So what day is it that you go to get your tooth extracted? You know back in January I had on taken out ( second from the back on the left top side) My tooth had broken into pieces and the dentist insisted that I get a root canal and a crown put on it, well they put a temp filling in it, and the temp filling lasted nearly a year, and then the tooth just broke apart! Well they still insisted that I get the root canal and crown, and the pain was terrible, I told them NO I had, had enough and I wanted it takenn out! Well I went to a differet oral surgeon and talked to him about it and he agreed that it should come out. It was the best thing I ever did! Well now fast forward to a good month, or two, or so ago, and guess what? I broke the same tooth but on the right side, and this time I was lucky, this tooth was already dead, so I had no pain with it, other than when it broke it left a sharp pointed shard of a piece of tooth sticking out of the gum. And it cuts into the side of my cheek and my tongue. Anyway this Tuesday I go in the morning to get it removed. I am having it done under regular novocaine, just like I did before, since I do not have a driver to take me home.
So Lindaloo , since we are getting our tooth removed fairly close together in time, maybe we can compare tooth removeable stories Ha! Anyway after I get mine done I have to hurry back to my new home as they are connecting my phone and internet service that afternoon. I do know that getting the tooth removed is a heck of allot cheaper than gettting a root canal and a crown, it cost me just about 600 to remove the tooth and 900 for the root canal and another 900 for the crown. Heck they want 200 dollars for a filling. When did the cost of going to the dentist go up so hight? I guess I was just used to the free dental care we used to get when I was in the military! Funny how when your in the military you have to see a dentist twice a year whether you need to or not, and dental care was always top notch. But once you retire, you do not get any dental care at all! You get medical but not dental!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!