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Endo question........

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by elto, Jun 12, 2008.

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  1. elto

    elto Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    How diferent is the technique used by an endo specialist and a regular general dentist here in the USA? I am asking because my 11 year old fell down form a motor scooter and fracture incisal edge of #9. She had a bonding done the same day and an X-ray.
    Now, 3 weeks later, the tooth is looking dark and they are recommending root canal :( . I don't have dental insurance so I am trying to find wich way to go.... the specialist is charging about 1000 and I guess it would be less expensive if done by a regular DDS....
    What would you do?
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  3. brush

    brush Member 5+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2005
    Hi, U may try any dental school near u. I think the price should be less.
  4. Pulp stone

    Pulp stone

    Oct 27, 2007
    Paying a bit extra is worth rather than feeling sorry. Hopefully this will help.
  5. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    If you find a general dentist that enjoys doing endo, the RCT on #9 shouldn't be different in terms of therapy from a specialist. That tooth will have a wide open canal and the apex will be closed--as far as endo goes that is about as easy as they come.
  6. fido!

    fido! the ex-***! Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    agreed! dental practices are too pricey!!!!!!:(

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