    • Cortney
    • By Cortney 7th Mar 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 1:44 PM
    I hope you will be great!
    You need a really GOOD experienced specialist!
    I am a foreigner and do not have friends here to ask somebody about RCT experience.
    I had RCT in December. Got an infection and took antibiotics (very strong antibiotics). But the infection never was healed. So my tooth was extracted 1,5 month ago
    I still have pain! Went to my dentist, but she said me, that I am ok. But I think something is wrong there.
    So...please, be careful with this procedure!
    Good luck!!!
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 7th Mar 17, 2:15 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 2:15 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 2:15 PM
    I hope you will be great!
    You need a really GOOD experienced specialist!
    I am a foreigner and do not have friends here to ask somebody about RCT experience.
    I had RCT in December. Got an infection and took antibiotics (very strong antibiotics). But the infection never was healed. So my tooth was extracted 1,5 month ago
    I still have pain! Went to my dentist, but she said me, that I am ok. But I think something is wrong there.
    So...please, be careful with this procedure!
    Good luck!!!
    Originally posted by Cortney
    Sorry to hear that Cortney! :-(

    Yes, he's a specialist endodontist, a general dentist will not do a good job in this case.

    Kind Regards
    S
    • Cortney
    • By Cortney 7th Mar 17, 8:17 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 8:17 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 8:17 PM
    I didn't know that RCT is so difficult procedure... Now I know!
    • MarcoAlessandro
    • By MarcoAlessandro 8th Mar 17, 4:04 AM
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    Thanks a lots for your crucial tips .
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 10th Mar 17, 3:30 PM
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    Any money saving tips to find somewhere at reasonable cost ;-) I'm in NW London but can travel - I tried Compare My Smile for example but they don't ring back.
    I saw a specialist endodentist in Harpenden a couple of months ago. Standard price for a root canal was a lot less than you've quoted. If Harpenden is doable from you (Thameslink?) message me and I will dig out his number.
    • imho
    • By imho 10th Mar 17, 6:27 PM
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    [QUOTE=silvercar;72232198]I saw a specialist endodentist in Harpenden a couple of months ago. Standard price for a root canal was a lot less than you've quoted. If Harpenden is doable from you (Thameslink?) message me and I will dig out his number.[/QUOTE

    This is probably why you paid less as different teeth have more roots so would cost more to do a RCT.


    http://ask.mistupid.com/content/5/69/en/how-many-roots-does-a-human-molar-tooth-have.html
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 10th Mar 17, 6:38 PM
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    [QUOTE=imho;72233172]
    I saw a specialist endodentist in Harpenden a couple of months ago. Standard price for a root canal was a lot less than you've quoted. If Harpenden is doable from you (Thameslink?) message me and I will dig out his number.[/QUOTE

    This is probably why you paid less as different teeth have more roots so would cost more to do a RCT.
    http://ask.mistupid.com/content/5/69/en/how-many-roots-does-a-human-molar-tooth-have.html
    Originally posted by silvercar
    Good point.

    The website in Harpenden does actually quote upper molars as costing 'from £645'.

    I will try and find out the fee structure including consultation, investigation and complications :-) My NHS dentist suggested there might be 4 roots but my private dentist said no.

    S
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 10th Mar 17, 6:44 PM
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    Get it done in Bulgaria? €50 per canal.

    http://alldentaltravel.com/prices/
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 10th Mar 17, 6:50 PM
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    Get it done in Bulgaria? €50 per canal.

    http://alldentaltravel.com/prices/
    Originally posted by GDB2222

    Root treatment should be done over a couple of visits if the canals are badly infected . There is also a chance of problems during and after treatment. Problems that may be more than a little inconvenient if you have to travel to Bulgaria to get them sorted.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 10th Mar 17, 10:24 PM
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    I saw a specialist endodentist in Harpenden a couple of months ago. Standard price for a root canal was a lot less than you've quoted. If Harpenden is doable from you (Thameslink?) message me and I will dig out his number.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    This is probably why you paid less as different teeth have more roots so would cost more to do a RCT.


    http://ask.mistupid.com/content/5/69/en/how-many-roots-does-a-human-molar-tooth-have.html
    Originally posted by imho
    UR7 was the tooth. So a big fat one, at the top, far back, in non technical terms.
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 11th Mar 17, 8:31 AM
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    Root treatment should be done over a couple of visits if the canals are badly infected . There is also a chance of problems during and after treatment. Problems that may be more than a little inconvenient if you have to travel to Bulgaria to get them sorted.
    Originally posted by brook2jack
    The OP needs a couple of crowns, too. So, take a ten day holiday to Bulgaria and get the dental work done at the same time. It works financially if you're getting significant work done.

    My concern would be with finding a really good dentist there, with modern equipment. You don't want a bigger dose of x rays than necessary, for example. I don't think that the methods of root canal treatment have changed much in the last fifty years, but that may just be my ignorance showing.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • brook2jack
    • By brook2jack 11th Mar 17, 9:45 AM
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    Changes in root treatment in my lifetime

    Use of apex locators
    Use of digital x rays
    Use of operating microscope
    Use of rotary niti systems
    Use of new materials e.g. Mdta to save teeth that would have been extracted before
    Better understanding of the shape and complexity of root canals
    Ceasing using materials such as spad which can cause problems with nerves underneath teeth and silver points
    A leap in the success rates for root treated teeth and and a leap in the number of teeth root treatment is attempted in
    Use of ultrasonics to irrigate
    Use of agents such as edta to dissolve obstructions
    Change in use of irrigants
    Use of thermal compaction , vertical condensation

    Etc etc etc

    In for the other point , the more treatment you need, the more you need a long term dentist who will help you change your habits and lifestyle , and also will pick up the pieces when things go wrong or blow up , as they will when anyone needs a lot of treatment. No one wants a long delay for treatment when they have an abscess , let alone a plane ride to Bulgaria!
    Last edited by brook2jack; 11-03-2017 at 10:17 AM.
    • Supernova
    • By Supernova 12th Mar 17, 10:48 AM
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    Don't think I would take a risk on dental treatment abroad - plus not sure where I would get the time at short notice, the infection is being held at bay by antibiotics six months ago.

    Harpenden is £645 PLUS £100 for a temporary crown PLUS £65 consultation. Again not sure I have the time to organise as the other place has the X-Rays and appointment is booked.

    Will ponder today!
    S
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 14th Mar 17, 12:25 PM
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    Don't think I would take a risk on dental treatment abroad - plus not sure where I would get the time at short notice, the infection is being held at bay by antibiotics six months ago.

    Harpenden is £645 PLUS £100 for a temporary crown PLUS £65 consultation. Again not sure I have the time to organise as the other place has the X-Rays and appointment is booked.

    Will ponder today!
    S
    Originally posted by Supernova
    I wasn't charged a separate consultation fee and my usual dentist sent over the x-rays.

    Still cheaper than the £950 you've been quoted.
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