Back to the Dentist in Russia…

This week I decided to tackle an issue that has been growing into a problem. Again! It is dentist time in Russia! That is the thinking for today as I sip that cup of coffee and write a post…

I have no issues with my teeth, except one tooth. This tooth failed when I was young, around 30 years old and has had three root-canals done to it. It is still solid and has a good root system. It just is that tooth from hell and it never seems to be able to be taken care of more than a few years at a time. Well 5 years this time…

So in 2007 I had a root canal done in Russia…
http://windowstorussia.com/russian-dentist-root-canal-time_07.html

At that time I spent $400 total and had a root canal and a huge real gold cap installed. Everything was okay, but a few months ago. The gremlin appeared and my tooth acted up again. Total in all, I have had this tooth worked on over the years, around 12 times and no one seems to be able to fix it permanently…

Now I was curious if pricing has changed much and so far I have almost a redone root-canal and have spent 2500 rubles. I have to get at least one more root drilled out and that is after I have medicine to clear up some inflammation in that root. Then I will tomorrow have the rest of the root canal done and then talk to someone about a crown…

For those who want to know, 2500 rubles is around $80 off the top of my head and that is for two hours of work in a dentist office, consultation and almost all the work is done. I figured that they stopped to make sure they got another visit in and that sounded just correct, as par any dentist that I ever went to. But at these prices, that is okay…

The work was done Sunday and the pain is gone, my other teeth are in great shape (Except one small spot?) and my headaches are gone to boot…

This – I have decided is the last time I will have a root-canal done on this tooth and it looks like it will be pulled next time. Maybe an implant? Lets hope that this time works for a hundred years or so… 🙂

dental_humorI have decided no gold cap this time (I did not like it!) and I am doing some studying about the best cap/crown to use on a molar tooth…

Oh here is a link to an article that I had more dental work done in the past in Russia…
http://windowstorussia.com/dental-work-in-russia-again-time-to-fix_01.html

Dental work in Russia is cheap and good! I do not have issues, or anymore issues then I would in America. Cost makes issues better and in America, cost is outrageous for dental work…

I just thought I would write about this trip I just made to the Russian dentist and I will write again when I am done with the whole issue. I am always amazed with the cost of dental and doctor procedures and I do not think that I will ever be use to the cheap prices (But I will smile as I pay them!). I was in America too long and paid extravagant prices for anything related to the medical field. Why I just read an article bout how prescriptions in America are 50 to 60 % higher than most of the world. That is the truth and I am glad to see that someone else is finally saying something about it in the media…

Oh crud! Tomorrow I get to be abused by the dentist again…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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