Is this dental procedure worth my money?
April 13, 2010 9:18 AM Subscribe
Is my dentist doing a pointless procedure on my maybe-cavity?
posted by kmavap to health & fitness (14 answers total)
For about 5 years I have had a spot on my lower back molar near my gum line. Ever year, my old dentist called it a defect and told me to keep it very clean, but never said it was a cavity. My new dentist said he can't tell what it is, and wants to cut open my gum to see if anything is underneath my gum line. This costs $2000, of which my insurance will pay $1700.
If this *is* a cavity, I don't even know what the next step would be or how much it would cost.
I have never felt any pain from this spot and I have never had any other cavities.
I am losing my dental insurance indefinitely in less than 2 months and do not have time to get a second opinion.
Should I just get the procedure or does it sound unneccessary?