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Old 04-30-2003, 06:49 AM   #1
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I keep seeing posts where you all talk about your splints being under $200....

My treatment with the neuromuscular dentist is going to cost me over $4000. Granted, that covers everything - all visits, the xrays, molds, neuromuscular workup & TENS treatment. I can't remember the exact breakdown but the lower neuromuscular splint I'm getting is no where near $200!!! What's up? If I'm lucky, insurance will pay about $2000 towards this. (And that's all they pay lifetime towards TMJ).

 
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mek - I hear you - I'm trying to remember how much my splint was when I got it a long time ago but I think it was about $800. The night splint was $500. My TMJ never gave me a total of how much it would cost long term - I don't see how they predict this outside of a base set amount to cover splint, xrays, MRI, etc. The ongoing costs of TENS, injections, etc., is unpredictable especially if the case is a chronic one.

In my case I've surpassed the designated set amount from insurance by a long shot, so I'm responsible for the $$$ out of pocket because the insurance coverage isn't great at all for TMJ.

 
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Old 04-30-2003, 09:57 AM   #3
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Splint therapy can be costly. Mine has also run me into the thousands, and was completely out of pocket.
I would imagine that a basic splint may only cost $200.00 but without the adjustments etc. it's worthless. Also, I believe my first night guard was under $200.00 and I know some people refer to night guards as splints.

Best of luck with your therapy!
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Old 04-30-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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Hi, I just got my insurance payment for my $675 splint (it is helping), they only paid $280. I was told when I spoke to them that they only pay %80 after I meet my out of pocket dudectible. I was told they would pay for it all except for the co-pay.

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where i live in dallas i live buy mesqiut and my tmj doctor treatment is 1000 that is pretty low compaired to yall it without insurance

 
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I have had a couple of splints, one for $1000.00 and the other for about $675.00. The first was largely covered by my MD (not dental) insurance, and I am waiting for payment for the second. I hope they pay for part of the second as well. The problem is that I am much worse after spending all that money on the splints! Neuromuscular treatment are much more expensive because it requires more instruments for diagnosis and adjustments.

 
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