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Post by Jeannette on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:39 am

I have 2 forms of dental insurance, each with the $1,000 cap.

Last year, I blew through both insurances and had to pay $500 out of pocket for ONE FRICKEN TOOTH. I got a root canal and a cap.

I need another one this time. I have a hole in my tooth from where the filling is old and...chipped away. It hurts. But I refuse to pay for that much on one fricken tooth. Sigh.

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Post by Tate on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:47 am

Yeah that stinks especially since you have TWO insurances you'd think that would help out a lot!

Have you shopped around to see if you can get it done cheaper any where else?

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Post by Jeannette on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:49 am

I don't know how you could go about shopping around though...

I can already see the dentists going,"Well I can't give you a guesstimate price without taking a look and doing some x-rays first..." Cha-ching. mumble

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Post by Tate on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:57 am

No just call and tell them you need a "blah blah blah" and would like to know the estimate price.

I did that when I had to get my wisdom teeth removed and they gave me estimates.

I mean I had all four wisdom teeth removed and was put to sleep and only paid $900. So you should be able to get a better deal than paying $500 for ONE tooth.

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Post by Jeannette on Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:00 am

Hmmmm...I can do that...

See with this last molar, I got a temp put on and when he pulled it off, I had MASS pain so he sent me to a specialist for a root canal. The guys did a GREAT job and then I got my crown put on. However, it drained the insurance(s) and I still had out of pocket. I know that's the case for this tooth since there's already pain and just the condition of it.

It's insane how much you pay for fricken teeth. INSANE!

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Post by Kelly on Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:50 am

jeannette, tricare covers xrays
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Post by Jeannette on Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:12 pm

Ya but my whole bill exceeded the alotted $2k between the insurances.

I wonder if I just got gipped and the guy was super duper expensive with dental services...?

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Post by Kala on Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:22 pm

hugs I'm sorry that teeth are super expensive to care for, but everything on our body is expensive to care for, lol .

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Post by Kelly on Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:02 pm

ohh, when does it start over? i got xrays and a filling and 2 caps(no root canal) and i paid 2000 out of pocket...dentists are just really expensive
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Post by Jeannette on Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:59 pm

It starts over in January but I'll max it out for the year in just that month. I can't afford 2k out of pocket with the twins coming and buying a new house. Freakout

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Post by Kelly on Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:26 pm

yea i know it blows...i have 2 more caps i need to get but i cant afford it either with the twins coming, plus we need so much stuff for the new house its not even funny
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