Assumed I could whip out my credit card and pay for a root canal and 2 crowns without any other option. The total bill for this is $2500 with insurance & my part would be $2250. Not "can we pull the tooth or make it more comfortable for you" was ever dicussed as an option. The dentist spent about 2 minutes telling me I had an abscess, which I was fully aware of, and the assistant was not gentle until I asked him to be, since I had already expressed I was in pain. They did fit me in last minutes on a friday, gave me a script for antibiotic & pain killers so that my pain would subside. They did offer payment plan, which was not in my price range, and offered 2 credit card companies to try. Not overly impressed, just seemed like another dental franchise. Unfortunately for me, this is what my insurance offers.