Oral Surgeon & Periodontist consult appt next week

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SideKick3QT
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Oral Surgeon & Periodontist consult appt next week

#1 Post by SideKick3QT »

I was told by my ortho that I needed to get cleared by a Peridontist before I get my braces. I have had a slight recession on my 2 bottom teeth. I hope it's good enough to NOT have a grafting done...or at least not until I get out of braces. At the consultation, what exactly will he be doing? Also, will he send a written approval to my Ortho saying everything is okay?

Now for the oral surgeon, 4 wisdom teeth and 4 premolars need to be removed. It's just a consultation so will he just be looking in my mouth, the xrays from my orthodontist and thats it?

I'm just curious.

Oh yeah, all of this should be free right? lol

SideKick3QT
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#2 Post by SideKick3QT »

Yeah the OS isnt going to be doing any work. I just wanted the consultation to get a price on how much it would cost me to have all of the extractions done.

I want my braces my november so hopefully I can get all of this taken care of.

My insurance will cover 25% (im not sure if thats good or bad). How much did your consult cost?

TeresaTX
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#3 Post by TeresaTX »

I didn't have to go for a perio check but I did go to an oral surgeon and in my case the consult was free.

Insurance wise, I think it depends a lot of if it is a medically necessary procedure...my extraction was covered since the actual tooth they removed required a root canal so removing it was cheaper for insurance anyway.

Best of luck!

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