Emergency dentist cost

mike29187

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Hi all,
So i am currently in BA and this morning I had the worst tooth ache that I ever had in my life. I looked up English speaking dentist and found a place that took me . Pain is better but my bank balance is in pain now as it cost something like 1800 US is that normal. My insurance will cover at least 600 of it but 1800 US seems steep for an extraction and a root canal.
 

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You mentioned an extraction (pull the tooth) & root canal. Did you mean root canal & crown? You wouldn't need a root canal if the tooth was pulled.
 

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That quote is unreal, run away from there, and if they pull your tooth they will give you a root canal? A root canal is not an emergency dental procedure fyi. Getting a tooth pulled at an emergency dental should no be over 150usd ( in reality less than 100usd )
 

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While I haven’t had this type of dental work done in BA before, I have had lots of other dental work done in BA and I find it to be significantly cheaper (enough to even consider going there from abroad for most major work) than the US and Europe and of equivalent quality.

I think the fact that you were in desperation/emergency mode, combined with the fact that it was obvious you were a foreigner by not speaking Spanish, might’ve set you up to be taken advantage of.

I don’t know that there’s much that can be done, as apparently professionals in Argentina with a few exceptions are free to charge whatever they want.
 

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Hi all,
So i am currently in BA and this morning I had the worst tooth ache that I ever had in my life. I looked up English speaking dentist and found a place that took me . Pain is better but my bank balance is in pain now as it cost something like 1800 US is that normal. My insurance will cover at least 600 of it but 1800 US seems steep for an extraction and a root canal.

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mike29187

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Yep i felt like they had taken advantage of me but at the time with the pain I would have paid anything . So there is nothing that can be done right they can charge whatever they want ,?
 

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Tooth pain could be an unbearable emergency.
The vast majority of Argentine dentists would speak English for much much less.
 
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Hi all,
So i am currently in BA and this morning I had the worst tooth ache that I ever had in my life. I looked up English speaking dentist and found a place that took me . Pain is better but my bank balance is in pain now as it cost something like 1800 US is that normal. My insurance will cover at least 600 of it but 1800 US seems steep for an extraction and a root canal.
A guess you were not presented with a cost estimate for the procedures..?
 
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