By Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD
Written particularly for the dental sufferer, this source offers functional information regarding dental health and wellbeing and therapies. Readers can entry easy-to-understand information regarding ideas to their dental difficulties and approximately tips to hold a fit smile for all times
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Cost of Various Alternatives: Root canal therapy costs vary signiﬁcantly around the world. The fee for a root canal for a single-rooted tooth costs much more than removal of the tooth. Root canal therapy costs more for a multiplerooted than a single-rooted tooth. There is usually an additional cost if the tooth requires a post, and if a crown (cap) is needed there is a further cost. In summary,when a root canal is accomplished, that may be the only cost, but more frequently, the costs for a reinforcing internal post and a crown are necessary also.
92) 3. Red, Pimplelike Projection on the Gums This red, pimplelike projection on the cheek side or tongue side of the tooth near the tooth root end usually indicates that the tooth pulp (nerve) is dead,and that the infection has broken through the bone to the outside. This condition creates a ﬁstula, or canal, from the tooth root end through the gums. Often, yellow pus can be expressed from the red projection without much pain,but the pus will return until therapy is completed. Treatment for the draining ﬁstula may include the following: A.
Therefore, there is still a $70 or more expense to serve the patient. Take the $70 overhead off the $80 income, and you now have an astounding $10 staying with the dentist before taxes. How do practitioners stay in practice with such a low percentage of proﬁt? The fact is that many of them do not! They must survive on the income from their fee-for-service patients. Managed Care Programs are involved with dental insurance or dental beneﬁt plans, you, the consumer, must be careful to analyze the potential reasons for a speciﬁc practitioner’s participation in an insurance plan.
A Consumer's Guide to Dentistry by Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD