Monday, October 15, 2012

$5,680

Alternate title "My Dentist is Taking His Wife to Hawaii".

When you are trying to conceive, your doctor tells you to make sure you hit up the dentist before getting pregnant because dental issues can cause problems with pregnancy. I LOATHE going to the dentist and have admittedly  avoided it for YEARS. I have been experiencing some pain and want to have a healthy baby at some point, so today I took the plunge and went. 

I honestly can not tell you if the pain and anxiety of going to the appointment is better or worse than the feeling you get when they tell you how much it will cost. I knew it would be a lot, but I was blown away by what I need done and what it will cost (and that's AFTER the insurance pays their part...and I have good insurance!). 

So off I go on Thursday to get 2 teeth pulled and my 3 remaining wisdom teeth out. All I can say is that I GLADLY pay the extra out-of-pocket fee for the sedation. Knock me out and wake me when it's over please! 

I spoke with my doctor on how long this will take me out of the baby making game and he hopes that if I just take this month off while I let the antibiotics work their magic and get the infected tooth out, I can get back in the game next month. I'm sad to have to take this hiatus, but I'm hoping  knocking this infection out and getting my pearly whites healthy will help kick my body into gear. 

If you need me, I'll be eating mashed potatoes and applesauce for the next week or so. Blah.

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