Root Canal Cost: Save Money, Time and Frustrations

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 28, 2019 7:40:23 PM

Root canals have a bad reputation.


When a dentist says “you need a root canal”, the most common response from a patient is :(


We searched the internet to find out why people feel negatively about root canals:

    1. Root canal costs are high, ranging from $532-$1,240 (depending on your tooth)
    2. Patients have negative experiences ( other root canal costs):
        • root canal pain: before, during and after
        • root canal cost ended up being higher than quoted = Financial Pain!
        • root canal dangers:
          • “root canal tooth broke in half” AND/OR
          • “recurring tooth abscess after root canal”


No matter where you live, this blog post will guide you to reduce your financial root canal costs AND eliminate your "emotional root canal costs” ( negative experiences).

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Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 9, 2019 4:42:10 PM

A wisdom tooth extraction cost ranges from $160 to $489 depending on how impacted your wisdom tooth is. However, your wisdom teeth surgery cost in TOTAL depends on 3 factors:

  • number of wisdom teeth being removed
  • the position of the wisdom teeth in the jaw which determines the extent of surgery needed to get the wisdom teeth pulled out
  • are you doing it awake or with sedation or asleep?
    - there is an additional cost for sedation and sleep dentistry
    - the higher the level of sedation the higher the cost


Most commonly, wisdom teeth surgery cost is about $1,800, it involves the extraction of 4 wisdom teeth while asleep.





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Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Nov 30, 2019 7:25:21 PM

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Dentist fear is very common, you are not alone! 




Are you considering a dental procedure that scares you like a root canal or wisdom tooth removal?




Is your child in need of dental work and you are concerned that your little one will not tolerate the procedure well?

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DENTAL COSTS: Avoiding Unnecessary Dental Work

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on May 3, 2019 5:25:32 PM

Most people trying to save on dental costs go about it the wrong way. They look for a “deal”, which lands them in a “business dentist office” as opposed to a “doctor dentist office”. They end up spending more on dental costs.


No matter who your dentist is, you can significantly reduce your dental costs by asking 3 simple questions when a dentist recommends a procedure:

  1. What happens if I do nothing?
  2. What are the costs and risks of the dental procedure?
  3. Are there simpler, safer options?

It will help you avoid unnecessary dental work: the best way to reduce dental costs.

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BEST DENTIST is the one you do NOT need!!!

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Mar 13, 2019 5:57:56 PM

Let’s face it, no matter how awesome your dentist may be, there are many other things that you would rather do with your time and money.


Ideally, the best medical doctor is the one who helps you be so healthy that you do not need their services. The best dieticians, the best personal trainer etc. are the ones who you no longer need.


Similarly, the best dentists nurture your oral health to a point that you do NOT need any dental services! How?:

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Dental Insurance: The TRUTH

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Jan 25, 2019 1:51:20 PM

Q: Will my dental insurance cover the dental work?

is the most common question we get asked regarding dental insurance.


Most people think they know what dental insurance is, but in reality most people have many misconceptions about dental insurance. These misconceptions sometimes lead to misunderstandings with the dental insurance company, your employer or dental office.

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Thumb Sucking and Thumb Sucking Teeth

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 22, 2018 11:41:27 AM


A: It's a natural process!

We are genetically programmed to have a sucking reflex, without it infants would not be able to breastfeed. Infants will instinctively suck anything placed in their mouth.


Infants quickly learn that sucking not only provides food, but it is also pleasant and comforting. As such most infants are involved in finger sucking, most commonly thumb sucking.

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Baby Teeth Order and Baby Teeth Chart

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 12, 2018 8:24:33 PM




BABY TEETHING CHARTS show averages and ranges, this means that MOST kids’ teeth will  NOT follow the teething order of the chart that you are looking at!

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BABY TEETH: Important or Not?

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 5, 2018 6:42:39 PM

There are only two body parts that are DESIGNED to be lost:

  • the umbilical cord
  • baby teeth

Some people MISTAKENLY believe that because baby teeth are temporary, it means that they are not important. This belief can result in some horrific consequences such as early childhood tooth decay:



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Fluoride in Water, Fluoride Toothpaste, Fluoride Dangers...

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Nov 9, 2018 9:47:17 AM

Fluoride: Is it Good or is it Bad for us? Should I use it or avoid it?

If you Google “fluoride good” you will get about 21 million results.

If you Google “fluoride bad” you will get about 23 million results.


As a parent wanting to make the right choices for yourself and your family how do you make sense of this information overload and make smart choices about fluoride?


What follows is a guide to help you make the choice that is right for you. It is a summary of the 44 million pages indexed by Google written from the perspective of a concerned parent.


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