Periodontal disease linked to increased risk of kidney disease
In a study of blacks with normal kidney function, those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease. The study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
What is a dental extraction and why are they done?
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Such as when tooth decay destroys enough of the tooth structure to prevent restoration. This is one of the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Periodontal disease (gum disease) and dental trauma are other reason why one may have to have a tooth extraction
Is Root Canal Work Really so Bad ?
Well according to research, root canal work is not as bad as people think when compared to other dental procedures. A self-reporting of people dental health suggests that patients find the procedure no worse than other dental work which overturns the popular belief that root canal work is the most unpleasant dental treatment.
Question I know I will be needing to have at least two teeth pulled due to them being broken/decayed. I do not have dental insurance currently and from what I can tell there are waiting periods for extractions, and I do not want to have to continue to wait. So about how much do extractions cost?
Reply: Well cost will vary from dentist to dentist. There is no one set price for dental care that all dentist charges. Not knowing your state also make is hard to give some cost range. In addition depending on the placement of the tooth will and which tooth is being extract will also effect the cost of extractions.
To try and give you some idea:
An average tooth removal (non surgical) able to be done by a family/general dentist can range around $75.00 to $300.00 a tooth. Where as a surgical extraction utilizing anesthesia can run around $185.00 to $700.00 a tooth.
You can see how price can vary. I would suggest looking for an HMO insurance plan in your area as they typically do not have waiting periods like many PPO’s plans and they will help you save money on the cost of having your needed dental care done by a plan provider.
Another cost saving options would be a dental discount plan as they do typicall do not have waiting periods and will help you save money on any needed dental care service provided by a plan dentist.
This website sell both HMO and Dental Discount plans in most states. Just enter your zip code in the quote box provided to review all the available dental insurance and plan options. If you have any questions please call our office at 310-534-3444 M-F 8am-4pm
Dental insurance coverage for children is an essential health benefit. According to studies dental health is linked to your overall wellness. Also studies have shown that people with dental insurance tend to visit their dentist regularly, maintaining their dental health care needs. Dental care cost is stated as a main factor as to why parents and their kids do not see a dentist as much as maybe they should. Since that is the case having dental insurance help control their family dental care cost, there by making it possible for them see their dentist regularly.
Most health insurance plans do not provide benefits for dental care and when they do it can be very limited. Review your health insurance policy and make sure it have dental care and how much. If you do not have strong enough benefits for dental sevices give serrious thought to buying a dental insurance plan to fill out your overal health care needs to it’s fullest
What is an Annual Benefit ?
In order to help contain costs and to help keep your plan more affordable, your plan may limit your benefits by number of procedures and/or dollar amount in a given year. In most cases, particularly if you have been getting regular preventive care, these limitations allow for adequate coverage.
For many dental insurance companies dental implants fall under a cosmetic dental service or cosmetic dentistry. The problem is that many dental insurance will not cover or offer benefits for this type of dental service. One reason why that is the case, is that a general dentist normally do not provide implant services. In order to have implants you have to see a cosmetic dentist or a specialist. Keep in mind that many dental insurance plans do not cover for specialist either.
Another reason is a cost factor. The cost of dental implants are still much higher the the cost of denture, partials and bridges that are normally covered under most dental insurance plans. You may be able to get dental implant services at a discount plan buying a dental discount plan. With a dental discount plan you can save around 15 to 20 percents off the cost of dental implants if there are dental providers within the plan network.
Dental Insurance Health Care Plans in Texas. Where is the free dental insurance health care plans? I can not find any. So now I am just trying to find a dental insurance plan that is still low cost that offers at least preventive services for free. I do not have much money and looking for the lowest cost possible for my dental care
Toothache in California need dental insurance without waiting periods. Okay I know it is my fault that I have not been taking proper care of my dental health. But I only want kind replies. I been to a open forum that lets you ask any questions but the replies were not kind.
I hoping that since this is a dental website I would get back helpful replies. I noted you sell dental insurance but I do not know much about insurance. I only know I need a plan that does not have waiting periods since I currently have a toothache that needs to be address right away. Please advise your best plan for this.
