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Old 05-28-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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first visit in a while... anyone know what my prognosis may be?

my last visit was when I was 17 I was told I did have gingivitis, now that I am 20 I've noticed slightly receding gums. Its only affecting my 2 front incisors (which look like beaver teeth) and a couple lower teeth. my gums seem to be healthy now, slightly pink (does skin colour have any effect on the colour of healthy gums?), no bleeding and they are pretty firm (except a few of those little points between teeth). My biggest concern is cost, since my school insurance isn't very good; it reimburses me and I have to pay up front. how much should it cost for a good cleaning? my dentist office said only $60 more or less (CDN), but it seems too cheap somehow. and how much should any fillings or other minor things cost? should I need them.

I am really worried about my receding gums, I mean I don't want to be toothless by the time I'm 30... so how long does gum disease take to progress (if that turns out to be my problem) and to anyone older; when did you notice receding gums, and whats happened since then?

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Old 05-29-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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Re: first visit in a while... what to expect?

Any advice would be appreciated, I'm getting more nervouse the closer I come to my appointment... My dentist is really good but I'm I'm scared of finding out I have a ton of problems that I can't afford to fix, and that I'll loose my teeth if I don't do something.

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