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Yay for root canal!

manimal

Ociffer Tackleberry
Feb 27, 2002
7,214
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Blindly running into cactus
son of a dookie! i cracked off a piece of one of my molars about a year and a half ago. it never hurt or anything and my dental insurance is average at best so i just left it alone (insurance is 60/40 split - although i found out today they pay for 2 free cleanings/preventative maint. per year :twitch: )
well, last night my tooth was hurting so bad i felt like reenacting the scene from Cast Away where he takes the ice skate and knocks hit tooth out.....
so i went to the dentist today and he put the grinder to it...down to my friggin nerve! he said i need a root canal and a crown so i'm scheduled for the procedure tomorrow afternoon.
everybody says it's fairly painless but, after 8 years of braces and a jaw surgery..i've about had it with people playing engineer in my mouth.

anyway, i guess i'm just pissed that i just now found out my insurance covers the two free cleanings per year and now i'm stuck with a nice $800 bill for my share of the procedures :disgust1: the dentist could've fixed the problem before it came to a root canal had i done my homework on my dental insurance...although none of the reps ever mention anything about the preventative maintenance benefits.
 

manimal

Ociffer Tackleberry
Feb 27, 2002
7,214
14
Blindly running into cactus
i had my visit today in uniform. i wear a wireless mic on my chest and i kept waiting for him to accidentally key it up and broadcast the sound of the drill over the radio ;)