Finding a low cost dental plan on line for a family of five. When you have a family of five finding any low cost is not easy. However when it comes to dental care for our three kids our cost is getting to the point where it is harder for us to have our regular checks.
Cost is starting to become a major factor that we like to find a way of cutting back. Do you offer a low cost family dental plan that will help us save money on our children dental care in California.
Dental Health care plan where I can stay with my current dentist. I live in New York and I love my dentist. It has taken me over seven years to find a dentist that is caring and is willing to be helpful to my dental needs.
However with changes to our dental benefits at work I can no longer stay with my dentist and have any dental benefits. My dentist dental office staffing told me that was the only HMO plan they were a provider of and that I now would need to find a plan that lets me stay with my own dentist. Do you have any dental insurance in New York that can help me stay with my current dentist since I will not be changing my dental office.
Instant dental health care plan needed in New Jersey. Please help me. My ten year old son has a toothache and needs to see a dentist. I been calling around different dentist but just to go in for a check up and X-rays would cost me over $200.00 and that is not even getting to fixing his tooth.
I was told by one dental office I would be better off getting a dental plan first and choosing a dentist within the plan network. Where do I find one of these dental plans and I need one that will start right after buying it.
Affordable dental health care for an individual. I am a student living in New York. I do work a full time job while going to school mostly full time as well. I have money to afford dental insurance but I would still like to keep the plan affordable since I do not see myself having to have major dental care. I just want a dental insurance plan where I can have free preventive dental services and keep my teeth healthy.
Dental Insurance health care for seniors. I am a senior living on a fix income. I do not get any dental benefits unless it is medically necessary to pull a tooth but that is all I get. I looking for a very low cost dental plan that offer preventive dental care at a low cost. This way I do not have to worry about having to have teeth pulled.
Dental Insurance for major dental work in Washington: I do not know what to get that will best help me. So can you just advise. I have major dental work that is needed. I need three fillings, one root canal with a crown and afterwords I like to have my teeth whiten as they are very yellowish looking right now. What dental plan you offer would help me the best?
Florida dental health care and dental insurance getting the best dental plan. What is your best dental plan in Florida for a 68 year old with little teeth and in need of some partials. My dad his a few teeth left and I like for him to have partials so he can eat and talk better then what he is doing now. Since I am now taking care of him getting him some dental care is one of the first things I am trying to get out of the way can you please advise. Thanks
Dental health care, dealing with dental providers under a PPO dental plan. Hello I am hoping you can offer me some help and good advise. I have a dental PPO plan that I get though my husband job. I really do not like it since ever time I go to the dentist I feel that I a being over charged.
The dental office also dose not file out my claims and I am having to pay in full for everything at the time of the dental service. I do not get all the money I feel I should get back from the company due to UCR cost. I am not sure how to get my dental office to stop over charging me and to file out my claim so I am not having to pay in full all the time.
Dental Health care services with a dental HMO plan in California. I picked this web site since I see that you offer many differnt types of dental insurance plans for PPO to HMO and dental discount plan with free choice of dentist plans. That is all good becuase I want to know if getting a dental HMO plan will offer me good dental heath care services.
I see that HMO are within in my budget better but I have people that tell me that dental HMO plans are really bad in that you get bad dental care servise and that the dentist with in the plans just try to get you in and out very quickly since they are not making any money on you. That I would be better off with a PPO or a free choice of dentist plan even though they are more costly so that a dentist will treat me better and provide better dental care. Is this true?
Dental Health Care, How does having a Root Canal save the tooth. Root canal can be done by either a general dentist or in some cases an endodontist specialist. Normally you would go to a general dentist first and if determine that you should see a endodontist the general dentist will refer you to one. The dentist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp that is in the inside of your tooth. Then the tooth is filled up and sealed. If you went to a endodontist dentist for the root canal you would return to your general dentist for a crown. The crown will help to protect your tooth and restore it back to full function.
Even though having a root canal and crown work can be costly, most dentist will advise this procedure in order to save a tooth. Some people feel that having an extraction would be less costly however that is not the case if you are wanting to replace the missing tooth pulled. Leaving gaps in your teeth due to pulling is never a good idea because shifting of your remaining teeth will happen over time. That is why it is a good idea to have dental insurance in place prior to having any major dental services render.