From Chris Conaway
To Chris Conaway
My mother, who is 80, has a problematic tooth. The dentist treating her informed her, after examination, that she will need a root canal, as well as a post build-up. It's going to cost her $1500 for the work. The dentist also informed her that, if the root canal doesn't "take," that she will need to have the tooth extracted, which will cost her an additional $1100.
This just doesn't sound quite right. Isn't it possible in most cases, to determine if the tooth will benefit from a root canal, or if it should just be extracted, by examining the xrays? Are both processes really necessary, at double the expense?
Please provide me with some insight on this matter-