Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This weekend I broke my tooth. Not even eating anything hard or crunchy. The filling that was on top of it even broke. Monday morning I went to the dentist to make an appointment and they got me right in to do x-rays to prepare for my appointment the next day. It was not good news. I have several cavities and the tooth that broke is actually a baby tooth that I never lost and didn't have an adult tooth growing in. So with the few options that I was given to fix it, it seems like having the broken tooth taken out and an implant put in. According to the dentist and from what I understand the implant is the best option. Luckily, my insurance covers this procedure at 50% versus not at all, but still it is going to cost a little over $1,600.00 Ah! That is a lot of money and that is just for the implant, not fixing the other cavities. I am terrified of having a piece of metal put into my gums. It does not seem like fun at all. I like the dentist and have faith in him though. It's something that needs to be done. I wish I was invincible and didn't ever have health or dental problems. But alas here I am. My stubbornness has lead to this problem by not going to the dentist since before I got married. Boo!