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6 year old needing tooth extraction

  • 11-12-2020 4:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭

    Hi All,
    We took our 6-year-old daughter to a private pediatric dentist. It turns out that she has a condition causing her back teeth to decay. They have told us we will need to get 4 of them extracted and spacers put in, luckily the adult teeth don't seem to be affected.
    So we got a quote for the surgery where they want to put her to sleep which comes in around 4000eur. We can't afford this. My daughter is now in a little pain and it seems to be getting worse.
    Does anyone know of the best option whether it be the HSE or somewhere cheaper than 4k?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,976 ✭✭✭✭Dav010

    Hi. Unfortunately the bulk of the cost is associated with the general anaesthesia and the private hospital/Clinic providing it. It certainly would be vastly less expensive if it was done with local anaesthetic, but that has obvious challenges/drawbacks if your daughter is nervous. You can contact your local HSE clinic, they may be able to help but in all likelihood your daughter will be placed on a waiting list for treatment. Try the HSE, you might get lucky.