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What is the going rate for a cleaning at the moment, assuming no cavities or other problems?
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A dentist in Toronto is quoting me $5000 and this is without the crown.
It includes tooth extraction, bone and an implant.

Is it too high?

I have benefits but they cover just about everything except for health issues that I actually need help with =/ story of my life.

He is an oral surgeon, not just a regular dentist so that could be why cost is higher. From past experiences, I have learned the hard way to only go the actual specialist and pay the higher price no matter how much a regular dentist persists there is no difference in the treatment. There is a reason the specialists have 3 more years of dental school under their belt. Not saying all regular dentists are useless at their jobs but based off my own past experiences, I'd rather go with the a specialist.

Unfortunately, $5K seems really inflated. Does that sound like a fair price?
If this was $3500, it would still be manageable and im not gonna set up a gofundme for a $5k implant you know.
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KhetysTeachings wrote: What is the going rate for a cleaning at the moment, assuming no cavities or other problems?
Paid $170 in January (GTA), $20 might be added on for "PPE"
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jonmarrow wrote: A dentist in Toronto is quoting me $5000 and this is without the crown.
It includes tooth extraction, bone and an implant.

Is it too high?

I have benefits but they cover just about everything except for health issues that I actually need help with =/ story of my life.

He is an oral surgeon, not just a regular dentist so that could be why cost is higher. From past experiences, I have learned the hard way to only go the actual specialist and pay the higher price no matter how much a regular dentist persists there is no difference in the treatment. There is a reason the specialists have 3 more years of dental school under their belt. Not saying all regular dentists are useless at their jobs but based off my own past experiences, I'd rather go with the a specialist.

Unfortunately, $5K seems really inflated. Does that sound like a fair price?
If this was $3500, it would still be manageable and im not gonna set up a gofundme for a $5k implant you know.

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How much does a filling normally cost and how long is a filling supposed to last?
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jonmarrow wrote: A dentist in Toronto is quoting me $5000 and this is without the crown.
It includes tooth extraction, bone and an implant.

Is it too high?

I have benefits but they cover just about everything except for health issues that I actually need help with =/ story of my life.

He is an oral surgeon, not just a regular dentist so that could be why cost is higher. From past experiences, I have learned the hard way to only go the actual specialist and pay the higher price no matter how much a regular dentist persists there is no difference in the treatment. There is a reason the specialists have 3 more years of dental school under their belt. Not saying all regular dentists are useless at their jobs but based off my own past experiences, I'd rather go with the a specialist.

Unfortunately, $5K seems really inflated. Does that sound like a fair price?
If this was $3500, it would still be manageable and im not gonna set up a gofundme for a $5k implant you know.
I paid 3500 with the tooth extraction, implant and crown. No bone work was done. This is in Mississauga.
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Hey doc, I know people who haven't gone to the dentist for over 20 years and their teeth are fine. Concerns?

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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What's deep cleaning? My dentist said I need it. Cost around $890. I went in and he freeze my lower left jam and I guess did a lot of cleaning and afterwards I got stitches on my lower left gum. Had go to back a week later to remove the stitches. If he had explain to me better and I need stitching and frezzeing I wouldn't have done it unless I have to. Try searching online but doesn't really say much about deep cleaning......
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Is it okay to be pregnant and have some wisdom teeth (previouly had some pain but gone now) x-rays look like they are pushing horizontal but I hear pregancy may make pain worse if pain at all...no pain now though.
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Also, I have a dentist friend and how do you feel about the business side of things vs people side - aka Upselling stuff ppl don't need - is the pull strong or do you think business is strong enough (legit cleanings/dental issues) that there is not much need in the market to upsell?
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I have a question

Why are dentist putting pressure on people to treat their gingival recession when every single scientific articles in the last 15 years said that it's a benign condition that should only be treated for esthetical reason?

I asked that question to a PhD professor and he said : Well our professional don't really follow the latest scientific evidences.
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Hello, I hope there is still a Dentist answering questions on this thread.
Yesterday I heard about someone that had bad TMJ pain and locking jaw for years and at 40 she had all of her teeth extracted and dentures were put in straight away. She says that she has not had any problems for 11 years as long as she keeps her dentures in place.
For years I have had jaw pain, I bite my tongue and cheek, my jaw moves suddenly and my teeth are very ground down now. Also my lower jaw has receeded so much that sometimes my breathing gets cut off. I choke A LOT!
I had one lower molar break and removed a year ago and now feel I might benefit greatly from having them all removed and have dentures, I am 60 years old and live in the west GTA. I only receive $1100.00 monthly and feel this would be a costly procedure that I cannot afford. Is there any advice, links to information or anything you can give me to get started down this path? Please, I would be so greatful.
How about the TGH School of Dentistry?
Thank you in advance for any help you are able to give me.
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KhetysTeachings wrote: What is the going rate for a cleaning at the moment, assuming no cavities or other problems?
Catnippy wrote: Paid $170 in January (GTA), $20 might be added on for "PPE"
Wife went for a cleaning this morning. (Newmarket, Ontario)
6 months ago and prior was always around $175 (as we have no benefits) -- Same procedure done today 240!!! When she asked why?....she was told it's to cover PPE etc...............and yes they did do a good job making the office safe with barriers, protection, sanitizer etc. ------Just not very happy with a 37% increase. I guess we'll just have to stretch/extend our appointment frequency by 37% to compensate.

$20PP would be appropriate IMHO.........not $65.
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love2save wrote: Wife went for a cleaning this morning. (Newmarket, Ontario)
6 months ago and prior was always around $175 (as we have no benefits) -- Same procedure done today 240!!! When she asked why?....she was told it's to cover PPE etc...............and yes they did do a good job making the office safe with barriers, protection, sanitizer etc. ------Just not very happy with a 37% increase. I guess we'll just have to stretch/extend our appointment frequency by 37% to compensate.

$20PP would be appropriate IMHO.........not $65.
Doesn’t your province have a published fee guide?

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