3 weeks ago a root canal treated tooth went bad. It was done in Santa Fe 5 yrs ago. I checked prices here---was outraged----decided to go to Mexico---100 miles away.
Root canal Mexico: 280 root canal US: 900
Post: 75 Post 150
Crown: 190 Crown 550
filling: 60 Filling 95--250
Apicoectomy 350 Apicoectomy 750
total 955 2,445 difference 1,490
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: Permit me to rant about the outrageous discrepancy in dental prices. You would expect slightly higher prices---but this is ridiculous. Why can't American dentist be happy with a really good living ($100,000 plus)? Why do they shoot for a million? Capitalism is not working in the dental business---because of protectionist trade associations. I guess it won't be competitive till more people do as I do. Our whole nation suffers incredibly ---real pain--they postpone preventive treatment because Dentist charge so G--Dammed much.
COLLECTIVELY-------, DENTIST,LAWYERS, UNDERTAKERS ARE GREEDY AND EVIL THAT IS WHY THE PROBLEM MUST BE SOLVED COLLECTIVELY----BY LEGISLATION.
Individually they may not be evil. But hear me dentist of America---your pricing structure is unfair and you participate in a world of needless pain and ill health.
The deeper truth is that high priced dentistry, like high priced funerals, and high priced legal service is a CULTURAL DISTORTION we have "slipped into"--We need to vote ourselves out of it.
Meanwhile, I will vote with my wheels and go to Mexico.