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    Quote Originally Posted by dj_rice View Post
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    Pulling tooth or root canal to save.

    Pros/cons...and go
    Some insurance policies won't cover tooth implant. Check first.

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    Dr. Archie Tang Concept Dentistry (B18C)
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    Thanks for mention. I actually work out of two inner city offices. Bridgeland Crossings Dental and 4th Street Dental. Both of my offices do accept insurance and we do follow the Alberta Dental Fee guide. Happy to help. If those locations don't work, let me know, I'm happy to refer to you a great dentist in your area, Calgary is full of some amazing dentists.
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    For my root canal (repeat as my original dentist missed a 4th root, common on that tooth) my new dentist sent me to Endo Perio on 17th ave SW and Dr Erin Mckenzie did a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj_rice View Post
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    Since you have alot of experience, the tooth in question I need a root canal is my bottom RH very last molar. I'm considering just extracting it instead for the savings. $300-400 vs $1500+ root canal.

    Looking for pros/cons going either route

    I was awake during my wisdom extractions, as I only had the 2 lower bottom left to pull. They numbed everything pretty good. Didn't feel a thing besides the pressure of the tools and such they used when yanking/cutting the tooth
    Always better to keep existing, natural (dead) tooth as a base. A good root canal might even last you decades.

    Implants arent perfect in same sense.

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    I've been going to the same Dentist since I was a child, but I'm willing to swap dentists. I'm mostly interested in going to see GTS Jeff, because he's GTS Jeff. I also hate the dentist, get regularly lectured, hate drilling, numbing barely works.
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    That's why I just say I have a 4" dick and lift weights to make up for it.

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    I used to get cavities even with brushing 2x a day. Then I switched to brushing 1x day and a water pik with 10% hydrogen peroxide mix with water.

    No cavities in years and my cleanings are always very easy now ... would highly recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDL View Post
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    For my root canal (repeat as my original dentist missed a 4th root, common on that tooth) my new dentist sent me to Endo Perio on 17th ave SW and Dr Erin Mckenzie did a good job.
    I went there and actually had my first bad experience out of dozens of specialists over ~15 years. They were very short with me, and didn't want to answer any of my questions - every time I asked something the tone of the response was like "I'm the expert, you're not" or "that's a dumb question"....yeah that's why I am asking questions. They didn't look at my extensive dental history at all before I arrived (it was all sent to them) which ended up causing numerous problems later on in the visit. I felt like I was annoying them just being there.

    Anyway she looked at the tooth in question and after $400 of X-Rays and inspections said there is no way she could root canal that tooth. She offered for her husband (Periodontist) to also take a look but that would cost another $180 just for him to look at the area, so I declined. Finally she offered to take the entire tooth out with implant for ~$6500 and I declined that as well for obvious reasons. I went away with nothing but a huge bill. Wouldn't have used them even if they said they could do the root canal. My other dentists tried to get them to send the X-rays and eventually got them but it was like pulling teeth, so to speak, dealing with their office.

    Fast forward a bit and I went to a much better (IMO) Endodontist (listed above) and he said he could root canal the tooth no problem and it would be a good result without losing the tooth. He couldn't understand why the other place wouldn't do it - he seemed a lot more experienced. Long story short I got the procedure done, he was right about everything, and I am in much better shape now.

    YMMV obviously but that place happened to be the only place I've ever had a bad experience at and I (unfortunately) have to see various dental specialists multiple times a year.

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