Thursday, October 20, 2011
Well, just as I suspected, I've got one expensive mouth. It's all my husband's fault. Well, not his direct fault, but when he started getting sick 7 years ago I took my stress out on my poor teeth for a few months by grinding them in my sleep. I broke a tooth at that time and cracked a few fillings. I went to a dentist and they fixed me up...
They actually did a pretty shotty job and left gaps between the filling and the tooth, I later found out, which has caused so many issues. After Tom's transplant I needed to have extensive dental work, but I couldn't afford it all at the time, so I opted for just a filling for the tooth that needed it most. The rest I'd deal with later.
It's now later.
I am now in need of a root canal and crown for the broken tooth that causing all the pain. I also need two additional crowns and the removal and replacement of the fillings that were so poorly done years ago. One or both of those may need a crown, depending on what is found once the fillings are removed. My molars have extremely deep pits and they have been filled and filled and filled until some of them are half tooth and half filling. This just creates problems.
The bill for the proposed treatment of all issues found today is $5,744.00
It boggles the mind.
My husband's liver transplant was well over $300,000 so I know about medical bills, but it just seems like a little ol' tooth or two shouldn't cost more than a down payment on a cheap car.
Monday at 8am I'm going in my my root canal. Wish me luck!
One of the good things about getting new xrays. If anything should happen to me, I now have current dental records and that can help with identification if necessary. (I watch far too many forensic shows)
I hope you have a great day!
Posted by Kristin - The Goat at 4:18 PM