Re: OT: Joey, I feel your pain!
- From: Mark & Steven Bornfeld <bornfeldmung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 00:03:25 GMT
Mark & Steven Bornfeld wrote:
Wow, let me comiserate with you guys.
The following is a sad story of one tooth.Of course it's because is a front 1-1 tooth, else I would have yanked the sucker out and be done with it.
First off, it gets a root canal. Dentist does not clear out infection totally, so it begins to die. 1992 Price=600 Second dentist does not see the infection and proceeds to do a crown for it.1995 Price=1000 Third dentist says there is infection, and needs repair. Insured Endodontist says two teeth need repair, and proceeds to destroy the crown, and then says that he will have to sever the nerves thru the gum (for two teeth not just the 1-1) 1997 Price=2100 (some insurance) Fourth dentist proceeds to install a new crown for the one the Endodontist destroyed. Price=1200 (some insurance) 2002 Second crown breaks, as the tooth base itself is cracked. Oral surgeon install implant wich takes 6 months, for the entire procedure. Price= 3800 (insurance only pays for anesthetics! sheesh) 2005
Talk about bad luck and pain for one tooth, that has now cost me almost 9K :(
No fair, that's really 2 teeth! Sorry--that's really too bad. Hope the implant works out.
-- Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS http://www.dentaltwins.com Brooklyn, NY 718-258-5001
Your gonna scold me doc, but the first time I ever went to a dentist in my life was at the age of 6 as it was required for my medical to enter 1st grade.
The second time I ever went to a dentist was at the age of 46 because my wife felt I should go due to a chipped molar.
The dentist took an XRay, I got a cleaning, and he smoothed the chip. Upon leaving he said you got some good teeth there other than the cracked one, no cavities, and your roots go quite deep and are full. He could not believe I had not seen a dentist in 40 years. Through my 30's I just let my wisdom teeth come in naturally, just some minor discomfort for the year they were coming in. My wife is sick of hearing me (brag) tell people this story. After hearing about these bills, maybe I owe myself a 175 or something.
I don't recommend you use that rationale with your wife--even if she has good teeth.
-- Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS http://www.dentaltwins.com Brooklyn, NY 718-258-5001 .
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