humanrefutation wrote:I haven't had a cavity since I was in elementary school. But my dentist has been encouraging me to get a root canal and crown for the last three years, even as the xrays have shown nothing getting worse. Even if I try to get the root canal in December and the crown in January so I can use up my annual maximums on my dental insurance in both years, I'll still be out hundreds of dollars.
I honestly wonder sometimes how much of dentistry is just upselling unnecessary procedures.
The wildcard you may want to consider is COVID. I had a root canal back in March with a temporary filling put in. The problem was, because of COVID my dentist delayed putting the crown on until June. I spent 3 months chewing on the opposite side of my mouth to avoid damaging the filling.
If we have a flare up of cases this winter, it may be tough to get it taken care of if you choose to do it then. If you're leery of your dentist, some places offer free 2nd opinions.