Not sure. Depends on how deep it is. If it requires flap surgery, then it would be quite an involved process. If they can just flick it out with a instrument, it should be fairly quick.
What type of procedures might be used to remove it?
That's interesting. I don't think there's an exact billing code for something like removing a spacer I don't think. I suppose if you haven't seen a dentist in awhile, then getting an insurance plan would be the ideal way to go. I would recommend getting a PPO plan though, not a HMO plan.