The cost of dental treatment in Japan is the lowest in the world (bar graph). Health ministry regulates the fee badly in Japanese medical insurance system. Furthermore, the fee of an experienced and skilled dentist is the same as that of an inexperienced and poorly skilled dentist. It's socialism in a liberal country. The more we treat in the system, the more we become in red. The red is compensated with some treatments which are not covered by insurance, such as ceramic crown, orthodontic treatment and implant. Treatment covered by insurance is like volunteer work. It's the agony of dentists in Japan.
|before my treatment: note gray area (inflamation) around the tip of the root|
already treated somewhere, but failure with swelling and pain
|10 years after my treatment: note shrinkage of inflamation around the root tip|
no symptoms since the treatment