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Unread 11-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
Hortonel
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Hi, I'm new here. I'm here for my husband. He is a recovering alcoholic and has lost most of his teeth due to that. At this time he has about 6 teeth left, the others have been extracted. He went for a consult yesterday and was told it would cost around $9000 to have the rest of his teeth extracted and dentures made. My question is on the treatment plan they had 26 extraction at $170 each over 3 visits. I don't understand why there are so many when he only has 6 teeth left. Is there something I'm missing here? We have insurance but apparently they will only cover about $800 of the $9000. Not sure where to go from here.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hi Hortonel,

Your husband may have 6 teeth that you can see. However, he may have root tips of other teeth that have to come out. Could that be?

Also, let me say that the average person will have a total of 32 teeth in their mouth. So for him to need 26 extractions would mean that at least 20 of those teeth are broken or just root tips since you can visually see 6 teeth. Does that sound like that could be his case?

Many times additional bone surgery is done at the time of the extractions called Alveoplasty or bone re-contouring/rejuvenation. Is he having that done too?

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Hi, I'm new here. I'm here for my husband. He is a recovering alcoholic and has lost most of his teeth due to that. At this time he has about 6 teeth left, the others have been extracted. He went for a consult yesterday and was told it would cost around $9000 to have the rest of his teeth extracted and dentures made. My question is on the treatment plan they had 26 extraction at $170 each over 3 visits. I don't understand why there are so many when he only has 6 teeth left. Is there something I'm missing here? We have insurance but apparently they will only cover about $800 of the $9000. Not sure where to go from here.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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a tooth pull is a very simple procdure it should not cost that much and it prevents any further complications.but it is very important that the problem is rectifide as it will cause a lot of suffering in the future
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