Right now I do not have dental insurance and need to have three fillings. I can get the silver fillings done and it would still be within my budget. However I would rather have the tooth color fillings though the cost is high and I can not easily afford to have them done. I am not sure what to do in the long run would it be better for me to pay more even though it would be hard for me to ? Or get the cheap fillings and worry about changing them out when I have more money.
Not sure what to do. I had a filling done less then a week ago. That tooth did not even trouble me but the dentist said I had a cavity in it so per is suggestion I had it filled. Today however when I was just eating normal food nothing to hard or anything.
I heard my tooth crack. I know it is the same tooth that had the filling because part of the filling came out. I am very upset about this. I call the dentist and they said they would get me in tomorrow to look at the tooth. If they have to crown the tooth now should not the crown cost be on them? I would not have cracked the tooth if they did not do the filling or do the filling wrong either way I feel this is on the dentist.
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I have been told by my dentist that I need three small filling. I do not have an dental insurance right now since my job does not offer it to me. I never really had an issue since I would pay out of pocket for the cost of X-rays once a year and a cleaning. That was all I ever really needed to have done.
Now with the three filling I am thinking I could use some dental insurance. How would dental insurance work for me and will it cover for the filling I currently need? What should I be looking for?
Okay so I am thirteen and I have one baby tooth that has a cavity in it. My adult tooth is there but has not yet came out enough to push the baby tooth out. My mom wants to get it filled because she said the cavity can jump to my healthy adult teeth. However I do not see the point when even the dentist said the tooth should be falling out if not this month then next for sure. Why pay for a filling? I do not think a cavity is going to jump to my adult tooth in less then two months.
I am having to have two crowns done with a filling here and there. My dentist told me I should not keep putting it off or I will need to get a root canal which will only cost more money. Okay so he scared me some about the work I need. Right now I do not have dental insurance. Is there any dental insurance plans, I can get which would be okay with me knowing I need this dental work done?
If so…. I also need a plan that does not have waiting periods for crowns. My dentist told me most plans do have waiting periods for crowns. So I need to try and find one that does not have waiting periods or one with shortest time period for me to wait.
My dentist at the time told me that I needed three root canals and four filling. I would also need crowns for the teeth that required the root canals. The dentist at the time told me the cost for all the work I needed would be over 5000.00. I did not have the money for such work to be done. So I only fix the one tooth that was hurting me at the time. That was over one year ago.
Now I have two teeth that have been starting to really hurt. I still do not have dental insurance or the kind of money needed to do all the dental work that may be needed now. I been told that there are dental schools that would be much cheaper then just going to the dentist. Is that true? If so were would I find a dental school and get my work done?
So I will be going in to have a small filling on one of my back molars. The dentist is going to use a composite resin filling. My appointment is within the next two weeks. I was just wondering how long is the filling good for? My dad had the same fillings since he was a child. So do composite filling last that long?
So I been having a tooth issue lately and notice it has a brown spot with a little hole. Okay I did not brush my teeth so well and I know that I am paying the price for that now. I am brushing now like three times a day and I also floss when I remember to do so.
I made a dental appointment for a week from now but I was wonder how big is the filling going to be for a little hole? Will it be the complete tooth or just were the hole is? I really do not like going to the dentist so I would like to have some information on what to expect.
Help I have to have two filling
I went to the dentist the other day and was told that I have two cavities. He wants to do filling for them. I am scared that I will have to have shoots in order for him to do the fillings. I am scared of getting shoots and do not have them done unless I have no choice. Can he do filling with out shoots?
I had two filling done about two weeks ago. Ever since I got the filling my teeth still hurt when I eat. Some times only the one tooth then the other and it is on and off again kind of pain. The pain is coming from the two teeth I had the filling done. I call the dentist and he said to give it two more weeks to see if the pain goes away. If it does not to make an appointment to see him and he would check them out. Does this seem right to you?
Long lasting pain what can I do
I had four filling done just a few days ago Now the top and bottom of my mouth hurts. It is painful just opening and closing my mouth. It has been like this since right after having the filling done. How much longer should I be having this pain? What can I do to make it stop. Please I do not want to feel this bad for New Years since I have a party I will be going to.
Does bleach your teeth whiten your silver fillings?
I have been thinking about whitening my teeth they are not as white as I would like them to be. Does teeth whiting products whiten out your silver fillings? I have a few filling so i am wondering would they get beached out as well?
Trends in the prevalence of untreated dental caries among children (2–4 and 6–8 years old), adolescents (12–15 years old), and adults (35–44 years old): Overall, the proportion of children with untreated dental caries in the primary and permanent dentition has declined since the 1970s for all age, gender, race, and poverty level subgroups although differences among these groups remain (Brown et al., 1999; Brown et al., 2000).
