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What A Busy Day – Dentists and Work!

As you’ve probably noticed, one of my teeth was killing me last night.  It felt like it was going to explode.  I’ve had similar things happen before, but this was quite a bit worse than I’ve dealt with in quite a while.  I really didn’t think I’d be able to work today, so I called the on call supervisor last night and used almost the entire morning today searching for a dentist that didn’t suck.

It remains to be seen how the new dentist’s work measures up to my standards (which are high – my teeth have never been great) when it comes to common sense, logic, knowledge, demeanor, and cost.  I finally found one, got the ball rolling with the insurance company, and got down there at about 1115 hours.  After the paperwork was done, I didn’t have long to wait before being escorted to an exam room, had my teeth x-rayed, and shortly after that I was talking to the actual dentist.

The word is that one of my bicuspids is abscessed and therefore needs a root canal.  The two teeth behind it need crowns.  Oh, and one of the teeth on the bottom row needs a root canal as well.  The doc didn’t know how it’s not causing me severe pain, but I’ll take what I can get.

My insurance is pretty good when it comes to stuff like this.  The root canal(s) have a $0 copay and the crowns are only $250 which is much less expensive than I’m used to.  I happened to come into $500 last week through work and while I had thought about using this money to fund something fun like a silencer for my .22 or an AR-15, other things have taken priority.

I picked up my prescription for penicillin (only a $10 copay!) and it looks like I’ll be dealing with a high speed pneumatic drill and other implements of torture next Wednesday.

That’s all there is to say about that for now.  Wish me luck :D !!!

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