There goes my AR (Keltek FRB) fund :(

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Poink88, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    My 7 year old doesn't like dental appointments much and we will pay for it soon. Her dentist scheduled her for 2 extractions a few fillings, cap and bridge and since she will not cooperate they have to do it in the hospital ER.

    After insurance, my cost will be; $595.00 dentist, $75.00 hospital/ER, and $620.00 anesthesiologist for a total of $1,370.00 (could possibly be more) :eek:

    I have to start all over again, my RFB have to wait SIGH. :( :mad:
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Yup. Dontcha' just hate it when life life's on ya?
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am so sorry. My bank account regularly takes a beating, too. I swear my car and all my appliances just know when I have a little saved up. Then they demand attention......and usually for more than I have. :(

    Your child's dental health, money well spent.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Seven year old? Those better be permanent teeth prices! Ouch! :eek:
     
  5. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    My thoughts too but (thankfully) they are for baby teeth. I remember, I just used to wait for them to fall!!! :D
     
  6. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    That's too bad, but the kids and medical stuff do come first. (Cap and a bridge for a 7 year old?) I'm guessing the teeth are crowded and the dentist is making room for the adult teeth to come in?
     
  7. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    It doesn't make sense to me too and still struggling since no permanent teeth on those area yet. I talked to the dentist about it and she insists it will help in the long run but I am not solved on it yet.
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    My sisters had great fun encouraging me to do my own toof extractions, usually involving string and a moving object.
     
  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    There is no way any dentist would put a bridge on a 7 year old. If yours is I would encourage you to seek another for a second opinion.

    Look for a dentist that does anastasia dentistry. Hook that kid up with some Monkey perfume and they were never know what happened.
     
  10. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I think that there is accountant that says: Look, his account is getting higher again. Lets crack his radiator. :mad:
     
  11. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    I will talk to her again before the procedure about the bridge because that is my thoughts too. Thanks
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It's probably not a bridge but a 'spacer' so the teeth don't start closing a gap that will be needed for the adult teeth to grow in properly. Just my guess.
     
  13. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    You are correct, but she did use both terms. I told her that I do not want them and she asked me nicely why. I responded that I don't think they are necessary and I cannot afford them. She told me that if that is the case, she will will do them for free (she did 3, including an old one)! Those 3 would have cost me $750 easy plus around $1,000 from my insurance IIRC.

    Still waiting for the final bill from her and the anesthesiologist...
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Good dentist. Keep her!! I know it's expensive but it is very important to keep those spaces open for the adult teeth. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You did the right thing.
     
  15. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    A spacer makes perfect sense to me now. Thanks for clearing that up.

    I am in for a world of hurt with my sons teeth.
     
  16. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Seriously? You should keep her as a kid's dentist & send her a thank you card attached to a fruit basket (or a box of her favorite ammo if you know it).