Good afternoon and welcome back to another new blog post! Now the last time I talked about my wisdom tooth situation was at the end of February; which you can read here(: I mentioned how one of my bottom wisdom teeth had broken through my gums, but at the time I was not feeling any kind of pain or discomfort. I wish I could still say the same thing. A few months later now, and my mouth is in so much pain. Obviously the wisdom is coming in more and my gum behind that tooth is swollen and inflamed. Basically it’s so difficult to eat, and almost every time I chew I bite on a chunk of my gums back there. The other night I couldn’t even enjoy a nice acai bowl because it was too painful to eat. I had to stop because my gum started bleeding 😦
Shortly after my last wisdom tooth post, I had a dentist appointment to take new xrays and to be recommended to the oral surgery place that would be taking them out. After going to see the oral surgeon, I will have to take all 4 of my wisdoms out, and it will cost me a total copay of $550. Which is super disappointing because before we had to switch over to a different insurance, my brother had gotten all 4 of his removed and it only costed $175 in TOTAL. AND he didn’t pay for it. My parents paid it for him. But no, for me it’s $550, and I have to pay for it myself, without any offer to help from my parents. Like okay, I know you favorite the first child, but damn.
After getting the quote on what it would cost me, the surgery place had to send out paperwork AGAIN to my insurance so that they could pre approve it. So I had to wait even longer to get them removed.
A few weeks later I get a call saying they have the pre approval and to call them back to set up an appointment to get them removed. YESSS FINALLY!! But, of course it wouldn’t be that simple for me. I had asked if the quote I received during my first visit was still the total, and if I could make payments on it. Usually dentists are pretty helpful about doing a payment plan, but no, to my disappointment the lady told me that they don’t do that and I have to pay the total in full before my surgery. Awesome, there goes a decent chunk of my money…
AND THEN, when I asked when they could get me in for my surgery, the soonest was at the end of June. I picked a date that worked out for a family member to be able to drive me, and I settled for Tuesday June 21 at 9am. When I had first made the appointment, it was May 20th. So I had to wait ANOTHER month before I could have them out. At this moment it’s June 11th, so I have just over a week until the surgery.
I’m relieved I am finally getting them removed but I’m also totally terrified. Any kind of surgery involving my mouth or throat is crazy. Like they have to dig into my jaw to get my teeth out.. that’s fucking scary lol
I’m not looking forward to it, but I am looking forward to it if you know what I mean.
Anyways, thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope everyone has a great day!(: