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My heart and prayers go out to you as well as to those in the health professions today who are all about the money instead of the patients. Doctors and Dentist use to be about the patients. Anyone who is a babyboomer on back knows we got better personalized care and more understanding with payments that we made directly to the doctor many times on a payment scale. I do not remember being turned away or made to suffer just because I did not have money, but today...NOT the same at all. GOD don't like ugly and there's a LOT of ugly going down now.
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Get another dentist. 

 

No one can guarantee any dentist is going to be honest, nor that every experience is going to perform with excellence in every instance, but I suggest finding one belonging to one of these two professional groups might improve your odds. 

 

IAOMT: https://iaomt.org/for-patients/search/

IABDM: https://iabdm.org/location/

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@LindaD634409 wrote:

 

what a racket .....


Maybe you could find just somebody else to do it - CHEAPER - that doesn't have all the

  • training,
  • overhead,
  • employees
  • licensing,
  • insurance (malpractice / professional / building and equipment),
  • sterilization,
  • equipment,
  • medication,
  • ability to write you a a scrip for discomfort and antibiodics afterwards
  • and make sure that you have no complication
  • etc.

that a REAL dentist or oral surgeon has to have and pay for to treat you properly.

 

Replace any numbing or anesthesia with a some whiskey - can use the same stuff for some sterilization.

Yea, just a racket  - GOOD GRIEF.Woman Frustrated

 

 


* * * * It's Always Something . . . Roseanne Roseannadanna
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So a follow up to the implant story.  He would not pull the tooth.  Told me if I ever want a implant he has to save the bone, or something.  Then he asked me how I wanteD to be sedated.  He has nitrate somethin* 5hatvwoukd actually knock me out, administered threw the wrist,  or, if I am tough enough, he can numb the area and pull...but there will be pressure that he doesn5 know why, as well as crackling as he pulled.   
so I said I assume the nitrate would be more expensive......of course.

all in all, that 10 minutes with him cost $85.00, and th3 difference between th3 2 is $$$$

if no problem the extraction will bec$550.  If problem as I understand it, it can cost upto $1050.

 

to be knocked out is $1000, plus cost of extraction and if there is a problem.

 

what a racket .....

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I feel you and the pain you are having and my heart goes out to you. I can't tell you how many truths I've heard about seniors in need of dental care and can't get it due to money being an issue. SOMETHING has to be done to stop this abuse of American Citizens that are NOT rich enough to afford dental care or any other kind of care which is why I am ALL for Universal Healthcare for EVERYONE...NONE EXCLUDED!
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I am having ONE tooth pulled.  It’s been a circus....my dentist said he would pull it and we would talk about options. ( he never said when we would discuss options)

since I haven’t had a tooth pulled in 50 years, I was not “ up” on the current” protocols.

 

it seems the dentist needs to recommend a pnother dentist for “ better” xrays, and another consultation.  $188.

 

plus so far the $35.00 my dentist charged for exam and X-ray.

 

the second dentist does not pull teeth.  So HE sends me to a ORAL SURGEON.!

 

The oral surgeon requires first appointment for consul, at what price?  Then I can make another appointment for the extraction.  I JUST WANT THE TOOTH OUT. 

 

Now,

 

 

for my “ options”......

 

a implant at a cost of around $5,000.  I have no insurance, on a meager pension, and just inherited my family homestead which needs thousands of dollars of work, along with my own residence.  When I called the oral surgeon for appointment, now I am a bit more educated about the protocols.   I told the girl I just want the extraction, not 2 appointments, just pull the tooth!!!  It is in the back of my mouth, unseen.   Now, the question....will this “ oral surgeon” just pull it the same day???  I have all xrays, I do not need a full head X-ray, JUST PULL THE TOOTH.

 

The new doctors all have a “specialty “. Fine.  But this is just a extraction!

Rant over.

 

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I live in Florida. It's not my birthplace or where I was raised; it's just where I am now.

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PROBLEM BEING THE COST TO HAVE DENTAL IMPLANTS IS RIDICULOUS AND WAY OUT OF CONTROL IN AMERICA! THE LOWEST PRICE FOR FULL MOUTH DENTAL IMPLANTS IS A WHOPPING SICK $40,000.00!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

I'll be losing all of my upper teeth for dentures because IMPLANTS ARE NOT AFFORDABLE! ONLY RICH PEOPLE HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY TO WASTE!

I NEVER CLAIM A POLITICAL PARTY. I ASK MYSELF WHAT WOULD JESUS DO. WELL, JESUS WOULD NOT THINK HIGHLY OF PEOPLE IN NEED BEING RIPPED OFF THAT WAY!

THE MESSAGE AMERICA IS SENDING TO IT'S CITIZENS IS "ONLY THE RICH SURVIVE AND GET WHAT THEY WANT. ALL OTHERS STEP ASIDE."

I CAN'T BELIEVE I WORKED IN HEALTHCARE AS A REGISTERED NURSE ALONG WITH MANY OTHER JOBS BEFORE BECOMING A NURSE IN MY MID-30'S TO GET TO THE RETIREMENT SIDE OF LIFE IN NEED OF DENTAL CARE TO LEARN I HAVE TO BE RICH TO GET CARE AS A SENIOR CITIZEN. SICK SICK SICK!!! I COULD SAY A WHOLE LOT MORE, BUT I AM SO PISSED, I JUST CAN'T DO IT!!!

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Thank you! God bless you for helping. I'll look into that.
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Where do you live? We have helped many patients in North Carolina who are in similar situation as you are in with dental pain and sticker shock. If you have eligible Medicare plan and medical necessity, Medicare will pay up to $15,000 toward the placement of the implant. If this is case it will effectively cut the cost of the entire implants and crown portions in more than half. If you are nearby give us a call. But if you are further away, I would recommend look for Medicare Certified oral surgeon for your eligibility. 

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