I live in New Hampshire where I just seen a dentist for the first time in over three years. I did not go in having any teeth pain but I wanted to have my check up since I was really past due.
I do not currently have dental insurance and had to pay in full which was much more then I thought it would be for a check up, X-rays and cleaning. Anyway the dentist told me I have three cavities. Two of which he says are really big so I should have them filled ASAP before it goes into the root and I will need a root canal done.
This seems questoinable to me since I have no dental pain with my teeth. Would not cavities hurt? Also the price he is quoting me is very high and I am not sure if since I am paying cash if he is not over charging me.
Could I at this point get dental insurance? That way I can go for a second opinion as well as hopefully have a dental plan that will save me money. Please advise what would work best for me.