$450.00 at the dentist

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
September 7, 2012 9:00am CST
This is ridiculous I thought it would $200 max. Here $450.00 I almost crapped myself when she told me the total. I had 2 fillings small between the teeth and I got the back teeth looked at. They were killing me, and they just has grooves in them so he filled them and I'll have to continue every so many years to get them filled. Now I have to find this money to pay it off, I charged it to my credit card as it's cheapier interest.
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6 responses
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
8 Sep 12
yes dentists are ridiculously expensive, just like vets.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Sep 12
They are, but I did get a $50.00 discount for not having any insurance which was a bonus.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
7 Sep 12
sadly this doesn't surprise me. its no wonder people don't go to the dentist. its because they cannot afford to. for the four of us (hubby, two kids and i) it was well over a thousand for simple cleanings and check ups.
• United States
7 Sep 12
I think I will be paying out of pocket soon and i will be suffering. I could not afford to pay what they are charging. I would just get all my teeth pulled and get dentures. I would like fillings but if I can't get them they need to take the too out. so I will never suffer from pain with it.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
7 Sep 12
The dentist is not telling you first what the price will be? I think it's rediculous too but as they say over here: ever met a poor dentist? Problem with a dentist too is you have to depend on them (and believe what they say and do), same with doctors.
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
I think that's too much. $450 just for minor dental works. Oh well, I think that's why a lot of people nowadays don't go to dentists anymore. They just buy pain relievers if they have toothaches rather than a paying a huge amount on a dentist visit. Like in our company, we are charged dental fees every month even though we're not really going to our company clinic.
• United States
7 Sep 12
Isn't it awful the price of dental work today? This is why so many people can't go and what are you suppose to do? I can imagine how many people are walking around needing quite a bit done on their teeth and just can't go to get it taken care of. If they'd come down on their prices, maybe they'd have more customers too but no one thinks this way anymore.