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    Default Paediatric dental surgeon gap?

    Wondering what gap you paid when your child had dental surgery? I know it depends on the surgery and dentist’s gap but I feel like the paediatric dental surgeon I took my daughter to charges a lot. My daughter needs a frenectomy, which is a quick snip of a piece of gum between her 2 front teeth. It will be under general anaesthetic because she’s only 3 years old. His gap will be $579 after Bupa. I can’t really go price hunting either because I will have to pay for initial consult each time. Thanks

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    Both my girls needed this and we opted for laser? They were both about one and no anesthetic was needed. Is that something you would consider?

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    That's a lot with PHI, I would've assumed a similar price without insurance

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    He mentioned he’d prefer to do it surgically because the frenum is low and she’s young but if your girls had laser when they were 1 surely a 3 year old would be ok.

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    DD1's was particularly bad, it went right around and attached at the back of her front teeth

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    It’s good your girls didn’t need to be put through surgery too. I might need to ring around and see who is willing to laser it then. Thanks for the info.

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    Looking at your profile, you’re in SA (can’t help sorry), but in brisbane, the go to is enhance dentistry. I wonder if you’d be able to contact them and ask if they have any colleagues in SA who they can suggest so you at least have a starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymummy5 View Post
    It’s good your girls didn’t need to be put through surgery too. I might need to ring around and see who is willing to laser it then. Thanks for the info.
    Will depend on your child's temperament too. At 3yo, DD needed a couple of fillings. Initially the dentist said she'd have to see a paed dentist and go under, but after she saw how well DD was behaving while she did her check-up, she changed her mind. There and then she did a small filling that didn't need any local, then when DD was perfect for that, came back another day for a bigger one with local needle etc.

    DS on the other hand, no way that would have been the case! Thankfully his teeth haven't needed anything more than a clean!!!

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    If it’s proper surgery then it except it to cost a lot. Anything dentistry is expensive. Add in surgery and it’s insane.

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    Ok thanks I’ll give them a call.


 

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