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Old 07-11-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Angry I need a root canal. But the procedure isn't the worst part...

It's the cost. £200 ($400) plus additional expenses. That's outrageous, especially when we pay up the ass in taxes for the NHS and they still make us pay that much.

That's two weeks wages at least being spent all on the dentist

A 19 year old in full-time education really shouldn't have to pay the full amount. Lots of other people get huge reductions, including ****ing immigrants (in fact those leeches get it for free, out of my taxes), but hard working students have to pay in full.

I'm angry.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:43 PM   #2
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I'm a full-time student (21 years old) and I have to pay £51 just for a checkup.

My brother just qualified as a doctor (aged 23) and he got charged ~£70 for just a checkup, last week.

Insane. No wonder there's no NHS dentists left, they've packed that in to go on the gravy train and overcharge everyone.

Putting it in perspective, though, £200 for a complex procedure like a root canal seems rather cheap actually. Don't get me wrong, it's still a lot of money, but seems cheap compared to what I've had to pay :S
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: I need a root canal. But the procedure isn't the worst part...

luckily im a full time student but im only 17 so i get all mine for free but if i didnt my dentist charges £50 for a checkup then i had a filling the other week that is another £50 its outrageous and i am dreading the day i have to start paying
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luckily im a full time student but im only 17 so i get all mine for free but if i didnt my dentist charges £50 for a checkup then i had a filling the other week that is another £50 its outrageous and i am dreading the day i have to start paying
Lucky you. I'm 19 and in full-time education so I have to pay in full (if I was 18 it would be completely free).
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Default Re: I need a root canal. But the procedure isn't the worst part...

Ouch...

My teeth aren't that bad, but I could do with them being straightened.

You know how much that'd cost in the UK? About 2-3 grand.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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Is that with an NHS dentist because I thought private was alot more than that
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:15 PM   #7
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I have no idea. I know it'd cost alot
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:06 PM   #8
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Just had one yesterday. It was so awesome, and seriously the best trip to the dentist I've ever had. Lol



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I had my wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago... cost about $300 a tooth for 3,and like $560 for the other one... plus anestetics and all that fun stuff.
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Luckily, I don't think I will have to remove my wisdom teeth. I'm not quite sure why because I really wasn't paying attention to what the doctor was saying...
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It's the cost. £200 ($400) plus additional expenses. That's outrageous, especially when we pay up the ass in taxes for the NHS and they still make us pay that much.

That's two weeks wages at least being spent all on the dentist

A 19 year old in full-time education really shouldn't have to pay the full amount. Lots of other people get huge reductions, including ****ing immigrants (in fact those leeches get it for free, out of my taxes), but hard working students have to pay in full.

I'm angry.
that really suckssss.... a root canal already? wat happened?
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:06 AM   #12
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that really suckssss.... a root canal already? wat happened?
Too much sugar I guess
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I say see how much an extraction costs. Probably a lot less than root canal. Probably less painful too.

And my teeth health.. Not so good. Two broken teeth. The most recent one could have been prevented if I would have just went to the dentist to get it filled, but I didn't want to have to argue with him about what I want done. To make things worse, all the dentists in the area are either Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese or Indian. Not very many native English speakers. Yeah, and the wisdom teeth. They don't bother me, so they are not coming out under any circumstance.
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Too much sugar I guess
lol i have a really bad sweet tooth. but i actually have perfect teeth almost, and never had a cavity or anything. But its probably my 120$ tooth brush my grandpa sent me

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1181347936273
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lol i have a really bad sweet tooth. but i actually have perfect teeth almost, and never had a cavity or anything. But its probably my 120$ tooth brush my grandpa sent me

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1181347936273
£60 tooth brush? Damn lol
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yeah lol my grandpa is pretty much loaded
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i want that toothbrush so bad...
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if you go on the doll then the government will pay for the larger amount of it but you cant as youre a student. unlucky
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