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On the subject of prices...Why!! Is dental work so outrageously expensive???

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Cochise

Asked by Cochise at 9:19 PM on Jul. 16, 2010 in Health

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  • I have no idea why it costs so much money but I need to see the dentist :(
    5forjulie

    Answer by 5forjulie at 9:20 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Root canals ...and caps...my gosh... by the time you pay for both its over a thousand dollars for one measly tooth...insane.
    Cochise

    Comment by Cochise (original poster) at 9:20 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • again, because they know you'll pay for it. ...and also because of insurance companies.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 9:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • same reason I gave on the baby stuff question... you NEED the work done, so they will rape us on pricing
    we don't have much of a choice but to get it done or suffer so...
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Well...then if they know you have insurance they can charge more...and for people that don't they should be fair and charge less.
    Cochise

    Comment by Cochise (original poster) at 9:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • I don't know.
    But I know that I have probably put one of my oral surgeons children through college.. Hell at the rate I'm going, I'll be paying for their wedding to.
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 9:23 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Because they know that we will pay for it.
    Decker

    Answer by Decker at 9:25 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • MANY doctor's offices will let you pay a reduced "out of pocket" fee if you ask. Much of the cost billed to insurance companies is because the costs are reduced significantly from what is billed, and it requires billing staff on both ends to process all of the paperwork.

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:26 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Because they went to school for years and year and think they deserve the big bucks?
    MDT09

    Answer by MDT09 at 11:37 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Because, they know we needs a dentist at some point in our life. So they take advantage of the situation.
    mamaofficer

    Answer by mamaofficer at 7:52 AM on Jul. 17, 2010

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