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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkob
    my wife says no go wit the Public system in this instance. Right or wrong, I'm not gonna fight her on this)
    The public tooth removal service probably wont deal with the removal of complicated teeth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_panda
    The public tooth removal service probably wont deal with the removal of complicated teeth?
    They will. But according to the dentist we saw yesterday (whose husband is a dentist at a public hospital) they don't provide sedation. Only local anesthesia. Meaning they can only do 1 tooth at a time on kids.
    So, need to do it in 3 times, the kid sees it all (peace of bones have to be removed as I said), plus of course the waiting time.
    Overall doesn't sound great to me and if I can provide better for my child, I think I should.

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    * pieces of bones obviously

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    If she were my daughter I would ask Eugene Lai (Dr Eugene Lai) a quote/ expert opinion and Nicholas Tsang in Kennedy Town. Both excellent and very good with children, I presume however dr. Lai’s quote will be on the pricey end due to location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkob
    They will. But according to the dentist we saw yesterday (whose husband is a dentist at a public hospital) they don't provide sedation. Only local anesthesia. Meaning they can only do 1 tooth at a time on kids.
    So, need to do it in 3 times, the kid sees it all (peace of bones have to be removed as I said), plus of course the waiting time.
    Overall doesn't sound great to me and if I can provide better for my child, I think I should.
    What was his advice then? Go public or find a private dentist? Since multiple teeth are involved, id do it privately and get it done in one go. As for cost, it seems it's just a matter of finding the right dentist that doesnt price gouge.

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    For wisdom teeth removal they usually recommend to remove only one side at a time. So if they are on one side you can do them at once but if they are opposite sides you should do it in 2 visits. It has to do with being still able to eat on one side etc..

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    Thanks all, got it figured out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkob
    I now understand better what the issue is, so I'll give more details. Now more relevant.

    We need to remove 3 teeth. One is a minor removal of a baby tooth and I know where to find the $500 dentist for it. In fact with a good wrench ...

    The problem is the other two. I don't want to enter into too many details but these are what I think more complex procedures that our usual dentist said a normal dentist can't do. Need a specialist surgeon. These are adult 2nd molars still buried within the bone. This means getting rid of a small part of the jaw bone to remove the tooth... basically this doesn't sound like using the "wrench trick" to me. Or so to speak...

    Ideally, I would want one surgeon to remove all 3 teeth at the same time. So as to avoid the trauma of having my daughter to undergo 2 interventions (one for the easy one, one for the complex ones).

    I realise it will cost me more money, as a full blown specialist is going to charge me more than a regular dentist for the removal of the easy baby tooth. I realize this, I am okay with this, I am asking how much. If anyone has any idea.

    (@bdw, my wife says no go wit the Public system in this instance. Right or wrong, I'm not gonna fight her on this)
    I disagree with your assessment to do it all at once. I would do the baby tooth cheaply first (easy, not much pain, daughter is relaxed when it comes to the second one, you save money.)

    For the complex - have you got a second opinion? Are you sure it's actually necessary? Sounds rather drastic for a kid. Why not wait a few years and see what happens?

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    We went to 3 dentists, they all suggested the same course of action, which we will follow.
    Thank you all for the feedback.

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