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I had a tooth filling done at Saint Louis, I was kinda shocked when I was given my 4000 thb bill. 

 

I've never had dental work outside of the UK so no idea of what things should cost, but I had been told Saint Louis was good value.

 

I need to have a tooth removed, for which they say will cost between 5500 and 11000 depending on difficulty/time to remove. 

 

Is this the going rate?

 

In their favour, the place seems very professional and very skilled, so I would be confident that they would do a good job and could handle any complications.

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8 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

300-500bht for a tooth out in Thailand.

You see lots of Thais with missing teeth because it's the cheapest fix.

 

I had 2 teeth completely rebuilt a while back, 800bht each.

In this case its an impacted wisdom tooth right at the back, theres no fix for it, it shouldnt be there, but I understand what you're saying.

 

I think I'll cancel the appointment and ask around. 

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8 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Schoolboy error not asking the price first, I've paid 600 baht

Yeah you're right, and usually I would ask, I dont know why I didnt, I made some bad judgements.

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A filling should be 500 to 900 baht and extractions about the same, these are prices recently paid.

 

You could perhaps double the above at a very nice private hospital, but the price you paid and have been quoted seems very excessive.

 

If offered antibiotics afterwards at a private hospital  you can often be charged  five of six hundred baht for the same pills that you can buy yourself in the local pharmacy for 50/60 baht etc.

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4 minutes ago, Adam219 said:

In this case its an impacted wisdom tooth right at the back, theres no fix for it, it shouldnt be there, but I understand what you're saying.

 

I think I'll cancel the appointment and ask around. 

https://www.whatclinic.com/dentists/thailand/wisdom-teeth-extraction

 

Lists loads of places, your quote seems to be 3x-5x the most expensive listed.

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7 minutes ago, Adam219 said:

In this case its an impacted wisdom tooth right at the back, theres no fix for it, it shouldnt be there, but I understand what you're saying.

 

I think I'll cancel the appointment and ask around. 

That's probably more expensive, often done in hospital if general anesthetic required

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About 14 years ago I got stung for 6k for x rays, a consultation with some snotty cow who wanted me to crown all wisdom teeth and one front filling. This was at dental Hospital in the Sukumvit area. I declined the price for the major work and never have had that done, now I always ask the price, most decent dentists will tell you anyway and not do unnecessary work, the couple of other Hospitals I went to were the same, seem under pressure to get as much out of the patient as they can, small one man businesses are best.

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11 minutes ago, Adam219 said:

If anyone can recommend somewhere around chong nonsi, I'd appreciate it.

Mahidol Dental centre near vic monument walk able from the BTS station is cheapish and loads of dentists, x ray was 100 baht last year!

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19 minutes ago, Adam219 said:

In this case its an impacted wisdom tooth right at the back, theres no fix for it, it shouldnt be there, but I understand what you're saying.

 

I think I'll cancel the appointment and ask around. 

I paid 500 thb for removal wisdom tooth at dentistry faculty Chulalongkorn University (not same as Chulalongkorn M. Hospital).

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48 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

300-500bht for a tooth out in Thailand.

You see lots of Thais with missing teeth because it's the cheapest fix.

 

I had 2 teeth completely rebuilt a while back, 800bht each.

just had 1 done last week 1,000 baht

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I had to have a second root canal on the same tooth, (the second canal). The filled canal was with metal, (about 10 years ago). Anyway, whole procedure, removal, cleaning, new filler plus new crown about THB50k...at the Dental Hospital.

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