Well, Amanda did not have a good dental check up, I did not expect her to, but I am shocked at how bad her teeth really are. Keep in mind, she has not had x-rays yet, so these are only estimates of what she may need.
If you are a dental assistant, you can appreciate the fallowing:
Baby teeth are represented by letters. A-J are the upper teeth. That is 10 teeth total, 7 need work.
Work needed on her upper jaw: Tooth A-two surface composite filling B-Pulpotomy and stainless crown D-Pulpotomy and resin crown-white E-Pulpotomy and resin crown-white F-Pulpotomy and resin crown-white I -Pulpotomy and stainless crown J-Two surface composite filling
Lower teeth are represented by letters K-T, 10 teeth total.; 4 of her teeth need work here. Amanda is just getting in M and R, so thankfully no decay there. N,O,P and Q are all worn down from her tooth grinding, no cavities found using the dental probe.
Work needed on her lover jaw: Tooth K-Two surface composite filling L-Pulpotomy and stainless crown S-Pulpotomy and stainless crown T-Two surface composite filling
Total due after insurance pays their $855 is $3,067. Ridiculous, and why do we pay so much for dental insurance? I forgot to mention, this total does not include anesthesia....hopefully Amanda can get her ALTCS before this appointment.
Lovingly updated by
Arizona mom to eight