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November 23, 2008 4:52 PM Subscribe
Is a crown necessary after having a root canal?
posted by guniang to health & fitness (17 answers total)
I had a root canal a few days ago and the total cost is about 1500 (originally 1700 but I get 10% if I pay with cash) dollars. This includes the crown and if I don't need one I'd rather not pay for it.
I'm a student and while I COULD pay this entire bill (have about $1600 in savings/checking) I would be left with nothing for the next semester. I probably shouldn't have stupidly said yes to the root canal without waiting for my parents to come with me to the office but I was really shocked and the dentist said it was urgent and I need to have the root canal (not to mention they (parents) were yelling at me and just hung up when I called them back after they told me they'd call me back)...So is a root canal necessary and if it isn't can I tell them I'm choosing not to have the crown??? Its a bicuspid #13 and the crown they want to put in is porcelain. Right now I have a temporary crown.