I have spent $20,000 saving my teeth. now I am being told that all my work has been for naught. before I go into my endo/perio consultation, I want to know an approximation of cost for extraction of all teeth and standard dentures
? I know when I go in it will be extraction of 3 teeth and 3 bridges -- could you give me an approximation on that too? (standard bridge, NO implant)
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist
Customer: two of three teeth are abscessed - one continually needs to be lacerated. we found out that right next to that tooth is a hidden tooth way above my gum line that never came through. showed on xrays. the 3rd is my front
tooth and is being held up by four veneers
and bonding. but the only swelling/is at the problem tooth (that has a hidden tooth right next to it).
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?
Customer: I have spent the last 3 yrs trying to save my teeth. the problem tooth 3 years ago, crumbled, since then it has been a series of root canals
, aristen therapy to clear up peridontisis in 6-8 teeth, bone grafting. my dds retired - my first visit with new dentist my one back molar
is at an 8 (abscessed -- but no swelling), my front tooth that is protected by bonded veneer is at 7 and the problem tooth continually puffs up way up inside my mouth and the gum next to tooth is sensitive. now I have 4 other teeth besides these teeth that have gone back to a 5/6. I have been completely diligent in my home care for the past 3 years... before that -- no -- hit or miss in brushing regularly, former smoker (quit 25 years ago), used to drink tons of coffee (no more) and tons of soda (no more)... :( I'm also 65 years old (female)