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    Question Cost of dentists??

    Doea anyone know if there is anyway you can get help with dental bills sooooo expensive

    Winz may help with an extraction($500) not a filling? $1800

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Does the average kiwi just let their teeth fall out??

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    You have my complete sympathy I spent the best part of $1800 on periodontist last year and am looking at $2500 to get my wisdom teeth extracted..... I was lucky with the periodontist who let me pay it up every week otherwise we couldn't have afforded it and I'm hopeful that oral surgeon will be the same. Local hospital do offer dental work but only if you are claiming a benefit it seems

    Sorry not much help but maybe they can offer you some sort of payment plan...

    Best of luck

    Karenx

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    Out of sheer curiosity, Karen- do you get all four extracted in one session with general anaesthesia?
    It seems to be an awful lot of money!

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    I've only got 3 and yes have to see specialist to get extracted under a general because they are embedded or impacted or some such like thing

    And yes $2500 is very expensive

    Karenx

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    That sounds like a lot - I don't think there is a set rate. Have you shopped around? I broke a tooth in my first week here, and think the whole treatment cost about $300. The dentist was a "cash on day of treatment", and offered a discount.

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    sounds expensive to me, I had a woman from Hong Kong staying and she had to have a root canal done, all up about 4 visits and she paid around $450!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peebles16 View Post
    And yes $2500 is very expensive

    Karenx
    Crikey, I'll say Karen, you poor thing.

    I recently had my two lower wisdom teeth extracted under local anasthetic, and the final bill was $360.

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    I did my root canal 3 months ago, I got some quotes from dentist and I chose the cheapest one (South of Auckland). It cost me $750.

    While my wife did her root canal when we were in Jordan with the cost of US$100 in a very well-known specialist

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    I used to have my cavities filled in Singapore for $20. And that's not per cavity filled but per visit. Tooth extraction (not wisdom teeth though) is also $20. A root canal job goes for under $100. Granted he's not a big-name specialist dentist and I'm not sure if I'll want him to do a root canal job for me if I needed one but he's the friendly neighbourhood dentist and usually have a 2-month waiting list.

    I've made it a point to go to the dentist whenever I visit Singapore now.

    A friend here recently had a bill for $300 to fill a cavity (or it may have been two cavities, but still...).

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    My OH had a tooth extracted for just $40 a couple of months ago, granted he was entitled to community services at the time, but i don't think that had a bearing on the price.

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