I just got back from my second dentist appointment. Sorry, if I don’t make much sense, but I am kind of drowsy right now. Apparently, at this time I need two root canals at the top right side of my mouth. They cut the nerves on two teeth so I wouldn’t feel too much pain right now and they fixed three other teeth. I have to go in on March 4th to have the actual root canals done. It is costing me $1182 to have the two root canals done and it will cost another $1,000 or $2,000 for the crowns.
Except, I may need to have another root canal done on one of my bottom teeth. So add another $519 for the root canal and $1,000 for the crown. Wonderful. Luckily, they are allowing me to make monthly payments on the root canals. Otherwise, I would be up shit creek. I have to figure out how to pay for the crowns. They told me I don’t have to worry about the crowns right away, so I guess I will see about paying for those sometime around next year.
I started crying when I left the dentist office. I am pissed at myself for not taking better care of my teeth in the first place. I wish when I was growing up, that I took more of an interest in dental care. Then I wouldn’t be in this mess.
But it sucks because, I do brush my teeth 2 or 3 times a day everyday and I am still having problems with my mouth. I don’t understand. I haven’t even drank sugary drinks like sodas for over 4 years. I took those out of my diet a long time ago and my teeth are still giving me troubles.
I’m just tired of my mouth giving me problems. I hope that the nerves that the dentist cut will at least give me some pain free days. Of course, I will probably still experience some type of pain, being that they prescribed me some Vicodin.