Monday, May 17, 2010

The Dentist

I went for my six month dental check-up today and learned that my fillings are getting old. Ha! Like my fillings would stay in youthful condition while the rest of me ages. Actually, my dentist is pretty proactive and sensitive to my lack of dental insurance both. She is recommending a gradual plan of replacing old fillings that have started to crack. They don't bother me now, but if left to crack too much, they could crack tooth surface as well and that would mean crowns. What to do, what to do? I'm thinking it makes sense to spread the pain (monetary pain) out over the next couple of years. All this maintenance stuff just never goes away.

5 comments:

  1. My dentist tells me I have radio teeth. He thinks they will see me through without too much expensive maintenance. If, however, I choose a TV career then I'm in trouble. Much work would need to be done for me to have TV teeth. I'm staying in radio.

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  2. Denistry is really expensive. To replace one tooth is about $3000 so I guess maintenance is the best route. Good luck.

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  3. Gads, I didn't know teeth were so expensive. I've been so lucky.....never a cavity or filling. Knock on wood! I'll just keep up the maintenance.

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  4. I wonder if "spread the pain" is the right phrase here.

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  5. You know, I never used to mind the dentist when I was younger, but now that I have had the experience of an oral surgeon digging down into my gum for a root of a molar that turned out to be attached to the jaw bone, I really dread dental visits. I always let the family go before me. Avoidance isn't a good thing, but it's less painful I think.

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