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I haven't been to a dentist in years due to my fears. Meanwhile,

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I haven't been to a dentist in years due to my fears. Meanwhile, I have had 3 teeth completely rot out of my mouth and 2 others that have large holes. I'm getting married in 2 months and was planning on going to a dentist or directly to an oral surgeon after my wedding. Can you tell me what to expect? I would love to have this done before my wedding but I'm not sure how much anything will cost me or how much time off from work I would need?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 year ago.
Hello! I'll do my best to answer your question/s...
Prices vary according to where you live. Also from office to office somewhat. Roughly speaking, an extraction is about $100 per extraction. If you "ask" you may be able to get extractions and/or other needed work done for possibly less, should you inform and ask... with regard to your needs and wedding and all.
Additionally, here are a few "possible" alternatives, that perhaps may assist you:
1. Try to contact the local dental society in your area and see if there are any charitable organizations or foundations that will do your treatment for a reduced fee.
You can find the contact information of your local dental society by visiting :
http://ebusiness.ada.org/mystate.aspx
2. Consider getting treatment from a dental school near you . The charges are lesser than those charged by a private practioner.
Here is a link with the list of all the dental schools in the USA:
http://www.dentalsite.com/dentists/densch.html
3. Here is a website that lists dental offices that offer free and discounted clinics all across the country. Search for one in your area. Read each listing carefully as restrictions apply to some of the listed outlets.
http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/
4. One other option is to apply for Care Credit financing; their relaxed credit requirements facilitate payments for dental service that might otherwise not fit comfortably into your budget. You can refer to the Care Credit web site, which also has a directory for participating dentists. See: http://www.carecredit.com/
I hope you can find the best deal for your situation, and congratulations on your forthcoming marriage!!! (-:
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would you anticipate a dentist recommend for the missing teeth? I assume there would be something hey could do to fill in the gaps?
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 year ago.
There always is something that can be done. Generally, the least costly will often be a partial. But, I'd attempt to hook up with whom you feel you can trust, and who will work with you, and then "go from there", if that makes sense...
Expert:  Just Dental Truths! replied 1 year ago.
I hope I was able assist you, at least in part.
And, if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask - OK?
And please DO rate my question, when you have a moment please. Thank you!
Dr. Rampton