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Avatar n tn hi, i don't have any dental insurance so I need to pick and choose which tests and procedures at the dentist are really needed. I ask you this because I hope to find unbiased opinion. Last time I skipped the peridontal xray, but got the cavity xray and cleaning...he found 2 tiny cavities that ran me $400 out of my pocket but later a hygenist said maybe that wasn't necessary as the decay could have been reversed... So what do I "really" need..
Avatar n tn Dental issues are much more common while pregnant, and almost all dental work is safe during pregnancy. Talk to your dentist. I garuntee they've worked with pregnant women before. It's best not to wait till it's an emergency.
503418 tn?1231098736 Since 1955, the AHA has made recommendations for prevention of infective endocarditis with antimicrobial prophylaxis before specific dental, gastrointestinal (GI), and genitourinary (GU) procedures in patients at risk for its development. However, many authorities and societies, as well as the conclusions of published studies, have questioned the efficacy of antimicrobial prophylaxis in most situations.
Avatar n tn We live from paycheck to paycheck and although we have dental insurance, it is not going to begin to cover what has to be done except for maybe the extractions. I am desperate! My daughter is getting married in December and I don't want big gaping holes and rotting teeth showing in the pictures. Please help!
Avatar m tn I am planning on getting them removed soon due to recurrent infections and I was wondering if it is more cost effective to get a dental insurance plan or pay out of pocket. What are the typical cost to remove something like this? Will there be surgery required? How much will a good insurance plan cover or is it more cost effective to just pay out of pocket? Thank you.
Avatar n tn I have dental insurance but as we all know the coverage has been less and less over the past few years so I looked into dental discount programs. Did you know that some dental providers will accept both insurance and a dental discount plan togeather? It took me about 5 phone calls but I know it was worth it. On my first visit I had 3-cavitys filled. The cost after my insurance was $144. factor in the dental discount plan and my out of pocket cost was only $14!!! Check it out at http://www.
Avatar f tn Hey yall. I have been suffering with tooth-aches for about 5 years now. I do not have dental insurance, so I just go to the dentist as I can afford to. I'm pretty sure that I need the rest of my teeth pulled and need some dentures. My question is, : Does anybody know of a Dental collage anywhere in Florida Or Alabama that does work for free or low cost ?
Avatar m tn Hello, I can't remember the last time I was at the dentist but at the time the dentist said I had no cavities. Now I'm 21 and I have a cavity in on of my top molars. I don't know what to do, I don't have dental insurance and I really don't have the money to get it fixed. I don't want to wait any longer and have it get any worse but I don't have the extra arm and a leg the dentists charge.
Avatar m tn My89-year-old father just endured a series of excruciating catheterization procedures (he also has an infection) with no pain med. Nitrous oxide is a great tool for dental procedures; why can't it be used more widely? It seems that Great Britain uses it more; why do U.S. doctors continue to ignore the suffering of their patients?
Avatar f tn If cost is a major issue and you live in the US, you may be able to find a dental school or a dental hygiene school to find treatment at reduced rates. They are very thorough and these students will take care of you. They are checked and supervised by licensed dentists or hygienists. The only major drawback is that it tends to take longer to get the complete treatment done. Another option may be to check with the local dental society to see what resources they have available.
Avatar m tn I typically take 2 grams of amoxicillin before all dental procedures (and some medical ones, too) due to Mitral Valve Prolapse with regurgition and a PFO in the heart. I am currently taking a round of amoxicillin for another problem (strep throat, 2 pills twice a day for 10 days.) These will be finished on this Friday. I postponed my regularly scheduled teeth cleaning/check-up, because it was only a few weeks away. I re-scheduled it for one month from the end of this amoxicillin treatment.
Avatar f tn im planning on getting dentures while my insurancecovers it.
1530342 tn?1405016490 The bill is the result of a compromise between dentists and the Alliance of Health Insurers, a coalition of nine major health insurance companies that handle dental claims, said bill sponsor Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan. Dentists shouldn't have to foot the bill for services that insurance won't cover and they shouldn't pass the costs on to other patients, she said. The bill brings Wisconsin in line with 30 other states that have adopted similar standards, Ballweg said.
Avatar m tn It would be a nightmare if that should become contaminated by any future dental procedures.
1196205 tn?1265141071 Hi I'm Patricia Anderson. I have no money and no insurance. I have been having issues with my teeth for the past about 9 years. I have an over crowded mouth and my eye teeth on top and bottom are completely out of place and there is no room for them. When ever I would get even a little bump to the mouth it would cut my lip. They have been pushed so far out of place. It hurts even when Im at work because When I talk my teeth rub my lips and all I do is talk for hours at a time.
Avatar m tn HHH/Hook, I suffer from mild OCD although I have never had any irrational fears of HIV until now. I was tested for HIV in May of this year for insurance purposes and the test came back negative. I have been in a monogamous relationship for over 5 years and do not do drugs. Three weeks after my negative test I went to the dentist's office for a "deep cleaning". A dental hygienist injected me with a local anesthetic and performed the procedure.
Avatar f tn If a dental office follows the guidelins or protocol of OSHA, catching an infection from routine dental procedures is extremely rare.
485259 tn?1519047026 The bad part of all of this now is While I have a treatment date for 5 hours of dental work ( getting most of it done in one session) I no longer have dental insurance and even at a Dental school/clinic the total cost is just about 15,000.00. SO I began with great fear of getting more dental work done as you were, I then had some hope the treatment could happen in a TN friendly enviorment, but now I am once again feeling hopless because of the Cost.
Avatar n tn I have read a lot of information on line about major birth defects with this type of sedation and early pregnancy My question with this time frame if I was pregnant would I be at risk ?
Avatar n tn I'm in the same boat but with a MORAL in my left side I take Tylenol and orajel maximum toothache gel to calm the pain, for some reason I live here in Texas and I don't have dental insurance with my pregnancy insurance.
789700 tn?1256907087 i was placed on antiviral eye drops and a broad spectrum eye antibiotic in adition to oral antivirals. he stated in his experience, major dental/periodontal work can trigger the trigeminal nerve and since I had a fever blister years ago, I had the virus in me...so this time it went to my eye. I need additional bone grafts done. #1: how long should I wait until I get the grafts...I want this current episode of ocular herpes to "settle down".
Avatar m tn You can also contact your local dental society to see if there are any local free or low cost clinics which provide dental care as well.
Avatar n tn Endocarditis is an inflammation that occurs when bacteria carried in the blood lodges on the damaged valves or in the lining of the heart. Some dental procedures can allow the entrance of bacteria in the bloodstream. Simple dental procedures like cleaning, placing orthodontic bands and scaling as well as more invasive procedures like root canals, and extractions may require antibiotic treatment before the dental procedure.