I had visited Woodlands Dental Care previously for a routine cleaning, so I decided to return again in April of 2015 when a large portion of my back tooth chipped off. The wait time was only about 10 minutes, and everyone was polite at the office. They did x-rays of the area and an exam, before I spoke with the doctor about the results. She informed me that the decay on the chipped tooth was getting pretty bad, and they would have to carve out the deep cavities on both the side (where it chipped) and the top of the tooth. The tooth next to it also had decay spreading to it, which would need the cavity scraped out and a filling placed in as well. She also informed me that because of the depth of the cavities I would need a root canal on the chipped tooth, as well as a cap put over it because fillings on both the side and top wouldn't hold. Overall estimate was $2,000 - even with insurance!
I was skeptical and baffled, and decided to get a second opinion before paying that much. A week later I had an appointment with another dentist across The Woodlands, who was also very professional, well reviewed, and recommended to me by a friend. They also took x-rays and did an exam, and that dentist said one filling on each tooth would be just fine to fix the problem. She said MAYBE 5-10 years down the line when this new filling starts to wear out (as they all do eventually) I could need a root canal, but that's only if the dentist I'm seeing at that time doesn't catch the loose filling in time before the decay starts to spread towards the nerve again.
The second dentist is going to charge me $180, for just two fillings! Stay away from Woodlands Dental Care, they were going to lie about performing a root canal on me (or actually do it?!), and put an unnecessary expensive cap on a tooth that wasn't all that bad. $2,000 vs. $180, you tell me which dentist visit you'd prefer! Stay far, far away, they are only seeking money and will do all they can to make your fake procedure seem urgent!
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