Saturday, May 17, 2008

Good Thing I Have Insurance

Otherwise this would have cost $1100.

That's the spot where the dentist sewed a flap of my skin (taken from the roof of my mouth) to an exposed area of my gum. Yes, it hurts quite a lot.

I also need to get my wisdom teeth out this summer. I've gone without dental insurance for so long that I truly underestimated the value of having coverage now. Even though I'm looking for another job, it takes a while for dental insurance to kick in so hopefully I can finish all the work I need before then.


Jim ~ said...

I've got myself a dental issue too (see blog for details). My wife also needs her wisdom teeth taken out. Did your gum tear from your bottom teeth pushing together? What is the likelihood you might need braces or that invisalign to straighten them out? It looks pretty painful to me, glad you got it taken care of.

Sallie's Niece said...

Thanks, yes I had braces when I was younger but wasn't too good with wearing my retainer and crowding occurred significantly in my bottom teeth, causing my root to be exposed. I would like to get braces again. I've been looking into it and will probably need to save at least 500 bucks for a down payment. All told I think they cost two grand. I don't like driving so instead of saving up for a car I'm going to save up to fix my teeth!

Anonymous said...

Ouch. I dread going to the dentist. Everytime I do I leaave with pain, and a huge bill. =(
Feel better!

undercover vixen said...

that pic is scary!!