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Can I Get A Crown If Diabetic Purely For Cosmetic Reasons
Absolutely: It is extremely important that diabetics take optimal care of their mouths. You are at a much higher risk to develop gum problems as a diabetic. And there is no reason why you should not have the smile you want. Of course, dentists often consult with physicians to make sure your condition is being well managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more
Had what may be a tooth abscess for over a year. May be getting worse, can't afford health insurance. Not sure what to do?
See a dentist ASAP: The tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Look for a free clinic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have a vaginal infection is there any at home remedies/pharmacy things to fix it? For someone who doesn't have insurance it can be costly
Many remdies but...: There are many effective home remedies for vaginal infections but different types of vaginal infections- the main reason to see a doctor is to diagnose what type you have. Planned parenthood clinics are generally quite affordable. When you know the cause check http://earthclinic.Com/ailments-4.Php for great info on home remedies. The most common types are yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Yes: It is normally done in together with orthodontic treatment, although there are other reasons, too. Remember, once a secondary tooth is extracted, there will not be another one growing to replace it. Have your dentist explain the treatment plan before the extractions are begun. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a deviated septum, and want to get my nose restructured, will my insurance cover this? Would this be considered cosmetic or an actual health issue
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. It is usually covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you've had a dental bridge for over 15 years and it's never given you a single problem is it necessary to get it replaced? What are the risks if y
Depends: Short answer, yes. But more accurately, it depends on what you are looking to achieve. Lots to consider-- cost, longevity of solution, time in treatment. I would discuss with both an orthodontist and a cosmetic dentist and weigh the pros and cons of what you are considering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a dental bridge count as cosmetic dentistry? I'd like to get a dental bridge to cover the gap i've had for years where two teeth are missing. My insurance won't cover any cosmetic procedures though. Is a bridge usually considered to be cosmetic or no
BRIDGE IS FUNCTIONAL: A bridge to restore a space from lost teeth is first and foremost to restore function. Your insurance company can not deny you reimbursement for a bridge unless they have a pre-existing clause before you received the benefit (teeth extracted ptior to your policy start date). They may offer only a removable denture but who wants that. Implants are the best solution if you have the bone support. ...Read moreSee 46 more doctor answers
I have to get a dental filling after school was wondering if there is something i could be given to get rid of the lidocaine that medicare could pay
Time: Are you asking if there's something that will make the lidocaine wear off sooner? No such product exists - you just have to give it time. If the numbness bothers you and it is just one tooth, you could talk to your dentist about doing a more localized infiltration vs a nerve block. Perhaps a dentist here could weigh in? ...Read more
Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?
I desperately need to have a back operation but my insurance is saying its a preexisting condition. Is there any way i get help for this?
Around how much is it to have 2 teeth straigtened if I have dental insurance which includes orthodontal care as well? Can someone please give me a general estimate becasue I do have very good dental insurance? Im hoping I'll only have to pay under 200.
It : It is very difficult to give an estimate without complete dental records which would include a complete clinical exam, necessary radiographs and study models of your upper and lower teeth. Very often moving teeth is more involved than it looks. I would suggest seeing an orthodontist in person to get evaluated and get some treatment options. I would think $200. Is on the very low side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots: Put teeth ; jaws where they belong they work better, wear out less, are easier to clean, are better supported by gums/bone, look better, and make it easier for your dentist to keep your mouth in a state of optimum health. All this translates into shorter, easier, and (importantly) less costly dental visits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a panniculectomy ever considered medically necessary as far as insurance companies are concerned? I have lost 105 pounds and now I have a lot of extra abdominal skin. I would like to have a panniculectomy, but am not sure if my insurance company will p
Yes: Each insurer is different, but with a lot of weight loss and documented rashes, you may be able to get coverage. However, a panniculectomy doesn'tinclude the muscle tightening (plication) done with an abdominoplasty. You would have to pay out of pocket for that. Talk with a plastic surgeon for full details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you decide if you really have a problem? I certainly have some "laxness" after several childbirths, but my doctor hasn't indicated there is a problem
It depends: It depends on what your symptoms are. It sounds like some concerns about changes in your vagina from the question. If your physician has not commented on anything, then "structurally" things are likely normal. But if you have a concern about how your body is working now (urination, sexual performance, etc) you should directly ask your physician. These topics are easy to ignore if not mentioned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much is a tooth extraction if you don't have insurance? I desperately need one tooth to be extracted, but don't have any insurance, and don't have a lot of money. Can anyone give me some idea of what i can expect to pay for an extraction?
You : You do not have a lot of money and no dental insurance and desparately need one tooth extracted.....And your question was how much would you be expected to pay? I am going to answer the question. The numbers will vary from office to office and how complicated the extraction is....But here goes. In a general dentists office, if they have a discount plan in place for people with financial problems and no insurance, a simple extraction would run $90 and depending upon the condition of the tooth and location, can go up to $140. If the doctor feels it is too complicated for him to perform to get the entire tooth out, he should refer you to an oral surgeon and the price will definitely go up. If you are desperate and can not afford this, try to find a university with a dental school and you might have to pay less. I hope this helps and i hope you can get your tooth extracted as soon as possible so you are not in pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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