Craig wrote:I need to have a root canal done, I went to the MetDent clinic in Shi-Da, they replaced a filling that fell out for $1000NTD(separate from the root canal) (I don't have insurance). They have quoted me $5000 for the root canal, but after looking throught this thred it seems that is pretty cheap. Also they told me I need to appointments for this procedure a week apart, is this the norm? How long does a root canal take? How painful should it be? Is $5000 too cheap?
One concern I have is after doing a little research into root canals it seems I may not really have the need for one(but hey what do I know LOL). What has happened is a filling fell out, it is a large filling in a rear molar, it has become sensitive to temperature, there is no pain, and no infection, no discoloration, swelling or tenderness. Do Dentists here just call for a root canal when a filling is bigger?
Can anyone offer any info or advice about this? I have an appointment for this Friday evening and wondering if I am making the right choice.
Thanks in advance for any help.
CraigTPE wrote:Upon the recommendation of a friend, I tried a place called MetDent Dental clinic. It's just a bit north of Shi-Da and west of Da'an Park.
162-4 Jinhua St, Da'an District, Taipei
There are 2 dentists there and the English name of the one I had my appointment with was Steven. Both dentists were educated at New York University. The office atmosphere was very pleasant and comfortable, not chaotic like the others I'd been to, and the equipment was probably the most modern I've seen here. Michael speaks English fluently (not sure about the other dentist), but unfortunately the receptionist doesn't.
When I've gone to other dentists, I got very little information about the condition of my teeth/gums or about the procedures I was having done. It could have been the language barrier, or just the attitude that they are the doctor and don't need to explain anything. I had a routine cleaning, x-rays and started the process for an implant and repair a chipped tooth and Michael explained everything very clearly, which I really appreciated. The routine cleaning was fairly typical for Taiwan.
I'll let you know how the implant goes.
By the way, I have tried NY Dentist, but was not impressed with their office or their service. I also went to Summit Dentistry, which was pretty clean, modern and efficient, but they skimped on a root canal (no temp crown ) which resulted in a broken tooth, more work required and additional cost.
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