There have been continuing reductions in dental caries in permanent teeth among children and adolescents over the past few decades, yet caries prevalence in the primary dentition may have stabilized or increased slightly in some population groups (Petersson & Bratthall 1996; Rozier, 1995). Trends are displayed separately for primary and permanent dentitions.
The prevalence of untreated caries in primary dentition decreased from 48.7% in the 1970s to 26.5% in the 1990s among children aged 6–8 years. The prevalence of untreated dental caries in permanent dentition also decreased from NHANES I (1971–1975) to NHANES III (1988–1994) for ages 6–8 years (21.0 % to 6.3%), 12–15 years (53.2% to 16.9%), and 35–44 years (40.3% to 26.1%).
SOURCES OF DATA
Analyses reported here are based on the First and Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES I: 1971–1975 and NHANES III: 1988–1994), National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Got braces now have headaches
I am 24 and fairly new to having braces. I went with the plain metal ones for cost fact reasons since I paying for them myself and the other types would just be too expensive for me. I had them in now for a little over a month. My teeth are find they are sore sometimes but for the most part braces do not bother me in that way. I have been getting headaches though ever since I got braces.
Is that normal? I have headaches in the morning when I wake up and sometimes after school. I started to get headaches the same time I got the braces so I am pretty sure that is the cause of them. You think I will continue to have the headaches until I am out of braces or what?
Can’t feel my mouth
Okay, so I just had a tooth removed at the dentist to day and they numbed up my whole mouth. The thing is I did not eat before I went to the dentist because I did not want to get sick. Now I am back home and I am so hungry.
My mouth and part of my tongue is still numbed out. I am afraid to eat and bite my tongue or side my mouth. About how much longer do you think I need to wait?
Dental hygiene question
In one of my classes at school, my teacher is having everyone write about person hygiene and why it is important. It makes me wonder if she thinks she has students that stink or something. Anyway, I got stuck with dental health.
I know why we should brush and floss our teeth. My mom says we need to brush our gum line and our tongues too. Just my luck my mom is a dentist, so I know she is right. You think she help me more, but she says that is all the help she is giving me and that I need to find out why for myself. She is letting me use the Internet to find out the reason why. Any help would be nice.
I have heard that smokers have a higher risk of developing different dental health problems. I know smoking can stains your teeth and causes bad breath. What I am wondering is how does smoking cause cavities and gum disease? What may be other dental health side effect from smoking ?
Please I only want to know about the dental side of this issue. I have a friend that I care for who is a smoker. She knows the health risks but does not care. She does care about her teeth but does not think smoking is bad for them since she able to keep the white with whiting strips.
Full Dental Implant – What are they?
As the name suggests this is an implant that will replace all the teeth you have. More invasive than a single tooth replacement this procedure will require more than one trip to the dentist.
Commonly called a full bridge it will replace all your teeth and some of the roots. Here is a simple break down of what you can minimally expect:
• At least two surgical procedures
• Surgery one: The professional will use an incision to expose the jawbone then drill holes for anchor screws for the fixtures. Four to six fixtures are needed for the lower jaw and six to eight for the upper. Now the healing process begins you will wear a temporary bridge while you heal.
• Healing for upper jaw: 6 months
• Healing for lower jaw: 3 months
• Surgery two: In this surgery, the implant must be exposed to allow for the attaching of the permanent bridge.
• You may have a waiting time while teeth are fabricated
• In subsequent visits to the dentist, your new teeth will be attached and adjusted for good aesthetics and proper bite.
This is a brief overview of the possible process and may vary due to differences in healing time from person to person etc…
Hope this helps.
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Will my dentist and I be able to choose the specialist?
Some plans limit referrals to specialists. Your dentist may be required to refer you to a limited selection of specialists who have contracted with the plan’s third party. You also may be required to get permission from the plan administrator before being referred to a specialist. If you choose a plan with these limitations, make sure qualified specialists are available in your area. Look for a plan with a broad selection of different types of specialists.
What routine corrective treatment is covered by the dental plan? What share of the costs will be yours? While preventive care lessens the risk of serious dental disease, additional treatment may be required to ensure optimal health. A broad range of treatment can be defined as routine. Most plans cover 70 percent to 80 percent of such treatment. Patients are responsible for the remaining costs.
Examples of routine care include:
Restorative care – amalgam and composite resin fillings and stainless steel crowns on primary teeth
Endodontics – treatment of root canals and removal of tooth nerves
Oral Surgery – tooth removal (not including bony impaction) and minor surgical procedures such as tissue biopsy and drainage of minor oral infections.
Periodontics – treatment of uncomplicated periodontal disease including scaling, root planning and management of acute infections or lesions
Prosthodontics–repair and/or relining or reseating of existing dentures and bridges.