Finally Got My Root Canal and Crown Done in Russia…

I have already talked about the root canal and that went as good or actually better than can be expected. No root canal is fun and I definitely do not want to experience anymore root canals, but it is a necessary evil sometimes. But with a root canal many times, comes having a cap or a crown put on the tooth. This tooth broke many many years ago and has been that tooth from hell ever since. I really think that this dentist got it taken care of and fixed it right this time. I am expecting many years of respite from going back. “Knock on wood” is what I am doing as I say this…

In between the root canal and crown being done, I had to have a filling redone. I have only a couple of fillings and one of them got a cavity below it. So I had to have the filling removed and clean out the old cavity (Or caries – as Russians call them!), that was fine and was the only issue that I had extra to deal with. I also had my teeth cleaned for the first time in 20 years and that was needed also…

I gave up trying to keep exact track of what I spent, but I know it did not exceed 15,000 rubles. Now 15,000 rubles sound like a big number, but that in American dollars is less than $500 for everything…

Now try to have a three channel root canal, silver palladium post, half a dozen x-rays, color matched crown, all teeth ultrasonic cleaned, one filling done, 7 or 8 office visits and somethings that I forgot and oh yes, lots of pain, all for less than $500 dollars in American money. Remember that insurance is not involved in this. This is not the deductible, it is the full price. Go ahead and try to match that price in America, without driving across the border into Mexico and getting it done?

The one price that I do remember that is stunning to the senses, is that the crown cost just 900 rubles, for the finished product…

That price alone makes me a happy American living in Russia… 🙂

Oh my aching head! I am so glad it is all done and now to look forward to our Turkey vacation on the 3rd of April…

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