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About the root canal for the 8 year old...

So we went to the dentist and he didn't do a root canal because my son's roots aren't fully formed. So he cleaned out the exposed nerves and put a temp filling on both teeth. He can't play rough or eat with his front teeth until they are completely repaired. Estimated time? 1 year...UGH! The whole bill came to $751.00, out of pocket was $288.00 my husband is so upset he is going to go to the superintendant's office and see if there is anything he can do. I am guessing PROBABLY NOT!! To make it a question...How long do you think it will take my son to knock the fillings out!?!

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Asked by matthewscandi at 7:37 PM on Sep. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I hope never! Geeze!!! boys will be boys. but 288 is CHEAP for out of pocket root canal work! Most people dental insurance SUCKS these days!

    Answer by vbruno at 7:40 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • Oh I hope never too! I never thought he would knock his two front teeth out either! They didn't do a root canal $288 was a very temporary fix for now.

    Comment by matthewscandi (original poster) at 7:43 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • That is very steep for a temporary fix.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 8:34 PM on Sep. 1, 2010

  • How is your son doing with teeth? My daughter has same story and it has become a nightmare! Dentist have also told me she will need root canal in both teeth.

    Answer by gpierceone at 3:06 AM on Sep. 25, 2013

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