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Artificial tooth in place of an extracted tooth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
User :   am XXXXXXXX here
User :   may i know your name pls?
Doctor :   I'm Dr Jaikishen
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   is this a site where i can get answers for
User :   any of my health problems?
User :   or i can get the information reagarding doctors and prices alone?
Doctor :   yes for any medical query
User :   but i want to talk to a dentist as of now
Doctor :   just hold on a moment
User :   k
Doctor :   pls go ahead with your dental problem
User :   actually i had removed one of my teath from my upper jaw
Doctor :   ok..
User :   and today i went for normal scaling to my dentist
User :   he is telling me to fix one artificial tooth in that place
Doctor :   ok
User :   also he is telling if its left un attended , the lower teeth might come up
User :   is that true
User :   shouldnt we have empty space in our jaw?
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information
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User :   they are telling that for doing an artificial teeth they might charge around 8 thousand
User :   26, IT , bangalore
Doctor :   The point is that
User :   mm
Doctor :   our body has a natural mechanism to compensate for wearing of teeth due to grinding process
Doctor :   whiloe chewing food
User :   k
Doctor :   This is called passive eruption
User :   k
Doctor :   This is what the dentist was referring to when he said that the opposing tooth
Doctor :   which is the tooth in the other jaw
Doctor :   \might come up in the space
User :   so
Doctor :   left by the missing tooth
User :   k
User :   so you mean to say that it might create any problem ...if it comes up??
Doctor :   So the dentist was right in what he said
Doctor :   u need to replace the tooth
User :   ok
Doctor :   I do not subscribe to his/ her rates though
Doctor :   That is left to your negotiation skills
User :   fine ..
Doctor :   ok
User :   but what is the normal price for fixing one art.tooth?
Doctor :   it varies from place to place
User :   k
User :   am i talking to Dr Jaikishen ??
Doctor :   Dr. Abhilash - dentist
Doctor :   initially you were
User :   oh fine ..thank you for your assistance on my issue
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   ok bye
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