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# 259824 24-Oct-2019 07:18
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I need to get a root canal on a lower jaw rear most molar and am trying to find a low cost dentist.

 

Does anybody here have experience with dentists in Otaki or Levin? I'd love to hear what you paid for a root canal job in those towns.

 

Thanks,

 

Tim


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  # 2342754 24-Oct-2019 07:25
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KiwiTim:

 

I need to get a root canal on a lower jaw rear most molar and am trying to find a low cost dentist.

 

Does anybody here have experience with dentists in Otaki or Levin? I'd love to hear what you paid for a root canal job in those towns.

 

Thanks,

 

Tim

 

 

Good luck.

 

You really can't use "low cost" "dentist" and "root canal" in the same sentence.

 

 


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  # 2342775 24-Oct-2019 07:57
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We've been going to Fred at The Kapiti Dental Center for the last couple of years. I can't recommend him enough for his work with myobraces on our kids.

He may outsource the work you need (he did for my extraction) but he is excellent.

I've no idea if he is low cost or not.

But anyone in Wellington/Kapiti who thinks their kids need braces, I'd suggest you see him. He deals with the underlying issues rather than extracting teeth and putting metal in mouths.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2342825 24-Oct-2019 09:43
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I had two done in Palmerston North. Workmanship was excellent but I wouldn't call it cheap at $1500 a pop. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2342834 24-Oct-2019 10:05
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It actually surprises me that there isn't more disruption in the dental industry like there has been with the pricing in so many others.

 

My FIL went to Bangkok to have a lot of dental work done. The quote in NZ was $20K and the cost including flights and accommodation was 6K. He rated the experience as the best dental he'd ever experienced.

 

When he went back to the dentist who'd quoted him 20K (his usual) for a check-up, the dentist remarked it was some of the most professional work he had ever seen. He was pretty sour when my FIL told him who did it.

 

Not worthwhile in this instance of course, and I am sure there are some horror stories as well.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2342860 24-Oct-2019 10:22
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How long ago was that? I also looked into Thailand but prices have gone up there and there is also local resentment about foreigners tying up services. I'm not sure it is as good a deal as it once was.

 

 





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  # 2342934 24-Oct-2019 11:35
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Rikkitic:

 

How long ago was that? I also looked into Thailand but prices have gone up there and there is also local resentment about foreigners tying up services. I'm not sure it is as good a deal as it once was.

 

 

 

 

It was about 5 years ago now, but I have heard of people going since, but I don't have any details so unsure how big the difference is now.

 

 




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  # 2343353 25-Oct-2019 07:16
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Thanks for the responses. Thailand isn't an option for one root canal, but if I needed more work done ...


 
 
 
 


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  # 2343360 25-Oct-2019 07:48
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Rikkitic:

 

I had two done in Palmerston North. Workmanship was excellent but I wouldn't call it cheap at $1500 a pop. 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget that a root canal is only 1/2 the job, add on another $2,000 - $2,500 for the crown. 

 

If it's your very back molar (or even your wisdom tooth?) and your other molars are in good shape, I would seriously just consider extraction.  

 

 





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  # 2348735 6-Nov-2019 07:11
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Here in Christchurch I paid about $500 for the root canal work and then about $1200 for the enamel cap. Cant remember precisely as I am still in shock - had to have two done ( top and bottom molars) and wallet still feeling the pinch


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  # 2365526 3-Dec-2019 11:19
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Bit late with this reply, and probably not a lot of help but I had one done in 2008 by Royce Jones in Levin, was around 1k ish then. 


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  # 2365590 3-Dec-2019 12:30
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networkn:

 

It actually surprises me that there isn't more disruption in the dental industry like there has been with the pricing in so many others.

 

 

 

 

I figured we would be 3d printing crowns by now for a fraction of the cost.


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