Molar 19 received a root canal procedure last April 1, 2016. If She had returned to the endodontist one month later to have the procedure completed, as directed, She would have cost $1400 to restore, pre-crown.
Molar 19 did not return to have the procedure completed one month later. She was still weary from her first, nerve-wracking appointment, and, because the dentist did such a fine job on her and her temporary filling was holding up so well, She figured, “What’s the hurry?”
Instead, Molar 19 waited 15 months, until her discomfort re-surfaced, before paying a visit to her endodontist this past Monday.
Molar 19 is now going to require an additional $1700 to re-do and complete her procedure. (without insurance)
After Molar 19 is whittled down to a nub upon completion of that procedure, She will be ready for her crown. Queen Molar 19’s crown will cost $390 (with insurance).
All tallied up and TALLY HO!
By the time it’s all over, Molar 19 will have cost $2280.
Now let’s put all of this into perspective:
The Owner of Molar 19 drives a 1995 Honda Accord, for which She paid $1000 last August.