So, the abscess didn't drain. For 3 days after the first dentist visit, I was hopped up on vicodin, which barely took the edge off. Back to the dentist, he checked, did some other work, referred me to a root canal specialist. Saw him yesterday. He re-did the root canal, got the thing to drain. More $$$, of course.

Nearly every cent of my FSA set aside this year has been spent on dental work, and that's with insurance! (Insurance only covers $1500 of costs, at 50% to 80% - that barely covers one crown here in Silicon Valley!) That's like over $3000 for a couple hours work.

I'm not sure which hurts more - the abscess or the cashectomy. Pulling the tooth would have been cheaper, but then I would have needed a bridge, which costs even more!
ravan: by Ravan (Default)
( May. 1st, 2012 12:44 am)
Root canal gone bad, abscessed, plus a filling broken on another tooth. My portion? $2175. Thank the gods for flex spending accounts. Vicodin and antibiotics, and I still hurt.
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ravan: by Ravan (Default)
( Nov. 19th, 2011 02:11 pm)
So, Datapard's rear tooth wouldn't wait until the new year, when I have my next round of Flex spending available. $2700 later, on CareCredit, and I'm stuck for $225/mo for a year.

Ouch.
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