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.
What type of procedures might be used to remove it?
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.