Friday, June 5, 2009

What to Do

Now, doesn't this look like a good time?

It's called a dental implant. It's one of the options you have when your tooth falls out. Really, the only other option you have is this:
But for some strange reason, dental insurance companies consider implants "cosmetic", and so they don't pay a penny for the procedure. Which by the way, for the implant alone (the screw up in your jaw) costs around $1500. Without any anesthesia.


I'm thinking that, even though I have a high threshold for pain, I'm not gonna be able to have a screw drilled up into my jaw without anesthesia. What do y'all think? So tack on another $300 to be put under anesthesia. But I have to have my tooth, so what choice do I have. I guess I could move to the hills and become a hillbilly where they don't worry about their teeth. I have another appointment with my dentist next Thursday to get a "plan." My "plan" may be to to wait until the darn thing falls out again and then get it fixed. Or maybe go over to Thailand or Vietnam and get it done. I hear they do dental work for pennies on the dollar. I joke. Maybe.

Till tomorrow.

5 comments:

Theresa said...

Well, me thinks you better get that sucker screwed in and with some "stesia"! Now I am about as Hillbilly as they come but the only teef I am missing are in the back:] where you can't see 'em! Love you and have a great Friday, beins I know this is one of your favorite days...

funky bag freak said...

Theresa is a funny girl! Hey Mexico has cheap dental work.

suzanne said...

You are getting your teeth fixed, American-style!!!!

Cindy Lou said...

Girl I would just do without almost anything if something happened to my teef!!! I would just grin and bare it!! Grin with ALL your teef!!!! Have a good day and I love you!!!

REGINA said...

I HAD THAT DONE ON MY BOTTOM BACK WHERE I WAS MISSING ONE TOOTH. FOR SOME REASON MY INSURANCE PAYED SOME OF IT.I'M SURE GLAD.THEY SAID I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT TOOTH.I'M VERY SATISFIED WITH IT.GOOD LUCK.