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Yay for root canal!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by manimal, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    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.
     

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  2. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    dentist visit = no fun
     
  3. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    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 ;)
     
  4. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Officer down
    I repeat
    Officer down .
     
  5. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Now that, would be some funny shiz.