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I'm having a problem with tooth #15. All wisdom teeth have

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I'm having a problem with tooth #15. All wisdom teeth have been remove. Tooth #13 has also been removed. #15 stands alone on the upper. The pain has gotten so bad in that tooth that I have to chew on the right side of my mouth. Because of that, I have been experiencing jaw pain. (Probably due to the strain of chewing). Since coming to this site, I read what you mentioned about tooth extraction. If I have tooth #15 removed, I will probably have to have the lower tooth removed because there won't be an upper tooth to match it. I am trying to find a Dentist in the West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie area who is willing to work with me while extracting this tooth (teeth?) Extraction would be the cheapest way to go for me as I have not had a job since June 15, 2008. Eventually, I will find another job and I will get implants for the missing teeth. Until then - oooowwwww!!!!! Please help. Thank you

Ms. Paule Ortegosa***@******.***
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 8 years ago.

Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

If I have tooth #15 removed,I will probably have to have the lower tooth removed because there won't be an upper tooth to match it....

This is not entirely correct. The best line of action will be to save the tooth # 15 if it can be saved. IF at all tooth # 15 has to be removed, then an artifical prosthesis should be placed there, like an implant or a removable partial denture, so that the lower tooth will have an uper counterpart, albeit an artifical one.

I also understand that you are looking for affordable dental treatment. I suggest the following avenues to 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 :

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:

3.You may want to look into a dental discount plan. I know this helps many people that don't qualify for health insurance, or are underinsured. This is an immediate benefits plan, so the advantage is that so you wouldn't have to wait a whole year to get the dental work you need. The name of the company is AmeriPlan and their plan is called dental plus. It's $19.95 a month and you receive up to 80% off on all dental procedures. This would cover you and your entire family too !!!

You can look at this website and see if this is something that can help you :

4. Other than these options, you can always look for an compassionate dentist in your city, who will help you by taking a smaller remuneration for his work.

Try talking to your friends, family and colleagues about their past dental experiences with their dentists.This will help you to find the right person for you.

Alternatively, here is a list of oral surgeons in your area, that is, West Palm Beach,

Dr. Roger Edward Freilich (Active)
Office 1:
1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 105, West Palm Beach, FL###-##-####Map(###) ###-####br />
Dr. Michael G Mauck (Active)
Office 1:
Bldg G,*****7, West Palm Beach, FL 33414 Map(###) ###-####br />

Dr. Carlos A Morales (Active)
Office 1:
4450 S Tiffany Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Map(###) ###-####br />
Dr. Andrew Slavin (Active)
Office 1:
1411 N Flagler Dr Ste 5200, West Palm Beach, FL###-##-####Map(###) ###-####br />

Dr. Rolf B Wolfrom (Active)
Office 1:
1920 Palm Bch Lakes Blvd #105, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Map(###) ###-####br />
You could call them up for an appointment.

Hope this answers your questions. Feel free to contact me again for more information.

I wish you a speedy recovery !!!

Dr. Behere.

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