I wanted to thank you SO much for your advice to check the Las Vegas alumni dentistry site. I did so and found a doc in my area. I just sent him an email and asked some questions. I will make sure to ask ask ask LOL
thanks again sweetie!!!
I NEVER would have thought of something like that on my own.
Make sure that you ask, ask, ask, about the cost, too. Seems as though some are asking an arm and leg for treatment. I'll bump up an old post for you entitled: LVI A Ca$h Practice. Read it over.
I'm sure that doesn't apply to all LVI graduates but I'm sure that it does apply to some.
Let us know what he says.
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Well since I havent gotten an answer I will just quote the two prices he gave me.
He said for the initial consultation and thorough exam it would be $200. Then for all of the testing I would need (he mentioned about 8 tests I could possibly need) that would show us how to treat me the best way possible would be $500. Then we would go on with treatment from there. No prices quoted after that.
What do you think??? is that pretty costly?? I dont have anything to compare it to.
Sorry it's taken so long to respond. I've been busy with company. My Son's total charge, everything included, was $1310. I didn't see a splint charge or adjustment charges listed...these are usually the most expensive charges....Did he give you quotes on those? Before accepting treatment, find these charges out.
His name is Prabu Raman, DDS,FICCMO
I will be curious to read what you find, if anything.
He is in Kansas city, Mo.
Please let me know if you find anything.
Oh by the way, he hasnt answered my questions yet beyond the initial testing. I did ask about the rest of the treatment. I will be curious to see what he says.
Good morning -
I did a quick peek at his information. It looks like he has some good education behind him. I would ask him if his concentration is on cosmetic more then the treatment of TMD. Also, once you are stablized, what your options would be, ie: perm. splint/braces/restorative work. Now for me, I know that I have all 3 options, some cases though require braces and or restorative. Navy as I recall is going to require restorative due to a previous dentist shaving her teeth, braces out, but can use a perm splint if she so chooses. Then another could not do braces or a perm. splint but had to do restorative work. Each case is very, very diferrent. I would also ask him if it would be possible to speak with a couple of his TMD patients.
Hope this helps
Okay restortative work - For instance, I have a back molar a dentist pulled, that is one of the causes for me going into such bad TMD symptoms. I am pretty sure they will need to do an implant for that tooth. Navy is going to require restorative work on her back teeth, new bridges, capping or veenering the teeth due to the fact a dentist shaved her teeth. I do not know what all I would need for restorative work, I will most likely go the perm. splint though.
Hope that helps