Karen – thank you so much for the reply. It was very helpful and reassuring.
FYI, and possibly for future reference, the folks at the website you gave me, New Mexico Dental Association, do not provide any sorts of fee schedules for dentists, nor do they refer.
I'm still considering my options, and I'm finding the extractions, not the dentures, are the biggest financial issue. Can't seem to find a dentist who'll give any kind of break on their “per tooth” price, which I don't quite understand... but, whaddya gonna do? Lol – seems I'm not rich enough to get it done, nor poor enough to qualify for any of the “free clinic” sort of help.
Actually, I'm not all that far from Mexico, and it's a lot cheaper there than on this side of the border. Any opinion?
Either way, thank you again Karen.