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Spacers Stuck in Gum

Hi, I have several dental spacers that are lodged in my gum from a previous dental procedure. They are lodged pretty deep but not at the apex of my gums. I believe there are about 2 but possibly there could be as many as 3 in there. I am planning on getting them removed soon due to recurrent infections and I was wondering if it is more cost effective to get a dental insurance plan or pay out of pocket. What are the typical cost to remove something like this? Will there be surgery required? How much will a good insurance plan cover or is it more cost effective to just pay out of pocket? Thank you.
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540545 tn?1377622918
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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.
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What type of procedures might be used to remove it?
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540545 tn?1377622918
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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.  
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