I don’t really know what I expected, I haven’t been to the dentist in about 15 years. On Saturday, one of my fillings broke and I had a big hole in one of my back teeth. Obviously I had to go get that fixed. I went this morning and now I have a temporary cap in there for the moment, and I’m waiting for the feeling to return to my face. I get to have a full root canal and a crown at some point next week. I can’t wait. The upside is that since I went today (2008) and I’ll go back next week (2009) I’ll be on different calendar years and the insurance has to pay out more. They pay 80% towards it and a max of $2k a year. I still have to cover 20% but what I did today doesn’t come out of my max for next year, so that’s good.
Anyway, my head is (obviously) splitting and I’m going to go lay down.
My teeth are also being stupid. I think my wisdom teeth are getting angry, and whenever the barometric pressure drops, I go into horrible pain. Time to get them extracted, I think.
The same thing happened to me. I think that I have the same coverage as you. I was supposed to have a root canal mid December, but I found out that it would cost me $300-400 in December and would be free if I waited until after Jan 1. I just had the root canal on Wednesday. The worst part was the epinephrine. I didn’t know that he had given me epinephrine and it scared the shit out of me when I felt my heart rate jumped to nearly 200 in less than 30 seconds…I panicked. I started kicking my feet up & down and waving my arms uncontrollably; basically flopped around like a fish. I have also run into the unfortunate problem of being allergic to the temporary cement.
If you haven’t had the root canal yet…I hope everything goes well & don’t freak out when they give you the epinephrine (it will come after he pulls of the temp crown)