A week and a half ago, I went in to get a temporary crown. After insurance, I had to pay $438. To top it off, I had severe pain in the tooth that had the temporary crown. I called my dentist's office on Thursday and they told me to come in. After looking to make sure that the temporary wasn't causing me any pain, she asserted that I now needed a root canal which I need to be referred to an endodontist for.
The endodontists office called me on Friday and I told them I was in discomfort. They were able to fit me in on Monday and the full payment of $1307 was due upfront because they didn't have time to get preauthorization from my dental insurance which would cover 60% of the cost. So today my tooth doesn't hurt at all. Not even a little bit. Should I cancel my appointment for Monday?
Also, I'm a bit wary of overzealous dentists because its very VERY easy to recommend different dental procedures as necessary and who really knows if you need it. Y has had bad luck with a dentist before and it makes me wonder if all of this is really necessary. I might need to find a different dentist and get a second opinion on this root canal business.