I flossed my teeth Friday night, and a filling popped out. It was, of course, the longest possible period of time before I could call the dentist on Monday. My husband ran to Walgreens first thing Saturday morning to pick up a tooth numbing stick, so THANK YOU to him! This post goes up Monday … Continue reading Lost a Filling
Surprise! My Crown Has Arrived
Apparently with everything that's going on, people aren't getting many crowns at the dentist, because my crown came in TWO WEEKS early. This prompted a next day appointment and a bundle of nerves. I had originally gone in because I noticed a quarter or so of one of my teeth was... missing. It didn't really … Continue reading Surprise! My Crown Has Arrived
There’s Always Another Bill
Paid of the credit card. Paid of a student loan. Then I feel that part of a tooth is missing. I find out a I need a crown - and I've only had the insurance 7 months. They won't cover crowns until a full year. $1300 out of pocket. They let me split it 50/50 … Continue reading There’s Always Another Bill
Oh, Dentistry, Why Are You SO Cruel
I had a dentist appointment this last week, and I warned the dentist that, having EDS, it would be hard to numb me and it was likely to wear off early. She believed me, and started me on the middle grade stuff. Sounds good, right? No. NO. It took ELEVEN shots to numb my face … Continue reading Oh, Dentistry, Why Are You SO Cruel
How Many Cavities Did You Say?!?
So, when I got my dental insurance for the first time since 2002, I got to go in and get my teeth checked. FOURTEEN YEARS of no dental care, just desperate brushing. At the time, they flagged a ridiculous number of problem areas but only focused on the badly cracked tooth and three large cavities … Continue reading How Many Cavities Did You Say?!?
Poor Tundra Got His Teeth Cleaned
This week we brought Tundra in to have his teeth cleaned. We did this with him in 2016 or so, but at his last check up the vets were concerned about his teeth again. So we saved up (it took a few months!), set up an appointment, and brought him in this last week. I … Continue reading Poor Tundra Got His Teeth Cleaned
Tooth Drilling Success?
I had my teeth worked on Wednesday, and it wasn't bad at all. I mean, they had to inject five times for one of them (FIVE TIMES), because it kept wearing off and I could feel it enough to try to levitate out of my seat, but that was the complicated one where the tooth … Continue reading Tooth Drilling Success?
Quick Update: Dental Success!
I went to my Dentist's appointment with no small amount of dread. It was just a cleaning, but I was really worried! They had said it may take multiple cleanings. The hygienist showed me the inside of my teeth... they were brown! I was horrified, but she said she could get it off. 16 years … Continue reading Quick Update: Dental Success!
A Real Adult and Everything
I'm very proud to say that I adulted so hard this week I scheduled a dental appointment. I know, right? I haven't had a dental appointment since I was 18 barring my wisdom teeth being pulled and a cavity being filled at a free clinic. I just never had any insurance to cover it and … Continue reading A Real Adult and Everything