Monday, June 02, 2008

It is Always Something

On Thursday I got a root canal. I love my endontist and don't have a lot of trouble with the root canal...usually. I'm not sure if this is because I already had a crown on the tooth and he had to drill through it, or that this just went poorly, but I was in pain. (BTW, I did want a root canal on that tooth before I got the crown last year but my dentist said it wasn't necessary.) I don't do well with Vicodin, but had to take that, and I was not happy at all. Not happy. I finally get all the pain and sickness (from the painkiller) out of my system yesterday. And this morning, around 9 am, what happened? I'll tell you. My flipping tooth cracked clean off-thank God I had the root canal. I figured it would be weaker with a hole in it, but how good would it be once they filled the cavity? I wouldn't think it would last as long. I am going to the dentist this afternoon but I'm irritated. I'll probably have to get another crown ($700) and I just paid last week for a crown ($700) (another tooth that probably needs a root canal b/c I'm not going through this again $600) and a root canal on Thursday ($600). YOU DO THE MATH! Dear Lord, I don't have any money left. None. I'm out. Plumb out. What really sucks is that I got the "good dental" this year. It pays 50% and has a $2k max. The $2k max part is nice, but the 50% does nothing. Oh yeah, and I pay like $150 per month for that, so it's really not worth a hill of beans. Ok, I'm done bitching. For right this second. I am just so flipping cheesed at myself for eating on it, even though the endotist said it would be no big deal. Argh!


Patty said...

My daddy makes crowns. WADDUP!

P.S. if your crown broke after a year and you weren't chewing on something weird, etc. that's what i like to call ucked up.