Re: Help Please! Oral Surgery, Braces, etc.
I remember him saying that it was tooth number eleven, I don't know how the numbering goes, but the tooth is in the upper area of my mouth. The dentist told me that the baby tooth would have to be extracted and a brace would have to be put on the adult tooth to put it into proper place, but that seems like a lot of money plus I would have to walk around with a messed up smile until the tooth finally adjusted to where it needed to be. What he's talking about sounds like it would take a couple of years. I'm trying to figure out what would be the most cost effective solution and would be the quickest in regard to getting my smile back to normal after the extraction. My smile is normal right now because the baby tooth is still in place and the adult tooth that is coming in cannot be seen, however that will be a different story once the baby tooth is extracted. I saw an oral surgeon because I have to have my wisdom teeth taken out as well, when I asked him about my options regarding the adult tooth once the baby tooth was extracted, he told me I would have to see an orthodontist because that wasn't his field. I don't want to be in a situation where I'm walking around with a gap in mouth. I have blue cross blue shield but they only cover 1000 dollars so I'm in the process of saving up so I can pay the rest out of pocket, so I'm trying to figure out how much I will need to save up. That bridge idea sounds excellent! I don't know a lot about dental care, so that's why I came to the board you guys are giving me great advice already. I really appreciate it.