Like my husband needs another hole in his head!
March 7, 2017 7:00am CST
My husband had his annual dental checkup yesterday morning. When he got home he said, "Guess what, I have to go to an oral surgeon?" It seems after considerable deliberation by the dentist there is a tooth that he cannot save. The tooth is literally hanging on by a thread. It doesn't hurt since it is a root canal tooth. Maybe since it's so loose it will be easier to pull out. I can make fun since it's not my tooth! The oral surgery group has a website so I went to it and printed out all the forms necessary for the visit - you know, family history and all that jazz. They talk a lot about financial, but they don't give any indication on the website what it will actually cost. Our dental insurance isn't the best so we know we'll be "mouthing the bill" - sorta like 'footing the bill" Ha Ha. Oh well, I will have to enter the land of the living and go with him. Sometimes if you turn him around twice he gets lost and this group is located in an area we've never been before. We don't use GPS, but I did a BING search and have the directions I don't know what I'll be having for dinner but I know my husband will be having liquids, soup for dinner and then beer later! Photo from Pixabay
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I've just come back from the dentist's. I was there only for cleaning my teeth. But a big thing is waiting for me in the near future, namely, two bridges will have to come out because one 'pillar' is wobbly under each of them. Then I'll get implants.
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• United States
He is lucky to have many of his own teeth. I asked if he will get a 'fake' tooth - he said at 74 why bother. I have gum disease so I'm at the dentist for cleanings every three months - I mean cleanings where he digs down deep and makes me hurt.
• United States
The medical in this country sucks compared to other countries. We should have a full universal healthcare system here. Only problem is, america is all about big bucks. And greed. We, the people, suffer for it. I hope things go okay for your husband.
• Momence, Illinois
Funny they don't tell you the cost. I hope you are not surprised in a horrible way. The last time I checked on what a tooth costs to extract I was shocked to find some dentists charge 300 dollars. Oh man are they kidding I remember when it was like 40 bucks for that. I hope you enjoy you dinner and hubby doesn't get too jealous watching you eat lol.
• Toccoa, Georgia
I am sorry about that. Lately, ( in the past year) my husband has had to have root canals and certain teeth crowned. And like you, our insurance is ok but not the best. We just had to pay 600 dollars for his latest Crown that he had done 3 or 4 weeks ago.