Why Does Dental Work Cost So Much?

So we get asked this all the time and I’m sure at one time or the other YOU have wondered yourself – “Why does dental work cost so much?”.  Sadly, this is not a simple question we can answer quickly, but we think if you hear us out you will better understand why the price tags aren’t “cheap” and even ways you can help reduce your cost.

First off,3009783b57ce53d7a264d7aa783cc459 let’s break down the word ‘DENTIST’.  You are paying for a service from an expert in the field: a Doctor, an Engineer and an Artist in their craft.  Someone who went to extensive schooling to know all about your mouth.  According to the American Dental Education Association, the average dental student graduates with upwards of $241,000 of student loan debt!  And in many cases, such as this, when choosing your dentist you get what you pay for.

It costs A LOT to run a dental practice. A large portion, if not most, of what a patient pays goes toward the expense of running a modern dental practice. Dentists pay for rent or mortgage payments on their office space (we have multiple locations) payroll for staff, health insurance, taxes, supplies, equipment, business insurance, marketing, not to mention trying to grow the practice.

Everything is hand-made.  If you think about the work you get done to your mouth – crowns, fillings, dentures, braces, implants etc.  They are all hand-made and custom to each patient.  This kind of attention to detail and unique work requires more time.  And time is money. Continue Reading…

Do Root Canals Hurt?

Do-Root-Canals-HurtEveryone has heard horror stories about root canals — so most people go into it wondering “Do root canals hurt?” and most assume they do.  That’s not necessarily true and we’re here to explain!

Yes, they can be somewhat painful if there is a bad infection in the tooth and the fact that it can fight the anesthetic that’s administered. But, generally, as long as you are numb, there should be very little pain, if any.  If you are feeling discomfort, you may need more anesthetic. Always let your dentist know if it is still hurting you so he/she can give you more.

Root canals don’t have to be scary or have to hurt! In fact, a lot of patients say that it wasn’t bad at all.

If you are feeling discomfort, you may need more anesthetic. Always let your dentist know if it is still hurting you so he/she can give you more.

Root canals don’t have to be scary or have to hurt! In fact, a lot of patients say that it wasn’t bad at all.