I HATE going to the dentist. I’ve had nothing but bad experiences over the years. So I put off going unless I absolutely need it.
I’ve had a problem tooth for several years. It’s my back left molar on the bottom. Cavity. Filling. Crown. Absess. Root Canal. Crown pops off. I swallow it. And NO, as many have asked, I did NOT look for it afterward. That thing was NOT going back into my mouth after passing through my intestinal tract if you get what I mean. So I procrastinate a little more, and then the filling comes out after eating a Milk Dud. Damn it! Of course I had no insurance at the time AND I was pregnant.
Now, not only am I not prego, I finally have insurance. Yay! I went in this morning, and my nasty mouth needs 11 fillings PLUS a new crown for said tooth. ELEVEN FILLINGS??!! I must say that I do indeed brush everyday, so I guess 6+ years of not going to the dentist has taken it’s toll. They want to charge me $2300 (that is with my insurance ‘discount’) for new porcelain fillings. What’s up with that? I don’t want all silver, but that is what the insurance will cover. Grrr.
I left without making an appointment because not only to I have to ponder which avenue to take, I also need to find someone to watch the kids so I can actually sit for several hours
of pain and agony while they fix my teeth.