Oh my! I'm amazed at the similarities we've had recently. I badly chipped a tooth on one side and broke a crown on another recently. I found a super duper well respected conservative dentist to fix both. Deep breaths. Important that you trust your doctor. One, was re-crowned and the other was sort of molded back (forgot the term). He did a great job. I found a dentist recommended to me by a retired chair side assistant. She tells me he is the best one in my state. This is priority number ONE!
Bonded! One was bonded...the other re crowned ...but still have the temporary on at the moment. I asked for a TON of that numbing agent...not the shot, just the swab. So nerve racking. Picture it all finished!!!!
Thank you all! Wow, I guess it IS stress! We're all in the same boat.
Bless you, dear dstc. I'm 57.
I found a dentist who was open today (so many things have been closed due to the weather)--my old dentist. I quit after 25 yrs because they (or we?) changed insurance. It was hard to leave. Today for exam, xray and filling it was $169. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would be a lot more. Their prices really went up. I asked for before-and-after pictures. They are so cool! The crack was amazing. No wonder it felt awful. Not too painful, just jagged.
No needles or anesthesia, just a quick numbing agent on the tooth itself. The wonders of modern science.
Unfortunately, there is a big crack in the bottom of the tooth and I will either need a crown or to have the tooth pulled. This will get me through the weekend.
Monday, it's to the surgeon to pull the tooth on the other side.
I can't wear my mouth night guard because with all the work being done, it doesn't fit any more. I had two but the new puppy ate one.
UGH..............which is worse the dental work , or the dental BILLS! husband is having work right now and let me say it again ugh! And that's to the $$$ part. We had been going to the same dentist for a long time who just didn't care only to find out (well husband went first) that the dentist has been neglecting our teeth for years. Did I say UGH. I hate to know what mine is going to cost on top of husband's!!! husband told me the dentist is pregnant - well I hope she enjoys the new nursery we are paying for!
Saw my regular MD today for a checkup.
Told him I sometimes have a hard time breathing, getting air inside.
He said it's stress. Recommended yoga. And Xanax.
Teeth, breathing ... yeah, stress can kill you.
IC your right. Unfortunately with a bad crack I would let the surgeon decide. I had one I spent hundreds on and had two root canals done. Still I had pain so they suggested a different treatment. That was hundreds too. Finally I had it pulled and got an implant.
I am going to show him and will ask him what he thinks. I have photos. And he can get copies of the xrays.
Although I would like an implant if it has to be pulled, and I don't know if I can afford both at once.
It would be nice to get both over with, though.
In the meantime, I'm planning 2 or 3 trips up north and it's going to be expensive. I may visit my little sister, who just had a lumpectomy--but no cancer! Yay! And in July, I'm going to hear Temple Grandin speak. And then in Sept. my niece is getting married.
Maybe I should just move back to Minn.?
My credit card was breached. Again. $1.89 charge for NY Vacuum. Testing. Glad the credit card company caught it.
And I've been sent to collections over Cousin P's back rent at assisted living. $8,500. I took the contract and collections letter to our atty and he noticed that I'd signed the most recent contract with-my name, but forgot POA or Guardian. !!!! I am madly digging for the original, or anything that has POA written on it.
I'm terrified that they'll somehow finagle a way to lock onto our personal earnings. husband is already mad at me for bringing Cousin P down here from NY 5 yrs ago.