I went to Shanghai yesterday to hit up the dentist again to work on my root canal. My first one. But I must say that this dentist guy I go to is awesome.
The place is like a 5 star hotel, has the latest gadgetry, and he works fast, painless, and precise. Just the way I like it. But there is one draw back, in fact it’s not really a draw back. This place is expensive. If not one of the most expensive places in Shanghai. But compared to America it’s super damn cheap.
My root canal, 2500元， the most expensive 3M crown will be 8000元 if I choose that one.
In the States dental doesn’t cover crowns and root canals for whatever reason. Some do some don’t. But the cost can range from 1500USD to 3500 USD. I’m paying 400$ for the root canal and about 1100$ for the crown.
Actually cheaper then the States and I would say that this guy is better then the podunk places where I grew up. The latest materials, digital x-rays, computer network, and what nots. I have to say, I like it. Anyway, compared to the local places this place is only for the rich. but compared to America it’s Walmart.
Either way, I’m stoked and will be getting everything I can done before, well, just in case I have to come back to America the home of the ass raping for dental work.
Forgot to mention that he is either Taiwanese, or a Chinese guy that went to America or some place. Speaks English and is all good. I wold rather have this then some dude chain smoking and speaking Chinese that I can’t understand in a unairconditioned back room somewhere.
Anyway here is a photo I took on the way back.